Young Botanical Artist Competition 2023

April 30th 2023

This year sees the return of the Young Botanical Artist Competition – which is run by The Shirley Sherwood Collection in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Dr. Shirley Sherwood has worked for decades to bring the botanical art genre to new and broader audiences worldwide.

This year's competition is open to artists aged 16-25, and invites entrants to submit 'a 2D botanical artwork on the subject of Trees'. Please note: photography is excluded.

There will be 2 age-based categories (16-18 and 19-25).

All 40 artworks shortlisted for the Young Botanical Artist Competition will be exhibited from October 2023 at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery, located within Kew Gardens.

Shortlisted artists will also recieve a complementary family day pass to Kew Gardens and the gallery space.

There are also cash prizes as follows:

Overall Winner (1 per category): £750

Highly Commended (2 per category): £250

Closing date for entries: 30th April, 2023
Winners announced: 30th June, 2023

For full competition and prize information, please visit: