Meet the #GardentoGarden competition winners!Posted on 30.09.2020
We’re delighted to present the five winners of our Garden to Garden image competition for 8-18 year olds – which called out for original photos, videos or drawings of bees, butterflies and other mini-beasts as part of our National Lottery Heritage Funded Garden to Garden project in partnership with South Cliff Gardens, Scarborough.
A total of five winning entries were selected by a panel of experts (from University of York, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the artist Feral Practice) from work submitted from right across the UK – two of whom (Liana, 12 and Martha, 9) hail from Scarborough itself.
“It is so important for us all to take a closer look into our gardens and green spaces for the amazing wildlife which resides there, including our wonderful pollinating insects. I’m honoured to have helped judge the photo competition, and was so impressed with not only the photographic skills, but also the fantastic species that were being found around the UK. Well done to everyone who took part!”
– Melissa Minter, Garden to Garden judge and postgraduate researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity at the University of York.
Liana Borg-Herring, 12, From East Ayton Scarborough
‘I have learnt lots about moths and caterpillars through this competition and I am thrilled to have won. This has inspired me to do more research and photography focussing on insects.” – Liana Borg-Herring
Ella Pringle, 11, Ullapool Scotland
“I was very lucky to get a new camera at Christmas and have been enjoying learning how to use it. So as you can imagine I was very surprised and delighted to hear that one of my photographs had won your competition. This year during lockdown we built a pond in our garden and I also planted lots of insect friendly flowers, like garlic mustard. I have really enjoyed watching and photographing all the insects visiting our garden. It makes me realise that if we want to have more insects in our gardens then it is important to provide the right habitat and grow the right type of plants to attract them.” Ella Pringle
Martha Riley, Age 9, Scarborough
Etty Winser, 10, Shoreham
“It’s amazing how much more interesting things are up close.” Etty Winser
Cameron Moore, 8, Okehampton Devon
“I’m so excited about winning I’m interested in all creatures big or small, they are all beautiful. I love to take photos of insects, some have such lovely colours these fascinate me by the way they collect the pollen and nectar from the flowers and take it back to their Queen to feed their babies.” Cameron Moore