Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition - 2016

Dear WABA members,

The Margaret Flockton Award Committee of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney announce the first call for entries for the upcoming Award and Exhibition of 2016. In the bicentennial year of the Royal Botanic Gardens the Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition will be held in the Joseph Maiden Theatre from Saturday 9 April – Sunday 1 May, 2016.

Illustrators are invited to submit one or two original scientific botanical illustrations in black and white by close of business Friday 19 Feb 2016.

Prize money - 1st prize - $AUD5000; 2nd prize - $AUD2000; plus up to three Highly Commended certificates will be awarded to works considered to be of an exceptionally high standard.

PLEASE NOTE – The webpages for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands, including those of the Margaret Flockton Award are soon to be updated. The address below will give you the entry details for 2015. Another email will be sent once the 2016 details are uploaded, however, aside from dates, entry procedures will basically remain unchanged.

For full entry details go to

Perhaps you know of other illustrators, novice or professional, published or unpublished, who would be interested in entering the Award? We always welcome new and talented illustrators and we would be most grateful if you could forward this information on to them. 

We very much look forward to seeing many beautiful entries once again in February next year.

For all enquiries please email