The logo of the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) is a flower of the Common Sugarbush or Suikerbossie (Protea repens). BotSoc is publishing a special Centenary issue of Veld & Flora in June 2013 to mark their one hundredth birthday and we would like to feature this protea on the cover. For that we are running a competition for young amateur photographers (and preference will be given to photographers under the age of 30) for the best cover shot of Protea repens.
Veld & Flora is an A4-format, glossy magazine and images will need to take into consideration the placement of the masthead at the top and the coverlines at the bottom. To view images of the magazine, go to http://veldfloraed.blogspot.com/.
Please email one digital image per entry (you can send in as many photos as you like, as long as you email them one at a time) with your name, age, contact number or email address and a short biographical sketch of yourself. Digital images and scans should be under 1 MB for emailing (finalists will be asked to send a larger resolution image). Entries (or any queries) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition closes at the end of February 2013. The winner will have their image published on the cover of the Centenary issue of Veld & Flora in June 2013 and will also receive a year’s subscription to the Botanical Society of South Africa. See http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za.
Only amateur photographers may enter. Winners will be chosen by the Veld & Flora Committee and their decision is final. We reserve the right to use your photograph elsewhere in the magazine, on our website and in our marketing material.
The Common Sugarbush or Suikerbossie (Protea repens) is widespread in southern South Africa from the Bokkeveld Escarpment along the south-western Cape to east of Grahamstown. It is also widely cultivated in gardens.