A medal and £1,000 to a botanical artist for outstanding, diagnostically relevant, published illustrations Established in 1986 by the late Mr B E Smythies FLS, in honour of his wife, the late Florence Mary Smythies ("Jill"), whose career as a botanical artist was cut short by an accident to her right hand. Awarded to a botanical artist in recognition of excellence in published illustrations in aid of plant identification, with the emphasis on botanical accuracy and the accurate portrayal of diagnostic characteristics.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to any botanical artist of any nationality or age
  • For their outstanding botanical art that is 'an accurate portrayal of diagnostic characteristics and an aid to identifi

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