RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year 2016 Results

See the winners and runner's up

5-10 age category


Alex McAllister, aged 8

Fairview Primary School, Ballyclere

Various herbs including sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’)
“The sun is just coming out from the mist.” 

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
“The cobwebs with the sun shining through and the apple trees behind the chives.”

Runner Up

Arvo Rutherford, aged 6

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove Primary Free School, London

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
"Firework herbs at the Horniman Museum Gardens in London."


11-17 age category


William Lindsay-Perez, aged 14

Redland Green School, Bristol

Various herbs and spices, including Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
"For these photos, I wanted to focus mainly on composition. I used natural light and a shallow depth of field to create a colourful, interesting and visually appetising photos."

See William's full online portfolio.

Runner Up

Shannon Wright, aged 13

Garnock Academy, North Ayrshire

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
"Chives in my garden"


We were inundated with fantastic photos making the competition very difficult to judge. View the 19 shortlisted photographs that didn't quite make it but were firm favourites of the judges.

Rules and prizes

Read more about the competition

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