AOF Essay Prize

The Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the AOF Essay Prize.

The AOF Essay Prize has been set up to encourage local orchid growers to participate in letting others know of their initiatives and practices in the cultivation and conservation of orchids.

It is an annual writing competition, established with a generous endowment by the Slade Family who have been actively involved with the AOF since its inception.

There will be three prizes –
1st Prize $350.00
2nd Prize $250.00
3rd Prize $150.00
The Foundation invites all Australian orchid growers to consider the topic for 2017 and submit an entry. We would not only like to reward you, but we would like to hear about your ideas and experiences and benefit from them.

ESSAY TOPIC FOR 2017:

“Orchid Ailments And Their Management”

Tell us how you manage any problems with your orchids.

The deadline for receipt of all entries is June 30th 2017

Send your entry to:
AOF Essay Prize P.O. Box 96, Drouin Vic. 3818 
or electronically to aof@australianorchidfoundation.org.au

Please include your name, address and telephone contact.

Entry Rules:

  • This competition is open to Australian residents only.
  • The essay will be an original article, not previously published
  • The essay must be no more than 4,000 words, short essays are most welcome
  • The essay is to be in English and typewritten.
  • Entries may include art work or images
  • The authors of the essays will remain undisclosed to the judges, whose decision will be final. If in the opinion of the judges, no worthy essays are received, there will be no award that year.
  • Non-winning entries will be returned to the sender if requested. These entries may be submitted to the editors of Australian orchid periodicals for publication, with permission from the author.
  • The winning essay will be announced at the AGM of the Foundation in October 2017
  • The winning entry will be published on the AOF website and in Australian orchid periodicals

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2016 ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS:-

1st Prize – K. Yin and Sau-wan Chan, Beecroft, New South Wales  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2nd Prize – Daniel Coulton, Engadine, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

3rd Prize – Terri Bade, Hervey Bay, Queensland CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2015 ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS:-

1st Prize – Brian Dear, San Isidore, New South Wales  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2nd Prize – Richard Mollee, Bellbird Park, Queensland CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

3rd Prize – Julie Copley-Bishop, Logan Central, Queensland CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2014 ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS:-

1st Prize – Yin & Sau-wan Chan, Beecroft, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2nd Prize – Jan Robinson, Engadine, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

3rd Prize – Myra Chalmers, Lilli Pilli, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

An AOF Special Award (the publication titled ‘Growing Orchids in Cool Climate Australia’) has been presented to Hayley O’Donnell, Willunga High School, South Australia.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2013 ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS:-

1st Prize – Chris Heysen, Auldana, South Australia CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2nd Prize – Greg Steenbeeke, Narellan, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

3rd Prize – Arthur Stafford, Eskdale, Queensland CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

An AOF Special Award (the publication titled ‘Starting Out With Orchids’) has been presented to Brooke Felsch of the Woodburn Orchid Society, NSW. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2012 ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS:-

1st Prize – Emily Noble, Montrose, Victoria CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2nd Prize – John and Ruth Allen, Bathurst, New South Wales CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

3rd Prize – Arthur Stafford, Eskdale, Queensland CLICK TO DOWNLOAD