The 2018 Kings Park Festival is celebrating 'The Greatest Show on Earth' this September and we're running two fantastic competitions to get everyone in on the fun.

Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop will be exhibiting a series of wildflower mannequins instore this September. Photo: J. Thomas.View image slideshow

Flowers in Focus

Do you fancy yourself a bit of a photographer? If the answer is yes, send us your best photograph of a magical Western Australian wildflower for your chance to share in some fantastic prizes for our Flowers in Focus photography competition. You could win the opportunity to have your image displayed in Kings Park for a Festival exhibition.

The Flowers in Focus photography competition is open to all student, amateur or professional photographers and aims to promote the uniqueness and beauty of Western Australia’s diverse flora – especially our wildflowers.

Start capturing the winning pics now! There are plenty of plant species in flower in Kings Park and Bold Park through winter, not to mention a plethora of species that can be seen right across our great state. Get out there and start snapping!

Floral frocks

Do the words 'wildflower artiste' apply to you? Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop will be exhibiting a series of wildflower mannequins in-store this September, and we’re on the hunt for the ‘pièce de résistance’ mannequins dressed in outfits made entirely of Western Australian flora.

Over the next couple of months, we will be inviting you to submit your wildflower mannequin designs to us. If yours has the most pizzazz, you could have the opportunity to create your design, with wildflowers, greenery and other materials supplied by Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The mannequins will be exhibited in Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop for a week during September.

Remember we are looking for entries made entirely from WA flora that are beautiful and durable. Designs that include exotic plant species including roses and proteas will not be accepted.

View the Kings Park Festival section for more details.

Send us your best photograph of a magical Western Australian wildflower or landscape and you could have your image displayed in Kings Park for a Festival exhibition. Photo: Chris Tate.

Access disruptions

Road closures will take place in Kings Park and Bold Park on Sunday 26 August 2018 due to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ run event.

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