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Winners of the 2012 Fairchild Challenge/BGCI Global Competition

 

Hundreds of young people in Bulgaria, China, Greece, Peru, UK and USA took part in the 2012 Fairchild Challenge/BGCI Global Competition.  They were challenged to research plants that represented their country’s biodiversity and then create a stunning wreath fit for an Olympic athlete.   

We were enormously impressed by the quality of their entries and their imaginative responses to this year's Fairchild Challenge/BGCI Global Competition.  It was clear to us that a great deal of research and careful thought had gone into their projects. All of them deserve our congratulations.  This presented us with a very considerable challenge of our own, namely to find a winner from among these magnificent entries.  After much deliberation, we have however come to a decision and are delighted to announce this year's top three entries:

 

Winner

 
 

National Tropical Botanical Garden,

Hawaii, USA. Kōkua `Āina Youth Initiative

 

Highly Commended

 University of Sofia Botanic Garden, Bulgaria

 

University of Athens Diomedes Botanic

Garden Greece, Erythres Gymnasium

 

Commended

 

   Eden Project, UK

 

Click here to see all the finalists