Chinese Garden of Friendship Penjing Competition

Chinese Garden of Friendship Penjing Competition

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Celebrate the art of Penjing as the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Property NSW, in collaboration with Bonsai Environment and Penjing Australia, host their third Penjing competition for Chinese New Year celebrations in 2017.

Penjing is the art of presenting Chinese-styled miniature trees and botanical landscapes. Penjing includes Scholars’ Rocks, also known as viewing stones and in China referred to as Gongshi.

Prize Packages

Display Penjing Judges’ Award

  • One (1) night’s accommodation in Sydney for two (2) people, valued at $350
  • One (1) family annual pass to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, valued at $125

Photo Penjing Judges Award

  • One (1) pair of Robert Steven shears, valued at $159
  • One (1) family annual pass to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, valued at $125

Penjing People’s Choice Award

  • One (1) night's accommodation in Sydney for two (2) people, valued at $350
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship adult annual pass, valued at $50

How to Enter

  1. Fill in the online entry form below.
  2. Upload an image of your Penjing. Photographs taken on mobile phones or digital cameras are welcomed.
  3. Select whether you want to also enter the Display Penjing category as well – see conditions below for delivery of Display Penjing entries. 
  4. Submit your entry.

Please note: If you elect to enter the Display Penjing category and are selected as a finalist please contact Kingston Wang at Bonsai Environment on 0413 166 377 to arrange delivery of your display exhibit to the nursery before Sunday 22 January 2017 and return to the nursery to collect after Wednesday 15 February 2017. Your Penjing must be able to be easily lifted by two people.

Please contact Kingston Wang for any further enquiries.

Important Dates

Monday 9 Jan 2017 - Display Penjing finalists announced

Saturday 28 Jan – Sunday 12 February 2017 – Finalists for the Display Penjing Exhibition exhibited at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. 

Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 4pm – Winners announced at the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

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