Judges

Sally Nash

Landscape Architect 

Sally is a Landscape Architect and an Associate Partner with Gillespies, one of the foremost landscape and urban design practices in the UK.  She has strong design skills and a wide range of experience in designing external environments from children’s hospitals to schools and public parks. She has worked on a wide range of projects throughout the world, developing vibrant and responsive environments which enrich people’s lives and bring them in touch with the natural environment. She excels in communicating those ideas in an easily understandable way, visualising concepts and communicating ideas effectively.

Sally has led workshops which engage all members of the community, in the design process and lead those people to take ownership of and interest in those spaces. 

Sally is a practising artist in illustration and ceramics, the latter often based on an interpretation of natural forms,  although not yet at the cellular level. She also leads a judging panel selecting amazing photographic images from research projects at the University of Manchester for the biannual Faculty of Life Sciences Carl Zeiss Gallery.

Please click here for more information on Sally 

 

Latest Press

What causes fungus in the lungs?

Some fungi grow as molds, while others exist in two forms, or dimorphic---either as molds or budding yeast. Fungi can cause pneumonia in healthy people who travel to endemic areas in the United States or Central America; they can also cause rapidly fatal pneumonia in immunocompromised patients recovering from chemotherapy, or HIV-infected patients with advanced disease.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/199117-what-causes-fungus-in-the-lungs/#ixzz1luGy1Tcj

Poetry from Bob

One of our judges Bob Devereux has been creative: 

Spores floating in our atmosphere
Spores that the naked eye can’t see
I like to think they work for me
Recycling life’s detritus
 
Sometimes friends can get up my nose
Good friends can be bad enemies
It’s hard to breath at times like these
If they don't keep their distance
 
Keep looking for the way to win
This fight with space invaders
Keep spores at bay and in their place
Recycling life’s detritus

Competition shortlist

The judges have been studying all the entries and have now drawn up their shortlist. To view the shortlist click here. There were hundreds of entries of a very high standard and many were inspirational. We would like to congratulate all entrants on achieving such a high standard. Well done to all those who were shortlisted - and you will receive an email inviting you to bring your artwork for the final judging. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Manchester Science Festival at the end of October. 

Fungal News

The largest organism in the world is a mushroom that is over 1,000 years old, covering hundreds of acres of forest in Oregon, USA. Kew Gardens has an enormous collection of dried fungi - over 1.25 million samples stored in a huge archive. But many interesting studies are carried out by Mycologists at Kew. Watch a short video to see more.

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