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The competition entries on display in the gardens
The competition entries on display in the gardens / SUR

Talented youngsters win butterfly competition

  • Over 65 children took part in the competition

The winners of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Butterfly Competition received their prizes in a ceremony held at the gardens on Wednesday.

Over 65 children took part in the competition, which was held to mark World Biodiversity Day, and the director of the gardens, Dr Keith Bensusan, said he and his staff had been astounded by the number of entries and the high standard of the pictures, which made it very hard to choose the winners.

In the First School category, the winner was Aaron Sanchez Soiza, while Alexander Sanchez Soiza won the Middle School category. Seven youngsters from both categories received ‘highly commended’ awards for their colourful pictures of butterflies.