Monday, January 04, 2016

Garden PHOTO CONTEST Kicks Off!

The 10th Annual Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest kicks off now! Time to start sorting and picking out your best 2015 garden shots. The entry period is January 1-22, 2016. 

Note that eligible entries must have been taken in the 2015 calendar year in a garden setting within 150-mile radius of Washington, DC.

We have four major entry categories:

~ Garden Views (landscape scenes)

~ Garden Vignettes (groupings of plants in beds or containers, unusual color or texture combinations, garden focal points, and still scenes)

~ Small Wonders (flower or plant part close-ups)

~ Garden Creatures (any living creature in a garden setting)

Remember that garden photos need not all be taken during the first week of May nor should they all be tight close-ups of a red rose. Look for the unusual and for beauty in the off-season too. Our judges give equal weight to the following criteria when evaluating the entries: technical merit, composition, impact, and creativity.

Anyone can enter: professional or amateur, adult or student, local area gardener or visiting DC tourist. Past winners have included teenagers entering their first-ever photo contest and home gardeners trying out their new digital cameras. Our next Grand Prize Winner could be YOU!

See this page for the full contest details:

 Also, here is the entry form text:

Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest Entry Form:
• Name -      
• Full address-
• Phone number –
• Email –
• Years of photography experience-
• Whether you are a Pro or Amateur-
• Image File name and title-
• A brief description of each image-
• The category each image is to be entered in -
• The location where each image was taken -
• All available photographic information regarding the image (i.e. camera type, lens, lighting, etc.) - 

UPDATE:  Go to the link below to see the 10th Annual Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest winners -
They will also be share in a photo exhibition this summer and in our next issue of Washington Gardener Magazine


  1. Hi, I'm a young gardener and I have lots of gardening macro photos from this year in Silver Spring, which can all be found on my instagram account: bioball

    Feel free to use any of them!

  2. Thanks for sharing, Nate G. Follow on Instagram at @WCCgardener and if you use #GardenDC for local garden images - we will find and "heart" your pics. :-)


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