Go to Members Resources area and click on 2023 Photo Competition Entries

Rules and Guidelines

1. To enter, you must be a member of OMHS, child/grandchild of an OMHS member, or member of a School Garden Club.

2. We welcome photos you have taken in the period from Oct 29,2022 to November 1, 2023.  All entries must depict some plant material.

3. Adult photographers may enter up to 4 different photos in any one class. A maximum of 20 photos may be entered by an OMHS Member to the Photo Competition.

4. Youth photographers may enter up to 2 photos in each class, not to exceed 16 in total.

5. Entries will be submitted electronically. Specific ‘how to enter’ information will be available in late September 2023.

6. Please name your photo files in this format: C#- PhotographerLastName-Firstname-phototitle.jpg, for example, C9-bloggs-jane-fried green tomatoes.jpg

7. Entries must be received no later than November 5, 2023.

8. Any photos entered may be featured in OMHS publications, such as, OMHS Website, Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, OMHS Yearbook, community newspapers and at the General Meeting following announcement of contest results. Selected photos will be featured on OMHS Bookmarks and in our Scrapbooking project.

9. Prizes will be awarded at judges’ discretion. (Neither of our two judges are members of OMHS.)

Classes in the Photo Competition

C1 Garden architecture: garden art, structures, outbuildings, water features, rocks, or other hardscape that enhance or are enhanced by the plants in and around them.
C2 Close-up/Macro shot of a part of a plant, for example: flower, petal, anthers, stamens, stem, fruit, seedpod, leaf, root.
C3 Marigolds: A single plant or a cluster of plants growing in a garden or Marigolds arranged as cut flower(s) in a container.
C4 Native plants of Canada in a natural or garden setting.
C5 Fungi of any kind in Canada.
C6 Seasonal photos depicting Canadian scenes in all their glory in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter.
C7 Plants with animals: a photo of animals including birds, fish, insects, mammals, or reptiles with plants in a natural or garden setting.
C8 Beautiful public or private gardens in Canada. May include gardens on OMHS Garden Tour.  Please use garden name/location as name of photo: example, C8-bloggs-jane-Toronto Botanical Garden.jpg
C9 Vegetable Vavoom – photos of vegetables we know, grow and love. Be creative in your interpretation within this photo class

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    2020 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner - Barbara Schejbal