Rules and Guidelines

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

2. Photos must be taken by you after Oct 17, 2020 and before Oct 25, 2021.

3. Adults may enter up to 4 different photos in any class, not to exceed 20 in total.

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

5. Entries can be submitted electronically via the Woobox application. The link for entering photos will be provided to members via a separate email.

6. All photos must contain some garden or natural material.

7. Photos that are submitted need to be named with the following format: Class#-Your Last Name-First name-picture title.jpg (e.g., C1-okeefe-georgia-rose arbour.jpg)

8. Entries must be received no later than October 25, 2021.

9. Winning photos are featured in next year’s yearbook, as well as a selection of photos for the new bookmarks.

10. Prizes will be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Classes in the Photo Competition

C1 – Garden architecture – garden art, structures, outbuildings, water features, rocks, or hardscape that enhance or are enhanced by plants.

C2 – Close-up of any portion of a plant (flower, seedpod, leaf etc.).

C3 – Marigolds on their own, either as a single bloom or grouping.

C4 – Native plants of Canada in a natural or garden setting.

C5 -Fungi of any kind in Canada.

C6 – Seasonal Canadian photos – nature in all its glory (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter).

C7 – Plants with animals – a photo of animals including birds, fish, insects, mammals, or reptiles in a natural or garden setting. Plant life must be included.

C8 – Beautiful Canadian gardens – can be public or private gardens with the owner’s permission.

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    2020 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner - Barbara Schejbal

Pandemic Garden Photos 

It has been more than16 months since we entered ‘pandemic mode’. Things are easing up now, but our lives changed during that time. For example, in 2020, many garden centres were sold out of seed by the end of April.

Do you have a photo that will tell a pandemic garden story? 
What did you do differently? You are invited to share just one photo that captures some of your pandemic gardening.

This is not part of the 2021 Photo Contest, but is an opportunity for each of us to share an image of this trying time. 

Send your pandemic garden photo to with a 20 word or less explanation, if you wish. 

Looking forward to seeing your images!

Janet Houston
Photo Contest Chair