Please note that our photo contest is on hiatus for 2021. Feel free to share your photos on social media and tag us, but we will not be holding a contest this year. Thanks to all our past sponsors and participants!
#BeeSeen2019 Pollinator-Friendly Garden Photo Contest **Now Closed**
Do you have any great photos of pollinator-friendly gardens or landscaping that you have taken in Ontario or Eastern Canada? If so, enter them into our annual photo contest by Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (extended date) for a chance to win a prize. Photos will be narrowed down by volunteer judges and then the finalists voted on by attendees of our March 9, 2019 Pollination Symposium. Download a poster here and see below for details.
This year are once again able to offer gift certificates from generous Guelph and area businesses:
First prize is $100 from Foto Source Guelph.
Second Prize is $50 from Kloepfer Custom Framing & Gallery.
Submit your two best photographs to us by e-mail by February 27, 2019. You may send a link to an electronic album (e.g. DropBox) if the photos are too large to e-mail (we appreciate your high quality files).
A copy of the 2019 contest poster is available for download here as a PDF. Please share with others who are interested! Follow and/or tag us on social media: @PollinateGuelph for Twitter and Instagram and @PollinationGuelph for Facebook.
A maximum of 2 digital photos may be submitted per person. In the body of the e-mail, please include the photographer’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and description of photo (location, etc.). Photos must have been taken in Ontario or Eastern Canada.
This contest is looking for photos of pollinator-friendly gardens or landscaping: the photo can be of a very "wild" naturalized garden through to a very formal garden. It could also be of landscaping that is pollinator-friendly. While gardens with predominantly native plants will be given a higher ranking, all gardens that contain plants attractive to pollinators are eligible. Please note that close-ups of flowers and/or pollinators are not included in this category.
There is no pollinator category in 2019. Thanks for your past submissions!
By submitting a photo you give Pollination Guelph permission to use it in the course of our work, for non-commercial purposes. For example, we may use it on our website, in presentations, outreach materials, banners, etc.. We will not share the photo with other individuals or organizations without the photographer's consent. Copyright of the photo would remain with the photographer, and the photographer will not be restricted from any other use of the photo they may desire. Pollination Guelph will credit the photographer wherever possible.
Photographers do not need to be present at the Pollination Symposium to win. However, they are invited and can vote for their own photo(s) if they attend. Details about the symposium are available here. Winners will be notified by e-mail if they are not in attendance.
Photographers will also be added to our e-mail newsletter list; however, they may opt-out by contacting us or by clicking the unsubscribe link in every e-mail.
Click here to see the 2016 photo contest finalists and winners and see below for the 2019, 2018 and 2017 photo contest winners. If you would like to sponsor a prize in our 2020 contest, please contact us.