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2022 Photo Contest

The 2022 Photo Contest was open for submissions from May 1 to 31, 2022.  Photos must have been captured at MBG between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.  The contest was open to non-professional photographers, as MBG retains the rights to all photos submitted.

We received 67 amazing photos in 5 categories for judging by professional photographer, Jacek Gancarz. Key judging points included composition, exposure, interest level, uniqueness, and category interpretation.

Winners and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to all our winners! Click on the photo to see the caption.

Best of Show
Susan Finn for her nature close-up.

Animal Life
1st Place: Felix Castro
2nd Place: Carri Lager
3rd Place: Barbara Horler

Honorable Mentions: Maris Newmark and Stephanie Ovdiyenko

Nature Closeup
1st Place: Barbara Horler
2nd Place: Alan Wiener
3rd Place: Stephanie Ovdiyenko

Honorable Mentions: Ina Aiken, Felix Castro, Lora Lekjos

Plant Life
1st Place: Joseph Camosy
2nd Place: Jennifer Cohn
3rd Place: Karen Katonah

Honorable Mentions: Patrice DiNardo, Carri Lager, Connie Wagner

Scenic Landscape
1st Place: Maris Newmark
2nd Place: David Cohen
3rd Place: Luz Frias

People in the Garden
1st Place: Connie Wagner
2nd Place: Leslie Lilly


Looking Ahead to the 2023 Photo Contest
  • The contest is open to non-professional photographers.
  • Photos must be captured at MBG between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.
  • Submissions will be accepted from May 1 to 31, 2023
  • NEW! Maximum number of images will be 5.  Cost of $10 per image submitted remains the same.
  • NEW! Categories have been redefined:
    • Animal Life
    • Insect Closeup
    • Botanical Closeup
    • Garden Sculptures
    • Scenic Landscape