Photo Contest

Join the Click! MBG 2022 Photo Contest

Calling all amateur photographers… give us your best shots! You’re invited to submit photos you’ve taken at Mounts Botanical Garden for our 15th annual photography contest. There is a maximum of three photographs per photographer. The contest is open to amateur photographers. For this contest, a professional is defined as anyone who derives income from photography or anyone who has marketed work in the past, who is presently marketing work, or who has copyrighted images with the intent to market them.

All images submitted to the contest become property of the Garden for use in social media and for other promotional purposes, with photo credit to the photographer wherever possible.

  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Scenic/Landscapes
  • Nature Close-Ups
  • People in the Garden – NOTE: People should not be the main subject and must not be recognizable.
  • Entries will be accepted May 1-31, 2022. Winners announced in June.
  • All photographs submitted must have been taken within the boundaries of Mounts Botanical Garden between June 2021 and May 2022.
  • Entry fee is $10 per photograph, with a maximum of three (3) photographs per individual photographer.
  • The entrant must have personally taken the photo(s) and have all rights to distribution and use.
  • Entrants are invited to submit up to three (3) images in any combination of our categories.
  • Resolution: Photos must be high resolution. (For example, 3024 x 3024 pixels for a square image; 4032 x 3024 for a horizontal image; actual size depends on your camera’s settings).
  • File type: jpg
  • Photo file name: Must include your last name and category. (example: Carter-plantlife.jpg; Carter-naturecloseup.jpg)
  • Standard optimization techniques (i.e., cropping, minor color and contrast adjustments, saturation, and sharpening) are allowed. However, other optimizing techniques such as combinations of images and compositional changes will result in disqualification.
  • CLICK to download the Photo Contest Entry Form. This is a fillable form.
  • Complete the Entry Form and SAVE it as a new file with YOUR NAME.
  • CLICK to make your payment. You will receive an emailed receipt.
  • All submittals must include the photograph(s) and Entry Form. We will verify your entry fee has been paid.
  • Submit photos and Entry Form via email
    • Send one or two at a time to: melissa@mounts.org.
    • Be sure to include your Entry Form.
    • Please put “PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY” in the subject line.
  • All images become the property of Mounts Botanical Garden.
  • Mounts Botanical reserves the right to use photos for display and promotion.
  • Entrant’s signature on the Entry Form constitutes a release for the Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden organization to use, reproduce, publish, and display the photographs without compensation.
  • Photo credit will be given wherever possible.
  • The Best In Show and Category Winners will be featured on the mounts website, social media, and in Leaflet magazine.
  • The Best in Show: One-Year Garden Lover Membership (value $250) and a $75 MBG Gift Certificate.
  • 1st Place Winner in each Category: One-Year Family & Friends Membership (value $75) and a $50 MBG Gift Certificiate.
  • 2nd Place Winner in each Category: $25 MBG Gift Certificate.
  • 3rd Place Winner: $15 MBG Gift Certificate.