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The fifth annual wildflower photography contest held by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in partnership with Texas Highways — the travel magazine of Texas — and new sponsor Precision Camera & Video is accepting entries April 7 through May 5. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers and has a public voting session from April 7 through May 9 followed by private judging of three categories in June. All entries in the three privately judged categories named below are eligible to be considered for the grand prize award of a $350 gift certificate to Precision Camera & Video!
Entries will be accepted in four categories:
Closeups of Native Wildflowers and Plants (Will be privately judged by professional photographers and visual communicators and eligible for public voting.)
Fields of Native Wildflowers and Plants (Will be privately judged by professional photographers and visual communicators and eligible for public voting.)
Birds and Butterflies with Native Wildflowers and Plants (Will be privately judged by professional photographers and visual communicators and eligible for public voting.)
People with Wildflowers (Will be eligible for public voting.)
READ THIS, ENTRANTS!
- Photographs taken in any year and during any season will be considered.
- Contest entry is free.
- You may enter a total of 8 photographs across 4 categories.
- Please choose what you believe to be your very best image or images to enter. Look carefully at past winners and see what the judges are looking for in winning photographs.
- Before you enter any photograph, do some research to see if the plant within the picture is native to North America. We receive hundreds of pictures of roses and daffodils that — while pretty — we cannot consider because those plants are not native to this continent. Type what you believe to be the plant name within common name here to see if it comes up. If not, it's unlikely that it's native.
Photographs do not have to be of flowers or blossoms. They can be of tree bark, buds, leaves or interesting branches. Read this article to see if this contest is for you. Learn about what the judges look for and about what we mean by North American native plants and wildflowers.
READ THIS, VOTERS!
- BEFORE YOU VOTE, on the page where the entries are displayed for voting please FIRST select from the pull-down menu at right the option to view the entries in descending order with the most recently entered photo visible first.
- Voters are allowed one vote per day. This process is monitored to attempt to prohibit cheating. Any entry believed to be associated with cheating will be disqualified at the contest administrator's discretion.
THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND VOTING! Last year, we had 1,300 entries, and 23,000 votes were cast for the public choice winner. We look forward to another successful contest!
The 2014 wildflower photography contest is sponsored by the Wildflower Center in partnership with Texas Highways — the travel magazine of Texas — and Precision Camera & Video. Each organization will help judge the contest, and Precision Camera & Video will graciously donate a $350 gift certificate for products or services that will be awarded to a contest grand prize winner.