Wildflower Month Photo Contest 2023




Calling all photographers and wildflower enthusiasts!  We’re celebrating Wildflower Month at California Botanic Garden with a Wildflower Photography Contest. From April 1-30, 2023 we invite photographers of all ages to share their images of flowers taken at California Botanic Garden for a chance to win some prizes! In addition to submitting your photos for the contest using the instructions below, be sure to share your photos on Instagram and Facebook using #BloomsOfCalBG and tag us (@californiabotanicgarden) so we can share your photos on our social media accounts.


Each photographer may submit up to three photographs for consideration between April 1 and April 30, 2023. Submit photos by e-mailing them to photocontest@calbg.org.  E-mail subject should read: Wildflower Month Photo Contest 2023. E-mail body should include the following info:

1. First and Last Name

2. Phone number

3. E-mail address

4. Division (Adult Professional, Adult Amateur, Youth)

5. Flower species (to the best of your knowledge)

6. Date photo was taken in the Garden

7. Social media accounts, if you would like to be “tagged” on any posts including your photos.

  • Photos may include a single flower, an entire flowering plant, or a landscape including flowers.
  • There will be three winners: Adult Professional, Adult Amateur, and Youth.
  • Youth entries must be taken by photographers under the age of 18. 
  • Photographers who have sold photos for money must enter the “Professional” category.
  • Photos must be taken at California Botanic Garden during the month of April 2023. 
  • Photos must be no larger than 35 MB, be close to 3,000 pixels wide (for horizontal photographs), or 3,000 pixels tall (for vertical photographs) with at least 150 dpi, and saved in jpeg format.
  • Some normal processing of the original file is acceptable.
  • Examples of ineligible photographs include frame stacking, stitched panoramic, photos that have been heavily manipulated, photos with borders, signatures, or watermarks.
  • Winners will be chosen in the first week of May and announced no later than May 15, 2023. 
  • By entering this contest, photographers agree that they are the sole and exclusive author and owner of the photograph, and that they grant California Botanic Garden non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free permission to use the submitted photograph in any manner, including all associated uses, reproduction, and distribution.  

Photo above: Allison Schaefer, Under-18 winner of the 2021 Wildflower Month Photo Contest.

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