Photography Contest

Photography Contest Categories


  1. Flower – Close-up featuring a single truss or branch, or detailed portion of a flower.
  2. Plant – Photograph of multiple trusses, sprays, or a full plant in bloom.
  3. Foliage – Photograph featuring rhododendron or azalea foliage.
  4. Scenery – Gardens or landscapes in the wild featuring rhododendrons and azaleas.
  5. Other – Photographs of rhododendrons or azaleas with emphasis on something else like people, animals, insects, architecture, or creative effects.

Contest Entry      

  1. The exhibitor must be a member of the American Rhododendron Society or Azalea Society of America.
  2. Entries for the Photography Contest will be accepted on Wednesday afternoon, April 20, 2016, from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  3. Exhibitors are limited to a maximum of two entries per category. The exhibitor must fill out an entry card for each photograph submitted.
  4. Judging will be done by contest attendees. Each registrant will receive a ballot to cast for favorite entries in each category. Ballots must be cast by Friday night at 10:00 PM.
  5. All entries must be picked up on Saturday evening, April 23, by 10:00 PM. The committee will not be responsible for items that are left after the convention closes.

 Contest Rules

  1. The general subject matter in all pictures entered in the Photography Contest should feature rhododendrons or azaleas and be taken by the exhibitor.
  2. Photographs may be mounted on a solid backing or foam board no thicker than ¼ inch
  3. Photographs should not exceed 11” x 14” in size including any matting. Photographs should not be framed or placed under glass.
  4. Photos may be taken in 2014, 2015, or 2016, but should not have won an award in another contest.
  5. Photos must occur naturally. No composites made with image editing software like Photoshop are permitted.
  6. Cropping and minor adjustments to exposure and color balance are permitted for entries in all categories. Advanced image editing features available in software products like Photoshop should not be used.

Note: Entrants submit their pieces at their own risk. The committee has established security procedures in order to protect entries from potential loss or damage but cannot be held responsible should an inadvertent problem occur.