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Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest

Wed, May 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT - Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Calling All Native Plant Enthusiasts Wherever You Live!

Sally Naish Photo

Share your photos in ELA’s Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest

Whether you’re in New England or the Southwest, we want you to share the beauty of native plants in your area. Send us your most inspiring photographs of individual native plants or of native plants in the garden setting. You’ll be entered to win a one-year ELA membership.The contest runs from March 15th through May 31st. ELA will include the winning images in the June issue of the ELA Newsletter and post winning photographs (with attribution) on ELA’s Facebook page and website throughout the year.
Photo Submittal RequirementsPhotos should be close to 2000 pixels wide and no more than 5 MB.Photos must be submitted in JPG file formatEmail contest submissions to

Brianne Bishop Photo

Title the photo file with a description including your name plus the plant name or garden description i.e., first_last_plant.jpg
– a plant photo title could be: Lewis_Hayes_Kalmia-latifolia
– a garden photo could be: Thad_Jones_Streamside_Garden.jpg

The deadline for submission is 5:00pm, Friday, May 31, 2019.

No limit to the number of contest photos submitted.

Individual plants photographed must be native to the area in which the photo was taken. Entry must identify plant and location where photographed.

Submissions of native plant gardens should include predominately native plants (more than one locally native plant). Entry must identify at least two plants and location where garden was photographed.

Nick Novick Photo

ELA Board Members or Director are not eligible to enter.

Photo Selection

A panel of judges will choose overall winner plus two honorable mentions per category.

All photographs remain the property of the photographer. By entering their photographs, contestants grant reprint permission to ELA and photographs may be used for displays, publications, and/or education purposes of ELA. Photographers will be credited with each use.


First place winners in each category will receive a one-year Professional membership to ELA. If the winner has a current membership, the membership will be extended for one year. Value $100.

Up to two additional photographs in each category will be recognized as honorable mentions and will win $50 credit for books in the ELA bookstore.

Prizes will be announced in the June ELA Newsletter and featured in an article and on the ELA website.


Wed, May 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT
Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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