Deadline for Photography Contest: “Garden Life Through a Lens”

October 08
5:00 - 5:00 pm
Deadline for Photography Contest: “Garden Life Through a Lens”

Featured Image Credit: Leslie Cerf, 2017

A fitting finale to end the Year of the Pollinator is a photography show—“Garden Life Through a Lens”—hosted by the Awbury Pollinator Habitat Garden.  We invite artists to submit their photographs and have their work exhibited during November and December.

The natural world in gardens is accessible and close by at a park, in urban backyards, or out our windows!  We are looking for recent photos of plants and wildlife–specifically individual native plants or various native plants in garden settings–as well as photos of pollinating insects, wildflowers or local, common bird species.  Enter up to four of your best pictures taken in local landscapes and urban gardens.


Entries are due by 5:00 pm, Monday, October 8th, 2018.

Four pictures per person can be entered.

All submissions need to include: name of the artist, approximate date taken (must be between October 2017 and September 2018), and the location where the photo was taken.

Please note that each of your submitted photos will need to be labelled and reproduced in high resolution.

You may send or hand-deliver your 8” x 10” glossy-finish prints with borders in an envelope labeled with your name and return address to Leslie Cerf, Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd. Philadelphia PA 19138

The exhibit will be on display in Awbury Arboretum’s Francis Cope House, 1st floor Reception Room.  Show will open on November 4th at Awbury’s Annual Meeting and will run to New Year’s Day 2019.  Number of photos chosen to display will be based on the number of entries.

Entry participants can be professional or amateur photographers.

Three winning contestants will receive nature-related prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention photographs.

There is no entry fee.

Your participation in this photo competition means that you accept and approve of Awbury Arboretum holding the right to reproduce your prints for promotional purposes.  If used, the submitting artist will receive the photo credit.

All prints will be returned to the artists at the reception in December.

We want to see what inspires you to be out in nature, whether its snow-covered pine trees or a close-up of your favorite pollinators on your zinnias..

For questions or more information email or call Awbury’s office at 215-849-2855 x 10.