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1ST-Ever Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens (PRBSG) Photo Contest

In the first ever photo contest to celebrate 5 years of garden growth, we invite all amateur and professional photographers to submit photos they have taken at Peace River Gardens.

Give us your best photo(s) to be entered in a People’s Choice fundraiser, support the Gardens, and potentially win prizes in your category, or as the Best in Show overall winner!

Contest Rules

  • Entries will be accepted June 15th through July 8th. Winners will be announced on July 25th.
  • All photos must have been taken on the grounds of PRBSG in the last five years, and cannot include Zimsculpt photos.
  • Entrants must have personally taken the photo(s) and have all rights to distribution and use.
  • Each photo requires a separate registration and fee.
Lights, Cameras Gardens Photo Contest

More Contest Rules, Disclaimer

  • Photos must be in original copy format and be digitally submitted. Standard optimization techniques (i.e., cropping, minor color and contrast adjustments, saturation, and sharpening) are allowed. However, other optimizing techniques such as combinations of images and compositional changes will result in disqualification.
  • Amateur photographers are defined as any individual who captures photos for fun and does not derive income from their work.
  • The professional photographer category includes any individual who derives income, has, or is currently marketing/selling their work, or who copyrights their images with intent to sell.
  • The entrant’s signature on the registration form constitutes a release for PRBG to have image rights to the photo to use, reproduce, publish and/or display photos without compensation, with photo credit to the photographer when possible.
  • Submissions may include pictures of plants, birds, animals, fish and/or sculptures found within the Garden. People may be included but should not be the main subject and must be unrecognizable. Any person in a photograph requires the photographer provide permission to Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens to use in publications.
  • Photos will be reviewed in their respective categories and published publicly through GoGoPhotoContest.com/PeaceRiverGardens for voting to determine three fan favorite winners in each category and for fundraising to support the Gardens.
  • All photos in both categories will be reviewed by a juried panel for a “Best in Show” winner.
  • All winners will be featured in Harbor Style, on the Peace River Gardens website, in social media, in an on-grounds exhibit, and in the PRBSG newsletter.

Disclaimer

PRBSG staff, board and volunteers assume no responsibility for late submissions, entries that do not meet the contest rules, technology issues or alteration made by GoGoPhotoContest. PRBSG and GoGoPhotoContest each reserve the right to disqualify a photo whose content or quality is determined to be non-publishable. No entry fees will be refunded. Employees of PRBSG, GoGoPhotoContest, and the juried panel are not eligible for participation. PRBSG reserves the right to use photos for display and promotion.

Prizes

One winner at each prize level. All winners will be featured in Harbor Style, on the Peace River Gardens social media, website and in the Peace River Gardens newsletter.

Amateur

1ST Place

  • Peace River Botanical Gardens Membership (see benefits at www.peacerivergardens.org)
  • 2 bottles of wine with custom label featuring winning photo
  • Photo exhibited at Peace River Gardens
  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

2nd Place

  • Peace River Botanical Gardens Membership (see benefits at www.peacerivergardens.org)
  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

3rd Place

  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

Professional

1st Place

  • Peace River Botanical Gardens Membership (see benefits at www.peacerivergardens.org)
  • 2 bottles of wine with custom label featuring winning photo
  • Access to an after hours photo session in the Gardens
  • Photo exhibited at Peace River Gardens
  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

2nd Place

  • Peace River Botanical Gardens Membership (see benefits at www.peacerivergardens.org)
  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

3rd Place

  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25. Peace River Gardens Gift Shop Credit

Best In Show

  • 4 hours of private lessons with David Sussman
  • Featured exhibit of up to 10 photos at Peace River Gardens (photos must be pre-approved)
  • Peace River Botanical Gardens Membership (see benefits at www.peacerivergardens.org)
  • 2 bottles of wine with custom label featuring winning photo
  • Access to an after-hours photo session in the Gardens
  • Photo exhibited at Peace River Gardens
  • 10 gift admission passes
  • $25 credit at the Peace River Gardens Gift Shop