Orchid Mania Photo Contest

Orchid Mania Photo Contest

 

  • The photo contest is open to amateur photographers only.
  • A professional photographer is anyone whose primary source of income (50% or more) results from his or her photographic work.
  • All entrants have to be 18 years of age or older. 
  • All entries must be an original work of orchid photography created by the entrant. 
  • Prospective participants must submit digital entry by February 1, 2018. Submissions must be emailed to info@cbgarden.org in .jpg format. Digital entries received after 5pm on February 1, 2018 will not be accepted. Multiple submissions from one photographer will be accepted, provided images are unique and not intended to be displayed with one another.
  • 18 entries will be accepted for display. All entries for display must be delivered to the front desk of Cleveland Botanical Garden during Garden hours between the dates of February 6 - February 9, 2018. The entries will be on display from February 9 - March 11, 2018. If your entry is chosen for display, you will be notified by February 9, 2018.
  • The subject of the photograph must be an orchid (or orchids) of any variety. Orchid subjects may be located anywhere, and are not limited to orchids at Cleveland Botanical Garden.
  • All entries must be securely matted in white and framed in black at the photographer’s expense. 
  • Matted dimensions must not exceed 16” x 20”. Framed dimensions must not exceed 20” x 24”.
  • Photographer’s name cannot appear anywhere on the front of the image or matting.
  • If your entry is chosen for display, you will receive four (4) tickets to Orchid Mania and a phalaenopsis orchid in a pot.
  • People’s choice voting will be ongoing throughout the run of the show. People’s choice winner will be announced at the end of Orchid Mania on March 11, 2018. Winner of people’s choice will receive a year-long Family Membership to Cleveland Botanical Garden.
  • Please do not contact the Garden about the status of entries.
  • The Garden is not responsible for lost or damaged photographs.
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse any photograph it deems inappropriate.
  • Digital photographs entered may be used by Cleveland Botanical Garden in publications and promotions. Photo credit will be given when appropriate.
  • Photographs must be picked up at the front desk of Cleveland Botanical Garden during Garden hours between the dates of March 13-16, 2018. Unclaimed photographs become property of Cleveland Botanical Garden.