AIS Photo Contest (updated
February 15, 2017)
The 2016 Photo Contest has now concluded. Good luck to all the entrants, please watch for the announcement of the winners.
Every year the American Iris Society sponsors a photo contest. Concentrating generally on irises, the people who grow and hybridize them, and their use in garden or natural settings, the contest is open to anyone who submits a picture. The specific categories vary from year to year, and are open to adults and youth alike with separate awards for youth submissions.
To see previous photo contest winners follow the navigation menu on the left:
Please note: "Digital photo submissions to the Photo Contest must be high resolution (300 dpi or higher) and at least 4 X 6 inches in size. (Saved as a "maximum quality" jpeg, that would be a file size of approximately 1.4 MB)
2017 AIS Photo Contest
The AIS invites you to participate in our annual Photo Contest. Submissions for the 2017 AIS Photo Contest will be received from May 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017 (midnight). This contest is free and open to everyone, with the exception of contest Judges and the contest chairperson who are not eligible to enter or win. The winning photo of each category will be published in the AIS January Bulletin and on the AIS web site.
Prior year’s winners and honorable mentions can be viewed on the AIS web site at www.irises.org.
The 2017 winner of each category will receive a 2017 introduction (within USA only). The winner of each category will also receive a single annual membership, or single e-membership or annual membership extension to AIS. Winners who are AIS life members will receive an e-membership or annual membership in an AIS Section of their choice. Runners-up of each category will receive a 2015 or 2016 introduction (within the USA only).
Anyone can do it! Additionally, there is an article on photographing irises in the Information and Reference section of our Resources link in the column on the left of this page.
How to Enter
Simply fill out the entry form designating in which category you are entering your digital photos. Then send a CD or e-mail your digital (jpeg) photos to the AIS Photo Contest Chair, at the address below. You may submit up to five (5) photos in this contest.
(NOTE: Any photo submitted that was a winner in previous years will automatically be disqualified.)
There must be irises in the photo and irises in the photos should be of the Genus Iris. Entries will be selected and judged in six (6) categories:
1. Irises in a landscaped garden.
Digital photos only. If you only have prints take them to a store to have them digitized in “High Resolution” (not smaller than 1600x1000) files to a CD and mail said CD. The digital photos should be saved as a ‘jpeg’ file. (Each image must be titled and numbered to match the entry form.) Make sure you identify the variety or person in each photo on the entry form.
Submissions for the 2017 AIS Photo Contest will be received from May 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017 (midnight).
Send your printed photos and entry form to:
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email your digital photos and entry form to: email@example.com
The full details on how to enter are included on the official entry form provided on the link below: 2017 AIS Photo Contest Entry Form (Adobe PDF file)
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