MTGC 2023 Photo Contest

Deadline October 20, 2023

2023 MTGC Photo Contest

Theme: “Growing Together”
Tell us about a plant in your garden or home that is important to you!


Submission Instructions

Sample Submission

Requirements & Details

  • Photo must be taken by the submitter. (It’s okay to have someone help you submit your photo if needed!)
  • Photo should show a picture of a plant.
  • Submission must include a title of the photo and a brief description of the photo explaining why that plant is important to the submitter.
  • Contest entrants agree to allow photos, descriptions, and their names to be used in future MTGC publications.
  • Photos and stories will be judged on composition and creativity by the Civic, Horticulture, and Environmental Committee of the MTGC. Winners will receive a gift basket.
  • All photographers are welcome! Including members of the MTGC who are not on the Civic, Horticulture, and Environmental Committee, members of other garden clubs, and photographers under 18.

How to Enter
Click Here for the Online Submission Form *

Submissions must include:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Membership in MTGC or another garden club
  • Age (Submitters under 18 must have their parent’s permission to enter.)
  • Photo Title
  • Location where the photo was taken
  • The name of the plant pictured
  • A brief description of why this plant is important to you. (Who gave it to you; what it reminds you of; etc.) Description should be no more than five sentences
  • A digital copy of your photo

*Individuals may submit multiple photos; however, each entry is a separate submission form. Once an entry has been submitted, the form can be re-opened for subsequent entries.

Sample Submission

  • Title: Siberian irises and drumstick alliums in bloom
  • Location: Crescent, PA
  • Plants pictured: Siberian irises, drumstick alliums
  • Description: My favorite flower in my garden is a Siberian Iris. Purple is my favorite color, but what I love most about these flowers are the memories and stories they bring to mind each spring when they bloom. These flowers came from Irises originally given by my grandfather to my mother over 30 years ago, when he helped her plant them in her garden. My mother dug up extras from her garden to share with me—and even helped me plant them in the rain!