Do You Have a Winning Photo of Rotary Botanical Gardens?

Amateur photographers are invited to participate in our annual calendar photography contest. Winning photos of the Gardens will be featured in the 2017 RBG wall calendar.

The contest is open to all amateur photographers (of any age) except for current RBG employees. There is no fee to enter the contest. All participants may submit up to three (3) high quality, high resolution, digital photographs. We encourage submissions of images that feature various seasons and/or specific garden areas, collections, features and events. Scenic images are preferred over photos of individual flowers. Photographs should reflect the subject matter and the scene as it originally appeared and all images must have been taken at RBG.

During the judging portion of the contest, photos will be considered for their originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. A Grand Prize winner will be chosen to be the cover image on the 2017 calendar. In addition, twelve “Honorable Mention” photos will be used as insets in the calendar.

The deadline for entering the contest is 5 p.m. on April 28, 2016. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2016.

For questions contact Mark Dwyer at 608.754.1779 or by email at

To gather inspiration, click here to see the wining photos from last year.

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