Special Events

Digital Photography Contests


You must read and agree to the rules, terms, and conditions before submitting any photos!

We are looking for striking digital images taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Entrants must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the Garden by the photographer, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

All images must be titled with the applicant's/photographer's first and last name. Images not titled in this format will not be accepted. To be eligible for judging, all entries must include valid address information and phone numbers. Multiple entries will be disqualified from judging. Entries not taken during the duration of the contest will be disqualified from judging.

If you include people in your submission, you must obtain proper releases from those individuals, and you must be able to provide the Garden with originals of those releases at any time that the Garden requests.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can directed to

Items marked with (*) are required, and a parent or guardian digital signature is required for entrants under 18 years of age.

Entrant first name:* Contact phone:
Entrant last name:* Contact email:*
Street address:  

Briefly describe your photo submission:

Please attach your contest entry below.
Your image must be in .jpg format, labeled as FirstnameLastname.jpg

JPGs must be 2 MG or smaller in file size!

You will receive a copy of your submission via email.
Only digital entries will be accepted for this contest.


Parent/Guardian signature required if applicant is a minor:

I have read and agree to all of the rules and regulations. If participant is 18 years old or younger, the signature of the participant’s parent or guardian is required above and indicates that the parent fully authorizes and agrees to these rules and regulations on behalf of his or her child. (This box must be checked in order to submit your entry.)*

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