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2015 Horticulture Photography Competition Winners

501          601          602          603          604          605

 


BEST IN SHOW

Anticipation

Jenny Floro-Khalaf


 

501 - Youth

FIRST PLACE

Lavendar Clemantis

Brooklyn Bolinger

 

SECOND PLACE

Japanese Flame

Madison Wilcox

 

THIRD PLACE

Korsakov’s Inspiration

Isabelle Davis

 


601 - Macro

FIRST PLACE

Anticipation

Jenny Floro-Khalaf

 

SECOND PLACE

Yakety Yak

Karen Geisler

 

THIRD PLACE

Morning Dew

Bryan Rittenbury

 


602 - Live Models

FIRST PLACE

Anthurium Anthem

Jenny Floro-Khalaf

 

SECOND PLACE

Summer Butterfly

Patrick Henderson

 

THIRD PLACE

Choices

Paul Stegmaier

 


603 - Landscape

FIRST PLACE

Misty River in the Smoky Mountains

Paul Stegmaier

 

SECOND PLACE

Green Parallel Universe

Susan Davis

 

THIRD PLACE

Tranquility

John Davis

 


604 - Still Life

FIRST PLACE

“Bee” Mine

Susan Kirt

 

SECOND PLACE

All in a Row
Maria Rebelo

 

THIRD PLACE

The Bouquet not Thrown

Judith Allyn Horsley

 


605 - Abstract

FIRST PLACE

Oh, Orchid

Karen Castillo

 

SECOND PLACE

Violet Rain

Shelby Swanson

 

THIRD PLACE

Elegance in Pink

Maria Rebelo


If you are considering participating for the first time, there are many resources offered to help you through the process of entering as a first time participant (a.k.a. "exhibitor"). Please take a moment to read through the rules and information provided below. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show also provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with other photographers of all experience levels.


2016 Photography Competition

 

Registration forms are available soon.

 

In celebration of CHICAGO IS, Flower Show Productions, Inc. invites all photographers to the 2016 Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Photography Competition. Carefully read all competition requirements and guidelines and remember, plants only please!  

ELIGIBILITY    
Photography registration is open to Youth: 7-15, (Class 501), and Adult: 16 and older, (class 601-605).  Entry is FREE. One entry per class. Employees of Flower Show Productions Inc, associated parties, and their immediate families are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS
All photographs must include plant material. All works must be original to the exhibitor.  Photographs may be color, black&white, or sepia.  Digital and all film format photographs are welcomed.  Matting of photograph is required.  WHITE Mat Board Only.  Minimum 2" mat width required; mat width must be considered in FINISHED size.  FINISHED size should be no less than 8" x 10" and cannot exceed 18” x 24”.

ENTRY
Each photograph must be (separately) registered by completing the 2016 Photography Competition Registration Form.  

Label the following information on back of the photograph: Artist name Address E-mail Phone number Class entered Plant identification, (not required but strongly encouraged), Camera (and if applicable film type, used, Photograph orientation, Artist statement or honors (optional).

DEADLINES
Photographs must be submitted and received by MAIL WITH ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY: February 1, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by: February 8, 2016.

Photographs that have won FIRST place at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show are not eligible for re-entry.

JUDGING
Photographs will be individually reviewed by a panel of judges prior to the opening of the show.  Photographs will be scored as follows: Creativity, Composition and Technical merit.  All winners will be notified before the opening of show.  All class winners along with best in show will receive special recognition for the duration of the show. Winnings will be mailed within 60 days after close of show.  

 

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BECOME PROPERTY OF THE CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW managed by Flower Show Productions, Inc.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIFICATION
Youth (7-15)
Class 501   NOVICE EYE- Photograph focused on a single plant or flower of your choice.

Adult (16 and older)
Class 601    MACRO- Close-up photograph of plant or flower.
Class 602    LIVE MODELS- People, plants and flowers.
Class 603    LANDSCAPE- Focus on plants and flowers
Class 604    STILL LIFE- Focused around plants and flowers.
Class 605    ABSTRACT- Plants and flowers as primary focus.

 



Registration/Entry Forms (with photographs) must be sent to this address:

Photo Competition

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302

Chicago, IL 60642

 

Questions can be addressed to gabe@chicagoflower.com.


 

 
 
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