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.
Best in Show
Best in Class - 501 - Novice Eye
Best in Class - 601 - Macro
Best in Class - 602 - Live Models
Best in Class - 603 - Landscape
Best in Class - 604 - Still Life
Best in Class - 605 - Abstract
2014 Photography Competition
Registration forms can be downloaded here.
In celebration the DO GREEN. DO GOOD., Flower Show Productions, Inc. invites all photographers to the 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Photography Competition. Carefully read all competition requirements and guidelines and remember, plants only please!
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.
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 cannot exceed 18” x 24”.
Each photograph must be (separately) registered by completing the 2014 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).
Photographs must be submitted and received by MAIL WITH ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY: February 3, 2014. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by: February 10, 2014.
Photographs that have won FIRST place at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show are not eligible for re-entry.
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.
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:
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
700 N. Green St. #204
Chicago, IL 60642
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charapin Pongtornpipat, The Loveliest Smile
Ariel Gutierrez-Hall, Water Lily
Best in Class: Terri Waselchuk, Glorious Angel
Second Place: Hazel Berger, Cruella D'Frost
Third Place: Lester K. Kloss, Diamonds in the Frost
Best in Class: Randolph Badiola, Rose
Second Place: Amanda Turnbull, Sunflower
Third Place: Jenny Floro-Khalaf, Spring Blossoms
Best in Class: Karen Geisler, Toad Lilies in the Lurie Garden
Second Place: Philip Gangler, Windswept
Third Place Randolph Badiola, The Perfect Reflection
Best in Class: Charapin Pongtornpipat, Pumpkin Season
Second Place: Kate Lehman, Signs of Hope
Third Place:Philip Gangler, Two Tulips
Best in Class: Philip Gangler, Ten Thousand Droplets
Second Place: Karen Geisler, Frost on Coral Bell's Leaves
Third Place: Randolph Badiola, Beauty in a Drop of Water