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2020 Annual Photo Contest - Submit Entries Aug 3 thru Sept 7 - • Douglas County

Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2020 to Monday, Sep 7th, 2020 @ 8am-10pm
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The Annual Photo Contest has been held every year as a part of the Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW), and is open to all members of the Kansas Native Plant Society. While our membership will not be able to gather and celebrate Kansas native plants at the 2020 AWW, the Annual Photo Contest will proceed as usual. For 2020, photos can be uploaded to our photo contest website on when the contest opens. Winning photos in 2020 will be published in the KNPS Newsletter and on the KNPS website.


The 2020 Photo Contest runs from August 3 to September 7. Only during this time can you submit photos. Winners in each category will be selected following the deadline and showcased in the Fall 2020 Newsletter and on the KNPS website.

Photo submissions are accepted from KNPS members only.

The subject of all entries must be NATIVE plant species (or predominantly NATIVE plant species for photos of groups of plants) or native landscapes (where appropriate) in the state of Kansas.

Two entries per category per KNPS member are allowed.

Photographs will be judged by the following criteria: Composition, Sharpness, Exposure, Color, Appropriateness to category, Presentation, Full label information.


Flora: a photo of a whole plant or plant part. Examples: flower, fruit, seed, leaf, bark, or bud.

Fauna: a photo of animals on or surrounded by native plants. Examples: mammals on the prairie, birds eating seeds, insects pollinating native flowers.

Garden: a photo of native plants used in a garden created by people. Examples: your favorite garden.

People: a photo of people enjoying native plants and their habitats. Examples: people at a KNPS outing, people enjoying a favorite bloom.

Scenery: a photo of a native landscape such as a prairie, woodland, or wetland. Examples: fire in the Flint Hills, sunrise on the wetlands.

Wildflower of the Year: a photo of the current year's Wildflower of the Year. The 2020 flower is Blue Wild Indigo.

Instructions for Submitting Photos through are on the KNPS webpage, follow the link for Annual Wildflower Weekend.

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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