Annual Visitor’s Photography Exhibition Rules and Information

9th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition

Exhibition: Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, March 29
Open daily, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, March 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Rules

  • This exhibition is open to all. Members as well as non-members are encouraged to participate.
  • All photographs MUST have been taken at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, preferably within the past few years.
  • Photographs may be any subject matter (flowers, trees, autumn, leaves, insects, birds, landscapes, etc.).
  • All styles will be accepted, and will be assigned to one of two categories – “Macro” and “Landscape”.
  • Submissions may be any size

To Enter

  • All artwork must be framed, wired, and ready to hang in a presentation that conveys professionalism. Colored frames and/or mats are strongly discouraged.
  • Submissions MUST be delivered to the Arboretum any time between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7. No submissions will be accepted after 4:00 pm on Friday, February 7.
  • Please attach an entry card to each submission. Click here for entry card.
  • Submissions limited to 5 per applicant.

Entry Fee

  • Members: $10 for the first submission and $5 for each additional submission.
  • Non-members: $20 for the first submission and $10 for each additional submission.


  • Photographers may choose to make their work available for purchase, but this is not a requirement.
  • All sales must be handled between the photographer and the purchaser.
  • Photographs that are sold must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibition.


  • Judges will select a first, second, and third place in each category and monetary awards will be given for each. The amount of these awards is $100 for first, $75 for second, and $50 for third place.
  • In addition to the recognition and monetary award, the winners of each category will be invited to present a slideshow at the closing reception. This slideshow allows winners to show selected photographs from their entire body of work.

Closing Reception

  • A closing reception will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 29 and will include a Juror’s Talk and the winning artists’ slide shows.