AIS Photo Contest (updated July 26, 2015)
Every year the American Iris Society sponsors a photo contest. Concentrating generally on irises, the people who grow and hybridize them, and their use in garden or natural settings, the contest is open to anyone who submits a picture. The specific categories vary from year to year, and are open to adults and youth alike with separate awards for youth submissions.
To see previous photo contest winners follow the navigation menu on the left:
Please note: "Digital photo submissions to the Photo Contest must be high resolution (300 dpi or higher) and at least 4 X 6 inches in size. (Saved as a "maximum quality" jpeg, that would be a file size of approximately 1.4 MB)
2015 AIS Photo Contest
The 2015 winner of each category will receive a 2015 introduction (within USA only). The winner of each category will also receive a single annual membership, or single e-membership or annual membership extension to AIS. Winners who are AIS life members will receive an e-membership or annual membership in an AIS Section of their choice. Runners-up of each category will receive a 2013 or 20134 introduction (within the USA only).
Anyone can do it! Additionally, there is an article on photographing irises in the Information and Reference section of our Resources link in the column on the left of this page.
How to Enter
Simply fill out the entry form designating in which category you are entering your digital photos. Then send a CD or e-mail your digital (jpeg) photos to the AIS Photo Contest Chair, at the address below. You may submit up to five (5) photos in this contest.
(NOTE: Any photo submitted that was a winner in previous years will automatically be disqualified.)
There must be irises in the photo and irises in the photos should be of the genus Iris. Entries will be selected and judged in six (6) categories:
1. Irises in a landscaped garden.
Submissions for the 2015 AIS Photo Contest will be received from April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 (midnight).
Email your digital photos and entry form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full details on how to enter are included on the official entry form provided on the link below: 2015 AIS Photo Contest Entry Form (Adobe PDF file)
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