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Oregon Orchid Society 2015 Photo Contest
Rules of Entry

2013 Oregon Orchid Society Photo Contest

The Oregon Orchid Society announces a members-only photo contest in conjunction with its 2015 Orchid Show and Sale, to be held April 11-12 at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The contest is open to all members of the Oregon Orchid Society with the exception of the Photo Committee Chairperson who is prohibited from submitting entries. Photo subjects should be orchid plants and orchid flower.  Again, membership in the Oregon Orchid Society is a requirement for participation.

  • Some image modifications are allowed, but are limited to effects that could be obtained by using optical lens filters. Watermarks, signatures or copyright notices MUST be removed prior to submission. Elements not in the original scene should not be added, and objects present in the original should not be removed.

  • Each photographer may submit up to 5 different 8×10” prints that are mounted or matted on a dark cardstock or matboard.   Sorry, but only mounted, unframed prints can be accepted. All photos should be delivered to the Ambridge Event Center on Friday, April 10th before 6pm.

  • Each entry must include the photographer/submitter’s name, address, email address, and telephone number. The approximate location and date of the photograph and the botanical name of the plant(s), if known should also be provided.

  • Entries will be displayed during the show, and the general public will vote for entries on the basis of originality, photographic quality, and composition.  First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded. Winners will be announced at the OOS April general meeting.  Entrants need not be present to win; winners will be notified by email or other contact information.

  • All entries may be used by the Oregon Orchid Society, which may, at its discretion, copy, edit, publish, use, adapt, and/or modify entries in any manner, in any and all OOS media, without limitation.  The OOS will not sell or distribute photo entries to third parties. Submitters do not relinquish rights to use their photos in any way.

  • Questions? Email the OOS photo committee chair at

  • Good luck!