Annual Photo Contest

The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce our Annual Photo Contest is underway. To view some of last year’s winners, please visit our click on our News page link (right).

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 contest deadline, September 23, 2016. Visit the Gardens’ website at and navigate to the Annual Photo Contest to read the contest criteria. The contest is open to all ages in the following categories: Wildlife, Plants, Landscape/Scenery, People in Nature and our newest category – Artistically Enhanced.  All photos must be taken in the Botanical Gardens. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.  Best of Youth, Adult and Professional Divisions will receive a $50 cash prize.

The opening reception will be held on October 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Siskiyou Arts Museum, 5824 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir.  All 2016 entries will be on display in the Siskiyou Arts Museum October 7th through the month of October.

Copies of the contest rules and criteria along with matting supplies are available at the Dunsmuir Recreation District Office at 4841 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA. Please call 530-235-4740 for days and times that the office is open. The complete list of rules and entry forms are also available for download below. For questions you may email to:

Photo Contest Entry Criteria pg 1
Photo Contest Entry Criteria pg 2
Photo Contest Entry Form
Photo Contest Model Release Form
Photo Contest Judging Criteria

Gardens Boundary Map

Photo Contest Consignment Option