Annual Visitor’s Photography Exhibition Rules and Information

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 ( owers, trees, autumn, leaves, insects, birds, landscapes, etc.)
  • All styles will be accepted, and will be assigned to one of two categories – “Close- ups” and “Open”.
  • Submission may be any size.

To Enter: 

  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang in a presentation that conveys professionalism, though judging will be based only on the quality of the image.
  • Submissions MUST be delivered to the Arboretum any time between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday, Feb. 5th through Friday, Feb. 9th. No submissions will be accepted after Friday, Feb. 9th.
  • Please include an entry card with each submission.
  • We must limit submissions 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 still 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 on the exhibition closing date and will include a Juror’s Talk and the winning artist’s slide show.