2017 Beauty of The Bee Photo Contest

Calling all PHOTOGRAPHY artists!
Send us your ORIGINAL photos of wild, native and honey bees. We have a category for video clips, too!

If you’ve been following our work to save bees, you know that concern for their survival is a critical action for environmental integrity and food justice.

Images inspire others to get involved and to care! YOU can help save bees by capturing their special beauty. Send us your favorite original photo of bees in any setting, whether in the wild or in your own back yard. We will accept one photo entry per person. (Read the rules) | See winners from 2016.

We welcome your video clips!
Make and submit a video (up to 30 sec.) that shows what bee love means to you! Do you love to watch them collect pollen on a beautiful flower? Bee creative! We will accept one video entry per person. (Read the rules)

We will display the photo entries and video clips on our Facebook page so you can follow the contest and VOTE!

WIN one of our chill Bee Protector hats!

Your photos can make a difference!
Prior photo entries have helped Beyond Toxics make the case for changing laws and policies, such as the ban on neonics in Eugene, Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon. Photos of bees will also help us promote the OREGON POLLINATOR PROTECTION ACT, far-reaching legislation that will help bee survival!

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 23, 2017: 12 Noon.*

Submit your photo for our contest! Submit your video for our contest!


Read the rules for submission!

Another reason to submit your bee photos
We are very successful in promoting top winning photographs far and wide, providing great exposure to winning photographers. Examples include: a traveling photo exhibit displayed at several businesses in Portland and Eugene, the state Capitol, the Corvallis Public Library and local restaurants. Several of the winning photos also appeared on TV, in statewide media including Oregon Public Broadcasting, Eugene Weekly, the Eugene Register-Guard, in blogs and magazines, and more.

Please visit our Facebook page and “like” us and your favorite photos as they come in. PLEASE NOTE: Facebook votes will not be the primary determining factor in choosing winners, but we plan on providing special recognition for the photo that gets the most votes on Facebook.

Past photo contest winners:
2016 Beauty of The Bee Photo Contest Winners
2015 Beauty of The Bee Photo Contest Winners
2014 Imagining A World Beyond Toxics Photo Contest Winners
2013 Imagining A World Beyond Toxics Photo Contest Winners

  • The featured photo in this year’s contest campaign (top of page) was taken by Heather Holm. It was the second place winner from last Summer’s contest.