2018 Beauty Of The Bee Photo Contest – Rules and Entry Forms

OUR 2018 CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL ENTRIES!!

We will accept one contest entry per person in each of 2 formats: 1) a bee photo and 2) a bee video clip of up to 30 seconds describing or showing how you interpret, “Summer of Bee Love.

PHOTO ENTRY FORM || VIDEO ENTRY FORM

Winners* will be chosen by a panel of judges that include professional photographers, videographers and Beyond Toxics staff.

Tallies by judges will be based on 7 aesthetic criteria, including quality of the image, originality and the answer to the question, “Tell our leaders why it’s so important to protect bees now (briefly).”

Vote tallies on Facebook may be used to help break ties. An additional category of winner has been created for photo entries based on total number of Facebook  positive reactions.

Please do not submit photos that have been submitted to our contest in prior years or that have been manipulated by special filters in photo manipulation software (contrast and color adjustments are fine).

Staff and board members of Beyond Toxics and judges are not eligible to enter the contest.

ALL JUDGING DECISIONS ARE FINAL. BEYOND TOXICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY ENTRIES FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT.

We at Beyond Toxics have made every effort (and will continue to do our best) to give credit to the photographers when we promote and display their photos, allowing for type of media and space restrictions.


PHOTO SUBMISSION FORM

Please do NOT send photos via email.


VIDEO SUBMISSION FORM

Please do NOT send video clips via email.


Did you know…2018 is the Summer of Bee Love?
Now’s your chance to show your love for bees in our “Beauty Of The Bee” video contest…
Make a video clip that shows what “bee love” means to you! (bee nice!)

Do you love to watch them collect pollen on a beautiful flower?

Do you enjoy making a delicious treat with honey?

Do you eat foods or use products that have honey in them?

What is your bee love?


PRIZES FOR TOP PHOTOS:

WIN one of our uber chill Bee Protector hats!

1st Place Winner: Display of your photo on BOTH the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and the home page of this web site AND a Bee Protector T-shirt designed by Steven Lopez AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats AND a FREE 1-hour consulting visit from Erika Winters of Everbloom Consulting (farm and garden consulting!).**

2nd Place Winner: your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page AND your choice of either a Bee Protector T-shirt OR one of our super chill Bee Protector hats AND a box of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

3rd Place Winner: your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats and a box of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

Honorable Mentions: Beyond Toxics will pick and announce photographs earning an Honorable Mention. The winner will get a box of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

Highest interest on Facebook (i.e., posts with the most positive reactions):…Display of your photo on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our web site AND a gift certificate to Mosaic Fair Trade Collection.


PRIZES FOR TOP VIDEOS:
1st Place Winner: Display of your video on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page, our YouTube channel and the home page of this web site AND…a pair of passes to any show in the Broadway Metro‘s METROarts series***

2nd Place Winner: Display of your video on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our YouTube channel AND…to be announced.

If you would like to be a sponsor of our photo contest, please contact our sponsorship coordinator at the Beyond Toxics office: 541-465-8860.


Special thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for their past and ongoing generous support for bee survival.

* All photo winners will be featured in a photo display exhibit. Winners will be announced on Oregon Native Bees Conservation Awareness Day, Aug. 15th.

** Erika Winters, BA, HT is a farm and garden horticulture consultant with 22 years of soil success. Through her business, Everbloom Consulting, she serves both commercial and residential needs and is available for in-person and public events. She also provides writing and editing services. The 1 hour free consulting prize for 1st place is for within Lane County, otherwise travel fees will apply. You can follow Everbloom Consulting on Instagram! @everbloomconsulting

*** The Broadway Metro (downtown Eugene) offers weekly screenings of recorded performances of Opera, Ballet and Theatre presented by prestigious companies from around the world, including National Theatre Live, the Royal Opera, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Globe Theatre. These are premium-priced events! (Location and parking)


 

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Past photo contest winners:
2017 Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video Contest Winners
2016 Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video Contest Winners
2015 Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video Contest Winners
2014 Imagining A World Beyond Toxics Photo Contest Winners

If you’d like to be kept informed about plans for our Save Oregon’s Bees project and you’re not yet on our Action Alert email list, email us to sign up today!