2018 Beauty Of The Bee Photo Contest

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

The 6th Annual Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video Contest is sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs! *

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 2017.

ALSO…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!

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 designed by Steven Lopez 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 winners will get a box of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

Highest interest on Facebook (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.

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 plans to build the OREGON POLLINATOR PROTECTION ALLIANCE that will help pass far-reaching legislation to help bee survival!

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

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

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WONDERFUL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS FROM YOU!

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. NOTE: Facebook votes will not be the primary determining factor in choosing winners, but we will provide special recognition for the photo that gets the most votes on Facebook.



Past photo contest winners:
2017 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners
2016 Beauty of The Bee Photo Contest Winners
2015 Beauty of The Bee Photo Contest Winners

  • The featured photo in this year’s contest campaign (top of page) was taken by Elise Fog. It was the first place winner from last year’s contest.

* Sponsors/supporters

Mountain Rose Herbs – visit their mercantile shop in Eugene: 152 W. 5th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401 (google map).

Broadway Metro – located downtown Eugene: 43 West Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401.

** Everbloom Consulting (Erika Winters provides farm and garden horticulture consulting advice). 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

Mosaic Fair Trade Collection – visit their shop at 28 E. Broadway, Eugene, Oregon (google map).