2019 Beauty Of The Bee Photo Contest – Rules and Entry Forms


Visit our Facebook contest group to see the photo entries as they come in!

We will accept one contest entry per person describing or showing how you interpret, “Summer of Bee Love.

Did you know…2019 is the Summer of Bee Love?
Now’s your chance to show your love for bees in our “Beauty Of The Bee” photo contest!
Do you love to watch them collect pollen on beautiful flowers?
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?


Winners* will be chosen by a panel of judges that include professional photographers 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 our Facebook group page 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.

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) are NOT eligible for this year’s photo contest.

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


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 photo entries, allowing for type of media and space restrictions.


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…Velo Bed and Breakfast gift certificate. Either one night for up to four people (both bedrooms) or two nights for up to two people (one bedroom). No restrictions; 3 year expiration. A $250 value, includes organic breakfast. MORE: http://velobandb.com.

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 $100 gift certificate towards a tattoo at Queen Bee Tattoo and Salon in Springfield, OR. (MORE: https://queenbeetattoos.com/)

3rd Place Winner: your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats AND 2 tickets to a MetroArts performance of your choice at The Broadway Metro in downtown Eugene.

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.

Winners will be announced the week of August 12th sometime before August 15th: Oregon Native Bees Conservation Awareness Day.

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Past photo contest winners:
2018 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners
2017 Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video Contest Winners
2016 Beauty of the Bee Photo and Video 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!

Thanks to kind support from Velo Bed and Breakfast , Broadway Metro, Ballet Fantastique and Queen Bee Tattoo and Salon!