2022 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest

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The 10th Annual Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest
will begin accepting entries on July 1st, 2022!

Please visit our Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Facebook Group
to see new entries as they come in.

We are lining up GREAT prizes for this year's top winners including our terrific Bee Jazzy t-shirts and MORE! (see photos below)

READ THE RULES | ENTER THE CONTESTSee the 2021 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners

If you’ve been following our work on behalf of pollinator health, you know that concern for the survival of all pollinators (including bees) is a critical part of the fight for the integrity of environmental biodiversity and food justice.

Images inspire others to get involved and 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. Bee creative!

We will display the photo entries on our Facebook group page so you can follow the contest entries and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES!

 

 

PRIZES

 

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 JAZZY t-shirt (see photo on right; limited to size availability) AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats (pictured below)!

 

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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 JAZZY t-shirt (see photo on right; limited to size availability) AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats (pictured below)!

 

2nd Place Winner: Display of your photo on BOTH the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our website AND a BEE JAZZY t-shirt (limited to size availability) OR one of our super chill Bee Protector hats (see photo to left).

3rd Place Winner: your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our website AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats.

Honorable Mentions: Your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our website.

Highest interest on Facebook (posts with the most positive reactions): Display of your photo on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page. Follow the submissions on our photo contest group!

 

 

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.

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 from past years 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.

 

CONTEST RULES

We will accept one contest entry per person of a bee photo showing how you interpret, "Summer of Bee Love." | DEADLINE: Thursday, August 11th at Noon. | Winners will be announced on World Honey Bee Day, August 20th.

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

Tallies by judges will be based on 7 aesthetic criteria, including quality of the image and originality.

Vote tallies on our Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Facebook Group may be used to help break ties ONLY. An additional category of winner has been created for photo entries based on total number of Facebook votes.

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 will make every effort to give credit to the photographers when we promote and display their photos, allowing for type of media and space restrictions.

 

SUBMIT YOUR BEST PHOTO below...

2022 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest

Deadline: Thursday, August 18th at Noon.
Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
If you don't recall exact date, just estimate the month and year.
Put "No title" if no name selected.
Please certify the originality of the photo you are submitting and that you have permission to publish anyone who appears in the photo.(Required)
Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 1 GB.
We will make every effort to post your image on our Facebook event page as soon as possible.

Please visit our Facebook group so you can vote for your favorite photos as they are posted. 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.