8th Annual Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest

Photo by Steve Kuzma

OUR 2020 PHOTO CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!
DEADLINE: Thursday, August 6th at Noon

Read the rules | ENTER THE CONTEST | See winners from 2019

Join our Facebook photo contest group
so you can vote for your favorite photos as they are posted by Beyond Toxics.

If you’ve been following our work to save bees, you know that concern for their survival 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!

PRIZES FOR TOP PHOTOS:

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 box of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

Ana Molina, Environmental Justice Campaign Liaison for Beyond Toxics, models just how good these t-shirts look!

2nd Place Winner: Display of your photo on BOTH the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our website 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 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 web site AND a bag 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 bag of Mountain Rose Herbs Pollinator Tea.

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 6th at Noon

Winners* will be chosen by a panel of judges that 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 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 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…

2020 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    If you don't recall exact date, just estimate the month and year.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, tif.
    Please choose either a .jpg, .png or a .tif file for upload. We will make every effort to post your image on our Facebook event page as soon as possible.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WONDERFUL
PHOTO SUBMISSIONS FROM YOU ALL!


Please visit our Facebook group and ask to join the group so you can vote for your favorite photos as they are posted by Beyond Toxics. 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:

2019 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners
2018 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners
2017 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners

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