THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!
The 9th Annual Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest is now officially closed! Thanks to all the bee-loving photographers for your AMAZING entries! Winners will be chosen next week and announced via our outreach channels (including on this website) on National Honey Bee Day, Saturday August 21st.
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The 9th Annual Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest was sponsored by GloryBee's SAVE The Bee initiative.
Read the rules | ENTER THE CONTEST | See the 2020 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners
Join our Facebook photo contest group
voting has ended for your favorite photos.
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!
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 SAVE the BEE gift basket* (see photo above) from GloryBee AND a Bee Protector t-shirt designed by Steven Lopez (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 Protector T-shirt designed by Steven Lopez (limited to size availability) AND one of our super chill Bee Protector hats.
3rd Place Winner: your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our website AND your choice of either a Bee Protector T-shirt designed by Steven Lopez (limited to size availability) OR one of our super chill Bee Protector hats.
Honorable Mentions: Your photo displayed on the Beyond Toxics Facebook page and on our web site.
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.
We will accept one contest entry per person of a bee photo showing how you interpret, "Summer of Bee Love." | DEADLINE: Thursday, August 12th at Noon. | Winners will be announced on World Honey Bee Day, August 21st
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...
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.
* This year's top prize is provided by GloryBee’s SAVE the BEE Initiative.
Contents of the GloryBee gift basket:
SAVE the BEE canvas tote
SAVE the BEE cap
SAVE the BEE sunglasses
SAVE the BEE stainless lunch box with silicone lid and divider
SAVE the BEE honey
Brown Butter Honey Ghee (grass fed dairy from PNW)
Six-pack of Hopworks Beestly Honey Porter
Wild Friends Peanut Cashew Super Butter (with honey)
Coupon for FREE Alden’s Organic Ice Cream
For the second year in a row, we are pleased to have the support of our friends at GloryBee and their Save The Bee initiative.