UBG Photo Contest 2018

Photo Contest Poster Letter_2018

This year we will once again be hosting a photo contest from June 4 until September 4 2018.

Entry categories:

1 – Butterflies and moths
2 – Insects, Spiders, and Bugs,
3 – Birds and Other Wildlife
4 – Plants and Flowers

Youth under 18
Adult 18+


First Prize in each category $50 cash

Second Prize in each category $25

Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the judges.

Award Ceremony and Show:

Saturday September 22 at the Airforce Club (128 King st East, Dundas, Ontario)


Ken Necomb – wildlife photographer

Paul Smith – Director, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club

Bruce Harschnitz – Manager, Hamilton Conservation Authority

Judging criteria will include:
Originality, composition, artistic merit, technical skill and correct identification of species.


– Photos must be taken from the paths of the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, which includes the path along the canal, between Tuesday June 4, 2018 & Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
– Photos are to be submitted without any digital editing beyond cropping, adjustments to exposure, sharpness, and minor colour correction.
– Entries must be received by email as digital files at urquhartbutterfly@gmail.com no later than midnight on September 4, 2018
– Enter up to 3 photographs per category (maximum total of 12)
– The Urquhart Butterfly garden reserves the right to use the photographs, with credit, on its web site, to promote the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, and finalists may be published in the local newspapers.
– Images remain the copyright of the photographer.
– Photos should be: high resolution jpg format, maximum size of 5 MB each.

To enter:

Please send a separate email for each category.

In the body of your email include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Age (if under 18)
  5. Category
  6. Date and time of day each photo was taken
  7. Identify the species in each photo (It’s easy with the internet!)

Good Luck!


2 thoughts on “UBG Photo Contest 2018

  1. Just a beautiful site. Have just discovered your existence. Do you have a following? a membership?
    Do you have a Butterfly Release during the year? Is there an email connections list? May I join whatever you have in place?

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