2020 Photo Contest Winners

Best in Show Winner

Joan Brandwein “Native Bee on Native Aster” – Big River, Big Woods Chapter

People’s Choice Award Winner

Kim Smith – “Snowberry Clearwing Moth Feeding on Blue Vervain” – Oak Openings Region Chapter (Over 400 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award.)

Flora Category Winners

1st Place – Joan Brandwein “Columbine in Bloom” – Big River, Big Woods Chapter
2nd Place – Daniel R Cruikshanks “Sprinkle of Color” – Kalamazoo Area Chapter
3rd Place – Leanne Kay Phinney “Pasque Flower” – Big River, Big Woods Chapter

Natural Landscaping Category Winners

1st Place – Cathy Streett “Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) and Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) Stealing the Show” – West Cook Chapter
2nd Place – Ken Greshowak “The Potting Shed” – Arrowhead Chapter
3rd Place – Ken Greshowak “Summer’s Many Layers of Color” – Arrowhead Chapter

Photos by Kids Category Winners

1st Place – Abby Rexer “Downy Wood Mint Bud” – Middle Tennessee Chapter
2nd Place – Abby Rexer “Coral Honeysuckle in a Native Landscape” – Middle Tennessee Chapter
3rd Place – Lukas Shanstrom “Butterfly on a Flower” – Twin Cities Chapter

Pollinator Category Winners

1st Place – Joan Brandwein “Native Bee on Native Aster” – Big River, Big Woods Chapter
2nd Place – Gary Shackelford “Mining Bee on Pussy Willow Catkin” – Madison Chapter
3rd Place – Nan Pokerwinski “Swallowtail on Coneflower” – River City-Grand Rapids Area Chapter


1st Place – Arlene Kjar – “Miles of Susan” Northfield Prairie Partners Chapter
2nd Place – Mary Jo Adams – “Nipper Prairie” Illinois Prairie Chapter
3rd Place – Karen Syverson – “Pine River Woodland” Fox Valley Area Chapter

View all 2020 entries:

Natural Landscaping
Photos by Kids

Best in Show and People’s Choice Award winners will each be awarded a $50 prize. First place category winners will also be awarded a $50 prize. Second and third place category winners receive bragging rights. 

A special thank you to our kind contest judges, Bob and Helen, who took the time to closely review 150 great entries to determine this year’s winners!

By entering their photographs in our photo contest, photographers are helping Wild Ones further its mission. Wild Ones may use contest photos in Wild Ones publications, promotional materials, presentations and on the Wild Ones websites so that others may be inspired to learn about native plants and natural landscaping.  

All images on this page are the property of Wild Ones and should not be downloaded or used without permission.