2023 Photo Contest Details

Wild Ones mission is all about educating and inspiring people to cultivate community and together take action to heal our environment through landscaping with native plants. We count on the photos you submit to the contest to help us inspire others to make this critical shift in their landscaping practices! One photo is said to be worth a thousand words, but perhaps one photo could be much more valuable than that and instead help restore a thousand acres!

This year’s photo contest seeks to emphasize the joy, the connections, the journey, the beauty, and the healing experienced by both the people and the land through the native landscaping movement. We hope you share your valuable photos with us, especially of your home and local landscapes and the community that has been cultivated around those projects.

Entry deadline has passed. Entries were accepted from 12:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, July 1st through 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 31st, 2023.

By entering your photographs in our photo contest, you are helping Wild Ones further our mission. Wild Ones may use your photos in print and electronically, in the media, publications, and platforms, as we see fit such as for educational and promotional purposes, so that others may be inspired to learn about native plants and natural landscaping.

After the contest, members will be able to view the entries online and vote for the people’s choice award. Additionally, winning photographs will be published in the Wild Ones Journal and published on social media for everyone to view them. 


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be e-mailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit entries to this email address.