Welcome to Garden Ontario Photo Competition!

Welcome to Garden Ontario Photo Competition!

Competitions

***all competitions close July 10, 2021***

all competitions close July 10, 2021

Select a competiotion to submit your photo! Click the heading to go to that competition.

Youth Writing

  • Class 1.  I Grew It
  • Class 2.  I Need That

Youth Artistic Creativity

  • Class 3.  Blooming Beauty
  • Class 4.  Nature in my Backyard

Youth Floral Design

  • Class 5. Bloom
  • Class 6. Fun Flowers
  • Class 7. Walk in Nature
  • Class 8. Weed? I think not

Youth Photography

  • Class 9. Caterpillars can Fly
  • Class 10.  Visitors to my Garden

Youth Fine Arts

  • Class 11.  Nature is Amazing

Youth Plants

  • Class 12. Herbs I love
  • Class 13.  Phragmites Poster – Maisie Bray Award

Special Awards and Competition for Youth Leaders

  • Class 14.  Youth Club Scrapbook – Ruby Bryan Award

Perennials – Grown for Bloom 

  • Class 15.  Clematis, specimen blooms, 1-3 blooms, any colour, any variety.
  • Class 16.  Bearded Iris, 1 stalk
  • Class 17.  Beardless Iris, (Siberian, Japanese or Spuria), 3 stalks
  • Class 18.  Peony, herbaceous, one cultivar, 3 blooms
  • Class 19.  Peony, tree or Itoh, 1 bloom
  • Class 20.  Any other cultivar not listed above, one stem or stalk

Perennials – Grown for Foliage

  • Class 21.   Heuchera / Heucherella / Tiarella – collection of 3 to 5 leaves, different   cultivars
  • Class 22.   Hosta, blue leaved, 1 leaf
  • Class 23.    Hosta, variegated leaf with two colours, 1 leaf
  • Class 24. Hosta, variegated leaf with mor than two colours, 1 leaf
  • Class 25. Any other cultivar not listed above, 1 stem or leaf

Roses with Attached Foliage

  • Class 26. Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora – any colour, 1 specimen bloom
  • Class 27. Climbing – any colour, 1 spray
  • Class 28. Modern Shrub – any colour, 1 spray
  • Class 29. Miniature – any colour, 1 spray
  • Class 30. Austin Rose – any colour, 1 bloom or spray
  • Class 31. Collection of roses in 1 container
  • Class 32. Any other cultivar of rose not listed above, 1 specimen bloom or 1 spray.

Flowering Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes and Tubers

  • Class 33. Narcissus – collection in 1 container, 3 to 5 different cultivars, 1scape each
  • Class 34. Tulip – collection in 1 container, 3to 5 blooms, any color, any cultivar
  • Class 35. Any other cultivar not listed above, 3 to 5 stems
  • Class 36. Mixed collection – 2 each of 3 varieties

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Class 37. Asparagus – 3 spears on a white plate
  • Class 38. Green Onions – 5 on a white plate
  • Class 39. Radishes – 3 on a white plate
  • Class 40. Rhubarb – 3 stalks on a white plate
  • Class 41. Strawberries – 5 on a white plate

Potted Plants – Grown for Bloom

  • Class 42. African Violet, single crown, in bloom, 1 pot, photographed from above.
  • Class 43. Any other Gesneriad, in bloom, 1 pot
  • Class 44. Orchid, Phalaenopsis, in bloom, 1 pot
  • Class 45. Orchid, any other type in bloom, 1 pot
  • Class 46. Any other plant grown principally for bloom, in bloom, 1 pot

Potted Plants – Grown for Foliage

  • Class 47. Cactus (not graphed), 1 cultivar, 1 pot
  • Class 48. Succulent other than Cactus, 1 cultivar, 1 pot
  • Class 49. Any other potted plant grown principally for decorative foliage, 1 cultivar, 1 pot
  • Class 50. Trained plant, (e.g. standard, espalier, grown on a form), 1 pot

Special Exhibits Division

  • Class 51. “Glory with Nature” – A trough garden (OJES pg. 155)
  • Class 52. “We’re All in this Together”- A planter design and potted by the exhibitor.  All plant material must be edible. (OJES pg. 148)
  • Class 53. “Isolation” – A dish garden which is composed of succulents (OJES pg. 137)

Design Division

  • Class 54. “Natures Harmony”- A satellite design (OJES pg. 150)
  • Class 55. “Natures Waterfall”- A design with visible use of water (OJES pg. 156)
  • Class 56. “Grow and Show” – A parallel Line design (OJES pg. 146)
  • Class 57. “ Up Close” – A pave design (OJES pg. 147) ( photographed from above)
  • Class 58. “Farmers Market” – A collage design (OJES pg. 134) (photographed in a hanging position
  • Class 59. “ Paddling the Themes” an abstract design (OJES pg. 129)

Photography Division

  • Class 60. Inspired by Nature – Your interpretation
  • Class 61. The Glory of Seeds – A closer look at seed Pods
  • Class 62. Pollinators in Action- The Hum of Bees
  • Class 63. In the Veggie Patch- Glorious Vegetables
  • Class 64. Close to Home – A Garden View
  • Class 65. Close Up- Beauty is in the details
  • Class 66. Grand Vista – Your interpretation
  • Class 67. Blooming Beauties – A Garden Border
  • Class 68. Icy – Winter’s Beauty
  • Class 69. Awakenings- Early Morning
  • Class 70. Special Class Four seasons – Four photos, same view, one from each season

Creative Writing Division

  • Class 71.  A song – Create a song using the tune of another song and your own wording.    Please, name the tune and create the lyrics related to the theme, “Blooming Beauties”.
  • Class 72.  Free Verse Poem – Write a poem related to the theme, “Free Weeds, You Pick‘em”.  The poem should be a minimum of 8 lines long
  • Class 73.  Narrative – Write about “inspired by Nature, Learning, Growing, Blooming”.   It should be 500 – 600 words, double spaced
  • Class 74.  Narrative – Write about the way Covid 19 and the shutdown has affected your gardening life this past year.  Double spaced- 500-800 words

Publications Division

  • Class 75. –    Yearbook Cover: Primarily Computer-Generated Graphics. Back and front, inside and outside only.  Society and OHA logos should be present and graphic artist credit should be present
  • Class 76. –  Yearbook Cover: Cover illustrations primarily photographic. Back and front, inside and outside only.  Society and OHA logos should be present and photographer credit should be present
  • Class 77. – Special Event Poster:  A poster for an event taking place between July 2019 and June 2021 inclusive.  Minimum letter size (216 mm x 279 mm: 8.5” x 11”)
  • Class 78. – Promotional/Partnership: From a period between July 2019 and June 2021 inclusive.  A promotional item identifying a partnership with an outside   agency.  Maximum letter size (216mm x 279mm: 8.5” x 11”)

Arts Division

  • Class 79.  A painting that Nature has inspired
  • Class 80.  A stained or painted glass creation
  • Class 81.  A piece of jewelry, made from natural elements
  • Class 82.  A fabric art creation.  It may be needlepoint, embroidery, rug hooked etc
  • Class 83.   A garden art made from recycled materials