It’s Contest Time: Here’s the Submission Information!

Rudbeckia hirta by 2022 Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes Ecoregion Winner Linda Kuhn
Rudbeckia hirta by 2022 Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes Ecoregion Winner Linda Kuhn

It’s time for our annual contests for photos, videos, and chapter newsletters! 


Once again this year our photo contest is divided into categories based on the 12 Level III ecoregions in Texas. Members may enter a photo in any or all of the ecoregions. To enter you must be a current member of the Society, and submit your entry between now and July 31. Entries will be judged by a panel. 

View past winners on SmugMug.


Lots of people have started making videos for social media during the past year. So I am expecting lots more entries in our video contest. Entries must be short – 5 minutes max! – and feature some aspect of native plants. It could be a plant profile, something about a project, home landscaping, land stewardship, etc. Once again you must be a member and submit your entry between now and July 31. 

View past winners on YouTube.

Chapter Newsletters

The chapter newsletter contest is a little different. Only the chapter newsletter editor or the president of that chapter can submit entries for the contest. Also if you won the contest in the last three years you are not eligible for this year’s contest. By July 31 submit your best issue of your newsletter from the past twelve months, regardless of the frequency of issue. Newsletters may be published weekly, monthly or any other frequency. 

How to Enter

Complete rules and instructions for entering all three contests are available through the Member Portal. Select “Annual Contests” in the left-hand menu after logging in. 

Winners will be announced during the fall symposium. You’ll also be able to see them on our website and our social media channels.

Questions? Contact Bill Hopkins

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