UW Botanic Gardens Annual Kids Photo Contest!

A big thanks to all the kids that entered this year!

A list of all the winners!

Prizes can be picked up at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum during normal business hours.

Hey, Kids! If you are between 4 and 16 get out your digital cameras, visit the Botanic Gardens, take some awesome pictures and send them to us until September 16th. Winners of each catagory will recieve a prize, and all contestants will get thier photo displayed in public!

  • You retain ownership of your work, but by entering this contest, you give UW Botanic Gardens rights to use your work on its website and in promotional materials.
  • To participate as a photographer, you must join the 2013 UW Botanic Gardens Flickr Group Pool
  • Upload your photos to our Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013uwbgphotocontest/
  • Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu or call 206-543-8801

All photos must be taken on UW Botanic Gardens property, and must be placed into 1 of 5 categories:

Colorful – Take a picture the brightest, deepest, most vibrant colors you can find. The subject can be anything, as long as there is lots of color!

Maleah age 12
Maleah age 12

Landscape –Take a picture of an entire area. A whole garden, or tree or path, as long as its BIG!

Teagan Age 14
Teagan Age 14

New Places – Explore some of our quieter locations and see if you can find something new, exciting and beautiful! Look in Yesler Swamp, Center for Urban Horticulture gardens and student farm, Union Bay Natural Area , the Pinetum, Pacific Connections, Yew and Honeysuckle Hill.

Shreetama Age 9
Shreetama Age 9

Wildlife – Birds, bugs, fish, frogs!. If it moves, snap a picture!

Maia Age 11
Maia Age 11

Arboretum Architecture – Anything that is man-made in the Botanic Gardens, including signs, bridges, benches, lamps, birdhouses and roads.

Annie Age 7

Instructions for Entering

You may only submit one photo per category. In the event multiple photos are submitted, only the first submission will be entered into the contest. Participants may enter photos in multiple categories.

Photo file name must include the participant’s name, age, and category: for example janesmith7colors.jpg

The Flickr description should be tagged with where the photo was taken and what category it was entered into, first name and age of the photographer.

Parents/guardians: Please send an email to uwbgeduc@uw.edu with the subject “Digital Photography Contest” with Parent Name, Flickr Account Name and Child Name and age to confirm submissions and to ensure that we have a way to communicate the winner.

Winners will be announced 1-2 weeks after the deadline of the contest, and they will receive a prize! Photos will be displayed at a location TBD.


Link to maps of UW Botanic Gardens