Photo Contest


The objective of our photo contest is to encourage CWSS-SCM members to hone their photographic skills and to make excellent weed and weed management images available for use by CWSS-SCM members and in CWSS-SCM publications. The three best photos submitted in each of three categories will be recognized.  The winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the Photo Contest Co-ordinators.

The photo categories for 2017 (for the Saskatoon meeting—2017 November) will be

Category 1: Agriculture and Forestry: Individual botanical subject is not the prime theme of the image.  For example, production (seeding, spraying, cutting. . .) or general views (landscape)

Category 2: Weeds: Pictures of plants (patches, whole individual or parts) considered as weeds.  Images should demonstrate morphological characteristics and/or weed invasion/competition.  For example, dandelion seeds transported by wind, vetch on evergreen, soybean field with common ragweed. . .

Category 3: Research in action: Pictures of research activity whether it be in the lab, or in the field.  For example, canola breeding, greenhouse, plot seeding, hand spraying.

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Prizes: 1st-$100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25 in each of three categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice Award. Winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the Photo Contest Coordinators, Megan Krone and Paul Happ (,  Pictures will be judged on their originality, visual quality and subject relevance.  Paid CWSS–SCM members will be able to vote after the submission deadline of October 27, 2017.  Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st in each category ($100. 00), 2ndin each category ($50. 00), 3rd in each category ($25. 00).  The prize for the People’s Choice Award, meaning that all the membership will be the jury and vote for what they judge as being the best photo, is $100. Contest Rules: Entries must be digital images in either jpg or gif format.  Images must be large enough to produce an 8×10 print (3 megapixels minimum). Each picture must be identified as: category_number_name_of_picture_name_of_photographer. Spaces must not be used in the name, only underlines_. Example: 2_giant_ragweed_John_Smith.jpg. Members of CWSS–SCM can submit a maximum of 3 pictures per category.

Winners agree to give non-exclusive rights of use of their photos to the CWSS-SCM. Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017.