Thornhill Hort Photo Competition #1 SPRING

Are you interested in participating in our first Photo Competition? It's for Members Only!

Yellow Daffodil Close Up
Purple Statice 2
Quiet Forest

Rules: 

This photo competition (the 1st of 3 to be held in 2021) is open only to paid members of the Thornhill Hort.  All photos are to be related to Horticulture and taken in the Spring time - between the dates of March 21 and May 21 in the years 2021, 2020, 2019 (i.e. within the last 24 months before this competition)  Submitted photos to be taken a) by the person submitting these to the competition and b) within Ontario. 


Names or other identifying info or marks (watermarks) on the photos are prohibited. Each photo will be given a number by the Committee.  A maximum of 2 photos in each Class is to be submitted by each participant.  Photos may be submitted in only 1 Class, some Classes, or all Classes of each competition in 2021.  Photos submitted to be in a JPEG format which, if printed would be the equivalent size of 4” x 6”print. 


Photos for the competition are to be emailed to between the dates of Friday, May 7, 2021 and Friday, May 21, 2021.  Deadline for submission of photos for the competition is Friday, May 21, 2021.  By entering photos in this competition, the owner of the photos gives permission to the Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society to post or display said photos in any of the Society’s publications and on its Website. 


A voting ballot will be emailed to all paid members. Voting will take place between May 25, 2021 and May 31, 2021 only. Photos received will be posted to, and voting will take place in, the Members Only Portal of the Hort website.  Winners will be chosen by popular vote, on written ballots submitted before the deadline, by other paid members of the Society only.  Winners in each Class will be determined by adding up the number of votes each photo has received. 1st place - The photo with the most votes; 2nd place - The photo with the second highest number of votes; 3rd place - The photo with the third highest number of votes received. 


Nominal prizes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each Class. A Grand Champion and 2 runners-up for the year 2021 will be chosen after the 3 Competitions, to be held in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2021, have been closed. Winners will be chosen by the accumulative number of points received in the 3 Competitions in 2021.  If anyone requires clarification, or has a questions regarding the above, please contact one of the Committee members noted below.



1. My Favourite

2. Naturally (Sunrise, Sunset or Clouds)

3. The Colour Purple or The Colour Yellow

4. Forest and Woods

5. Singular Splendour

6. Miscellaneous

Photo Competition Committee:

  • Bernadette Burns

  • John Kalchos

  • Esther Ravka

  • Martin van Dijk