Winners Announced for 2020 Photo Contest

Grand Prize Winner
Trevor Hoff
Snoho Doris with Frog


With nearly 700 entries, the 2020 ADS Photo Contest is an archive of our favorite flower and our lives this unusual year. The large number of entries was a bit challenging. How do you chose the top four out of 182 entries in class 2? Trevor Hoff’s photo exemplifies the category: Sandia Melody is a portrait of a dahlia, not just a photo.

Erik Dixon’s picture of Stella and Rowan imparts peace during this tumultuous time. Deborah Dietz’s winning photo “Freedom” features John Phan in the Dahlia Dell at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  It captures how I felt working on my dahlia farm.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone for sharing their dahlias, family, and friends.

Debbie Pavich


Enjoy the winning photos in a gallery!

Best in Show Winners – video.

All Award Winners , classes 1-10, video


The following videos show the entries for each class and the place winners  (be sure to have the sound on!):

Class 1 – New Introductions

Class 2 – Dahlia Portrait

Class 3 – Two or more blooms

Class 4 – Dahlia Gardens

Class 5 – Dahlia Shows/Clubs/Personalities

Class 6 – Macro (close up) Views

Class 7 – Kids and Dahlias

Class 8 – Critters and Dahlias

Class 9 – Digital Darkroom (enhanced images)

Class 10 – Dahlia Selfies

Award Winners , classes 1-10


See a list of winners.