Photo Contest 2021


2020 Grand Prize Winner – Trevor Hoff
Snippet of winning photo – Snoho Doris with Frog

As your garden grows in 2021, keep your eye and camera lens focused on the beautiful blooms and dahlia “culture”- the growers of dahlias, the creatures, the folks who enjoy dahlias, and the places we share our dahlias.  

The deadline for the 2021 ADS Dahlia Contest is December 1st, 2021. Winning photos will be announced in late January 2022. The grand prize photographer receives $50.00. Each class winner receives $20.00, second place $10.00, and third place $5.00.

A little bit of information for contestants.  Except for the People’s Choice and the Undisseminated/seedling class, the  dahlias photographed should be ADS classified dahlias. The classification handbook can be found on this website.  In most classes, the dahlia bloom (s) should predominate the image.   You do not need to be an ADS member to submit your photo.    Photos  can be taken with a cell phone as well. Photos are to be from the 2020 and 2021 growing season.

The art of photography is how the photographer captures and interprets an aspect of dahlia “culture” in an image.  Look at previous winning photos and study how the contestant composed the image. Dahlias are art.

All the details here.