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Pollinator Photography Contest

Date: 8:00am EDT March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm April 21, 2018

The Center for Environment & Society wants to see your pollinator photos!

Open to all Washington College students, the Center for Environment & Society is hosting a Pollinator Photography Contest that will highlight the important role pollinators play in our environment. We are seeking photographs that illustrate the wide variety of pollinators (hint, think more than just honey bees). Photographs can be taken on and off campus and we encourage you to take a break from studying to explore nature and the wonders of pollination. This contest is to boost awareness of pollinators and is part of the outreach efforts of becoming a Bee Campus USA certified Campus, and as a larger effort to help students reconnect with their environments. We all need a break from studying, so get outside and enjoy the outdoors. The contest will run from today March 22nd until Earth Day 2018, April 21st


Official judging will be conducted by the Bee Campus USA committee who will judge entries on subject matter, composition, focus, lighting, uniqueness and impact. The public will also be able to vote via qaultrics survey online for their favorite photo.


  • First Prize: $100
  • Second Prize: $50
  • Third Prize: $25
  • People‚Äôs Choice: $25


How to enter:

  • Please submit your photo(s) via email to Jamie Frees at jfrees2@washcoll.edu. Submissions will be accepted until 5 pm on April 21, 2018. All winners will be notified of the outcome the week following the end of submission deadline.
  • In your email submission please include:
    • Name of photographer
    • Class Year of photographer
    • Photograph Title
    • Location of Photo
    • A short description about the pollinator photographed


We encourage you to also post your photos on social media and use the following tags #OptOutsideWAC #pollinators #knowyourpollinators #washcoll #waclovespollinators and tag @cesatwashcoll.

We might event repost your photo!!!!