Capture. Share. Inspire.

Yellow Jacket on Dahlia

The 2018 New Mexico Master Gardeners Conference Photo Contest is partly about photography, but mainly about the great things in your favorite garden(s), home or away, that you would like to share with the rest of us.

Entries are due by Midnight, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This contest is open to Master Gardeners and all attendees to the 2018 New Mexico Master Gardeners Conference.

Submit your entries by email: Send an email to with the following attached: Your filled-out Photo Contest Release and Entry Form and a digital file of your photo.

Each Master Gardener or 2018 New Mexico Master Gardeners Conference attendee may enter up to three (3) photos per category. Each entered photo must be accompanied by a publicity release & permission to reprint photos.

Download: Photo Contest Guidelines & Photo Contest Form & Release

Contest Entries

View All 2018 Photo Contest Entries

Be inspired by the incredible creativity and talent of Master Gardeners from across New Mexico! Thank you to each participant in this years contest.

Creatures in the Garden

In a world where natural habitats are being depleted, gardens are a haven for many creatures. The wild, and not so wild creatures that use our gardens can become familiar companions, or rare and special visitors. Beetles and butterflies, birds and bunnies, may take center stage and steal the show.

Incredible Edibles

What’s in your garden? From seedlings to harvest, apples to zucchini, show us your best fruit, vegetable or herb fresh from the garden! Ripe and ready to eat or green hanging on a tree all edibles are welcome in this category.

Master Gardeners In Action

Every day volunteers make a difference in communities across California. Tell the volunteer story through photos featuring Master Gardeners working in their communities and supporting their programs.

New Mexico Sustainable Gardening

A New Mexico Sustainable garden features smart and sustainable landscaping using plants, shrubs, grasses and trees that are native or adapted to your regional climate and local conditions. Showcase the health and beauty that is a New Mexico Sustainable garden.

Outstanding Ornamental

Celebrate the true beauty of the plant from seed to flower, foliage to stem. Plant portraiture is all about capturing the very essence, or character, of a plant. Get creative with extreme close up or stay classic, all styles are welcome.