Cal-IPC’s Annual Photo Contest

Photo Contest Winners 2018

2018 Cal-IPC Photo Contest winners: 3rd place (top left), Aaron Echols, Farallon Island, “Team Spinach”; 2nd place (top right), Lexi Kookootsedes, Marin, “The Vine Intervention”; 1st place (bottom), Rachel Kesel, San Francisco, “Pretty pitbull knows a weed when she sees one!”

Enter the 2019 Cal-IPC Photo Contest! Your pictures help us spread our message.

Cal-IPC’s outreach and education efforts rely on photos to show the devastating impacts weeds have on our natural communities. YOUR great pictures help tell the story of the hard work it takes to protect our wildlands from invasive plants. Anyone can enter! Photos may be used in Cal-IPC outreach materials, including our website, enewsletters, brochures, or reports (with photographer credit).

Entries are displayed on the Cal-IPC Facebook page and at the Cal-IPC Symposium, where symposium attendees vote for their favorite photo. To avoid voter bias at the Symposium, please do not include watermarks on your photo submissions.

  • Maximum number of entries: 8 per individual.
  • All submissions must be submitted using the contest online entry form.
  • Photographs must be in digital format.
  • Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted.
  • The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.
  • Digital files must be high resolution, 300 ppi, file size 3 MB or larger (at close to actual size) and must be in JPEG or TIFF format.
  • All entries must be received by midnight PST, Sept. 1, 2019.


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