CoNPS 2021 Annual Conference Photo Contest & Auction

ANNUAL CONFERENCE ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST!

Share your spectacular photos of native plants in our Annual Photo contest! We know you have some! Your favorite photos from any year are eligible, you may submit on photo in each of five categories, listed below. Contest will open July 1st, 2021, when the entry form and upload portal will be available on our website.

1. Colorado Native Plants
2. Colorado Native Plant Landscapes
3. Native Plant Gardens
4. Colorado Native Plants and Wildlife
5. Artistic interpretation of Colorado Native Plants. Artists welcome! Photo of a fine art painting or an altered photograph or collage are acceptable. Must be a recognizable Colorado native plant.

Entries must be a single work of original material submitted by the contest entrant.
Submissions will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021 through midnight September 4. A $50 prize will be awarded to the entry receiving the most votes in each category. Voting will be online beginning on September 5 and ending at 2:30 pm September 11. Contest winning entries and other entries will be presented at the conference on September 12.

Contest is open to all CoNPS members.

Questions? Contact Bruce Tohill, tohillb@msn.com.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

DONATIONS NEEDED NOW FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ONLINE SILENT AUCTION!

We will be holding the auction online again this year and ask you to donate NOW!  Plant-related items of many kinds are needed: artworks, books, hiking equipment, gift certificates, and planting tools are only some suggestions! Landscape planning consultations were especially popular. We are again asking members to mail their own donations to the winning bidders. The auction was a lot of fun last year, and a beneficial fund-raiser for CoNPS. Let’s do it again! Donors should send photos, descriptions, original cost, and value of items to Denise Wilson,  deniseclairewilson@gmail.com or Sue Dingwell, sageblue892@gmail.com

It will be open for bidding from August 30 – September 12, the last day of the conference. Participants will be able to preview the auction for a week previous to opening day for bids.

CoNPS Photo Contest Winners 2012 - 2020

Click on the year you wish to see, then click on any photo to enter the lightbox.  Click on the thumbnail carousel to see any photo.  The little arrow above carousel hides it.  The “i” to hides the caption.  The arrow on lower left starts a slideshow.  “X” in the upper right corner exits.