2022 Annual Photo Contest and Auction

Scroll Down To See The Photo Contest Winning Photos from 2012 through 2021


Entries accepted through September 2nd!

All entries will be on display during the 2022 Conference.

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 one photo in each of five categories, listed below.

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. Entries MUST include the scientific name of the primary plant species in the photo, at least to genus level, and preferably to species level. Also include your last name and photo category in the file name. Please submit photos between

June 24thand September 2nd
and send to Anna Theodorakos
with “CoNPS Photo Contest” written in the subject line.

If you are struggling with identifying the plant in your photo, email Anna and she can provide resources to aid in identifying.

Voting will take place in-person at the CoNPS Annual Conference on September 17th.

Contest is open to all CoNPS members.


Our Silent Auction will be LIVE again this year! Please start imagining the wonderful things you would like to donate for this important fundraiser when you come to the conference in Boulder, September 16-18th.
Email donation offers or questions to Sue’s Gmail:  sageblue892

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.