UGJ Winter Photo Contest

The 9th Annual Upstate Gardeners’ Journal Winter Photo Contest has ended.

An announcement will be made in July or August when voting for the “online favorite” begins.

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Andrey Oloan January 8, 2019 at 10:08 am


I just noticed for the 9th annual Winter Photo Contest states that the picture must be taken between December 20, 2019, and March 19, 2019, I’m assuming that is December 20, 2018, not 2019? Also, what is considered amateur photographer?

Thank you,

Andrey Oloan


cathym January 8, 2019 at 10:48 am

Hi Audrey-
You are correct- the starting date was December 20th, 2018. Thank you for catching that error.

We define an amateur photographer as someone who does not receive monetary compensation for their photography. This does not mean that this contest is limited to the hobbyist– we welcome students who are taking photography courses to enter if they do not charge a fee for photography services, prints, or digital files of their work.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you!


Carol Ivsan September 14, 2018 at 12:40 am

So beautiful – suitable for framing!


Cindy schmid December 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Please forward info for 2017 photo contest.

I was given the date from a friend. My son is interested.

Also were can we pickup your journal.


cathym December 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

The Winter Photo Contest for 2018 will begin on the first day of winter and the information will be here:

A list of distributers may be found here:



Joyce Trudel January 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Do you have the rules/details for this year’s (2015-2016) winter photo contest?

I await your reply.

Many thanks,

Joyce Trudel


cathym April 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

The Winter Photo Contest is taking a hiatus this year. It will be back for the 2016-2017 winter season!


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