2014 OBA Annual Photo Contest

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

Attention All Photographers!

It's time to start thinking about the OBA 2014 Photo contest. The contest is open to everyone. The only rule is that your photograph must include bees or honey.

Entries must be postmarked no later than September 19, 2014. Photographs will be judged on clarity, content, composition and appeal. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Annual General Meeting in November.

There are three categories under which photographs can be submitted with one winner chosen from each. Prize winners will receive an $85 credit toward OBA membership (CHC per hive cost is excluded), as well as have their photo advance to the Grand Prize level.

One GRAND PRIZE will be awarded. The Grand Prize winner will receive $100.00 and the winning photo will be featured in the annual TTP calendar. 

Photo may be used in the Ontario Bee Journal and displayed at 2015 Royal Winter Fair.


Bees & Keepers - Photographs of humans (novice or professional beekeepers, adults, children, general public) either interacting with bees and/or their hives, or featuring beekeeping equipment.

Bee Products - Photographs of honey, bees wax, pollen, propolis, royal jelly or any other saleable product from bees.

Out of the Hive - Photographs of bees that are in a unique or scenic setting, feature other insects or animals, and do not meet the specific criteria for the first two categories. (Photos entered in this category cannot include people).

Contest Rules:

  • Photographs will NOT be returned and all entries become the property of the OBA to be used and reproduces at the discretion of the OBA. Whenever possible, credit will be given to the photographer if used).
  • Entries must be 5" X 7" color or black-and-white prints, or digital pictures will be accepted in jpg format (300 dpi colour or 150 dpi black-and-white). Entries must be submitted in the name of the person that took the photograph.
  • Only two entries per person per category will be permitted.
  • Entries should not be mounted on cardboard or cardstock.
  • Only photographs that have been taken with the past five years may be entered. 


Print Photo: Write the following information on a 3" x 5" index card or similar size piece of paper and attach it to the back of the photograph. (Please do not write directly on the back of the photograph).

Digital Photos: Include the following information in the body of your email with Photo Contest and title of your photo included in your subject line. (Each digital entry requires its own individual email).

Information Required:

  • Title of Photo
  • Category into which the photo is being entered
  • Photographers's Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Approximate location / date of photo

Entries should be e-mailed to:

2014 Ontario Beekeepers' Association Photo Contest
8560 Tremaine Road, Box 476
Milton, ON
L9T 4Z1

Photo above by: Sarah Dykeman