The 2021 Photo Contest is open

It's that time of year again. Our much-anticipated Photo Contest is open for entries. It is the highlight of our year and our members save their best images in special folders, just waiting for this contest to open. Entries come from around the world and so do many of our winners. We gather across this virtual garden fence with friends from many different countries and share the images of our gardens and where we call home. It is a one-of-a-kind contest with the membership as the judges. That's right. Even if you don't feel that your photography is up to the test, you can still participate by being a judge.

Cameras and calendars

Winners are featured on the 2022 DG calendar

This contest is special, because winners are featured on the 2022 DG Calendar and every winner receives one. There is also a special link after the contest, so that you can purchase one for yourself, or as gifts, so stay tuned. Winners also receive a one year paid subscription to the premium area of the community. Second and third place winners also receive six months and three months, respectively.

Entries are open until October 15th

You'll need to be a registered member and logged in to upload your photos, so let us know if you need help with any of that. We'll be happy to assist you. Entries are open from now, until October 15th and here's the link to enter. Then all of the images will be revealed and you'll be able to vote on your favorites. You'll be able to upload up to two images in each of the nineteen categories. The image that receives the most votes overall will be the cover image of the 2022 DG Calendar.

Take a look at some of our past winners

To get you in the mood and show off some of our amazing talent at DG, here's some images that have won over the past few years. We've posted the category and credited the photographer above each one. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the show and we hope you gather your own images together and enter for yourself. There are usually hundreds of images entered and we're so proud of each and every one. Here's the link to enter, so you have nothing to lose by trying. Good luck to everyone!

Water Features Winner by BeaHive


Domestic Pets Winner by haighr

kittens in flowerpot

Sunrises, Sunsets and Moonscapes by Earthsista

sunset over water

Butterflies, Caterpillars and Moths by NStewart10

butterfly on zinnia

Roses by PNW_D

peach roses