Yes everyone, it is that time again. Our long-running Photo Contest is open and accepting entries. DG members from around the world wait for this time of year and are dusting off their best images that they have saved since the last contest. It is one of our most anticipated events of the year and has always been a wonderful finish to the season. There are often hundreds of images entered and all are worthy of the highest praise.

This is the 18th edition to one of the longest-running photo contests on the web and we have had the pleasure of seeing images submitted from around the world. We often have winners and runners-up originating in a number of countries. We have some extremely skilled photographers and are so proud of their talent. This is our way of giving them a place to shine while having some fun with a friendly contest all the same.

This link will take you to the contest page where you can enter. You will need to be logged in, so let us know if you need help with that. If you are reading this and have never joined DG, you will need to register, but it is free and we never sell or share your information with anyone.

Anyone can enter and the whole community are the judges. We do not use professional judges, we want the winners to be the ones that you, the community feel are best. This way, even if you don't feel that you can enter an image, you can still be a part of the contest by helping choose the winners. The image with the most votes overall is the one we use for the cover, so that is our way of recognizing the Best of Show.

Once the contest closes on November 1st, all of the images entered will become visible and the community will have until the 16th to vote. This gives everyone a chance to take their time and enjoy the entries.

Winners will receive a 1 year subscription to DG and a 2019 calendar that we create from the winning images. The calendars will be available for purchase on Zazzle for anyone who wants to do so. They make excellent gifts for friends, family and co-workers.

Here are a few winning images from past contests. We hope that they will inspire you to enter or simply enjoy the show.


Mike_Warren, photographer


Sgitlin, Photographer


Oxdriftgardener, photographer


PattiT, photographer