March 2018

Photography Schedule

Class 1 “The Old Apple Tree”      
an apple tree
Class 2
“Reach for the Sun”    
a sun-loving plant
Class 3 “Along the Shore”        
plant material from local river bank or lake shore
Class 4 Rocks and Roots”
a rock garden
Class 5 Boxed In”
a window box
Class 6 “Dawn”
garden early in the morning
Class 7 “And No Birds Sang”         
songbird(s) in the garden. (This is a reference to Farley Mowat who served in the Prince Edward County Militia.)
Class 8 Gardening Rocks”
a black and white photo of patterns made by rocks and stones
Class 9 “At Home”
your favourite houseplant
Class 10 “Wayside Wonders”
plants growing along the waysides
Class 11 “Garden Bones”
a winter photo of the garden

Photography Notes:

Complete rules for entering photo shows are included in the Monthly Show Book.

The Photo schedule for the Yearly OHA Convention matches our schedule. Please consider entering your photographs in the OHA Convention photography show.

Note: OHA Photo Competition Prints are to be mounted rather than matted. Mount size to be 5×7 inches (outside measurement), prints are to be no larger than 4×6 inches. Photo is to be placed on the mount.


  • Entries are limited to one per exhibitor in each class.
  • All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and must have been taken in Ontario in the last 24 months.
  • Please note that photography classes are the same as those designated for the GardenOntario (Ontario Horticultural Association) Convention.
  • Photographs must be 4″ by 6″ in size, and mounted to 5″ by 7″. Photographs must not be in frames.
  • No name, date or title of any kind is permitted on the front side of the photograph.
  • All photographs should reflect the theme and contain some horticultural material.
  • Digital photographs taken with digital cameras, or still photos taken with a camcorder, may be manipulated (cropped, sharpened, colour adjusted, etc.) by digital means by the photographer.
  • In the event that fewer than three entries are submitted for a class, the prizes will be awarded at the judge’s discretion based on merit.
  • A photograph may be submitted only once in a 24 month period.


  • Judging Scale for photographs:

Horticultural Value            40%

Photographic Value           40%

Appearance & Impact       20%


Please Note:

All show entries — design, horticulture, photography — must be in place in the hall by 7:20 pm, prior to commencement of judging.