2012 BSF Bonsai Photo Contest

2012 BSF Bonsai Photo Contest

Bonsai Societies of FloridaPhotograph Contest Rules

We are looking for striking digital images that capture any aspect of the Art of Bonsai. A bonsai tree must be present in the composition of the photograph. Contestants must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife/habitat by the photographer, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.


Each photo must be submitted as a printed photograph (8X10 or 8½ X 11), an electronic hi-res version of the photo as JPG or PDF (submitted via e-mail to ), and the online form accessible at Application. The submission packet should be sent to – BSF Photo Contest, c/o Paul Pikel; 9620 Myrtle Creek Lane; Orlando, FL 32832

BSF reserves the right to upload photos submitted through this contest to its photo gallery website, and/or use in Florida Bonsai Magazine.

Complete rules can be accessed  here Photograph Contest Rules


All entries must be received by May 1, 2012 to be included in the contest. All accepted submissions will be displayed in black frames with a white matte at the 2012 BSF Convention. Winners will be notified prior to the 2012 BSF State Convention and will be recognized during the Annual Dinner on May 27, 2012.

BSF reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


The panel will select one Grand Prize for the 1st place winner to receive a Full 2012 BSF Convention Registration. Additional prizes to be announced at a later time for 2nd and 3rd place photos.

Winning images may be used in both online and print communications from BSF and otherwise used in accordance with these Contest Rules. No other monetary or in-kind awards will be given to any other Contestant.