There is an art to photographing roses, just as there is to growing them. Each stage of rose growth and photography technique is in a different class. See the documents below to learn more about the art and culture of rose photography. Be sure to check out our Digital Photography Contest!
2022 AMERICAN ROSE
Digital Photography Contest
The winners are in! View the presentation of winners below. First place winners are published in American Rose through out the following year, and will be posted to the website after the Annual is published.
2024 Roses Wall Calendar
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THE CONTEST RULES AS THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES.
Guidelines for 2024 Calendar entries:
Photos must be 13 inches by 11 inches AND at least 300 dpi. (Tip: Set your camera options to the highest resolution and picture size possible.)
Please identify all roses in photo.
The roses must be commercially available. We suggest searching HelpMeFind.com to see if there is a nursery that sells this rose.
If a rose has been featured in a major photo in the last five years, it will most likely not be considered for a major position, but will not be excluded in consideration for a minor position. Here is alpha order list of roses published from 2015 through 2023.
Limited of 5 (five) submissions per member.
Digital photography ONLY.
Camera Users: Set your camera options to the highest resolution and picture size possible.)
Phone camera users: Photos from any 12 megapixel phone sent at largest size should render a photo sufficient to reach the 10x13 and 300 dpi size requirements. iPhones 6s and forward and Samsungs S4 and forward should be able to send in photos that can be considered for the calendar.
Deadline is June 15, 2023
Email submissions One photo per email to Beth Smiley at email@example.com or request a Dropbox invitation or Mail Submissions You may mail a CD or flash drive to American Rose Society, ATTN: Editorial, P.O. Box 30000, Shreveport, LA 71130.
2023 DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST
Digital Photography Contest
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 5, 2023.
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 5, 2023. Entries can be
submitted via Dropbox. The files should be uploaded and the link sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Please make sure if you send the photos via Dropbox
that you include a copy of the entry form.
Send all mailed digital photographs directly to: Pam Powers, 14106 Rock Canyon Dr., Centreville, VA 20121 • Email:email@example.com.
When submitting digital pictures, they must be placed on a Thumb Drive, or via Dropbox (NO CDs ACCEPTED) in one directory. Make sure they can be read by a Windows compatible computer and mailed entries are properly packaged for safe delivery. Photos that are in a “program” to be viewed will be disqualified. Emailed photos will NOT be accepted.
All entries MUST be accompanied by the completed entry form. Entries received
without the completed entry form will be disqualified.
The Thumb Drive will not be returned and should have the contestant’s name, e-mail
and address printed on the drive.
All rights to the submitted photographs are retained by the owners of the photographs.
However, by submitting a photograph to the contest, the exhibitor (1) warrants that he or
she owns the copyright of the submitted photograph and is not legally prohibited from
submitting it to the contest, and (2) agrees to allow the American Rose Society to
publish the photograph in American Rose. Any individual that enters this contest also
gives express permission for the American Rose Society to reproduce their photographs
for educational and/or display purposes with a credit line to the photographer whenever
possible. The American Rose Society may use the photograph in any publication or
magazine but will not sell the photograph. Any inquiries about sale of the photograph
will be referred to the photographer.
Judges judging the photography section of the show and members of their immediate
family should not exhibit except in classes specified for the judges. Under no
circumstances shall any winner from a class for judges or members of their immediate
family be considered for any show award other than an award the Show Committee
may designate for the judges’ class or classes.