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. Check out our Digital Photography Contest, as well as our Middle/High School Photography Contest.
2020 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.
2022 ROSES WALL CALENDAR
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THE CONTEST RULES AS THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES.
Guidelines for 2021 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 prefer not to use roses that have been a large photo in the calendar in the last five years. Here is PDF list of roses published from 2014 through 2020.
Limit of 5 submissions per member.
Digital photography ONLY.
Deadline is June 1, 2021, NO EXCEPTIONS
Email submissions to Beth or you can mail a CD to American Rose Society, ATTN: Editorial, P.O. Box 30000, Shreveport, LA 71130.
DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST
Digital Photography Contest – Updated January 2021
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 5, 2021.
When submitting digital pictures, they must be placed on a CD, DVD or thumb drive in one directory. Make sure they can be read by a Windows compatible computer and are properly packaged for safe delivery. Photos that are in a “program” to be viewed will be disqualified. E-mailed 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 CD/DVD/drive will not be returned and should have the contestant’s name, e-mail and address printed on the CD/DVD/drive.
Any individual that enters this contest gives express permission for the American Rose Society to produce their photographs for educational and/or display purposes with a credit line to the photographer whenever possible. The photographer retains the copyright of the photo. The American Rose Society may use the photograph in any publication or magazine, but will not sell the photograph. Any inquiries about the sale of the photograph will be referred to the photographer.