International Carnivorous Plant Society

ICPS Photo Contest 2020

Enter your photos for a chance to WIN one of three 1-year ICPS memberships!

The ICPS is having a photo contest to celebrate the Conference 2020 in Himeji, Japan. The contest is open to ICPS members and fans of the ICPS on Facebook.


  • Portraits of Carnivorous Plants (a single plant or collection)
  • Carnivorous Plants in the Wild (photos taken of plants in their natural habitat)
  • People and Plants (Wacky or serious photo of carnivorous plants and the people who love them)

Contest Rules:

  • Entry Deadline: All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2020. Entries are pre-judged before the ICPS conference and presented in a slide show at the banquet. The entry deadline is not flexible, so please plan ahead.
  • Photos are judged based on three criteria:
    • Color, Lighting, Exposure and Focus
    • Creativity
    • Inspirational Power
  • You do not need to be present at the conference to win.
  • Contest open to ICPS member photographers and fans of our Facebook pages only! You must take your own photos to enter. No 2nd party non-member photos please.
  • AMATEUR photographers only (a professional photographer is defined as making 40% or more of their annual salary from selling photos).
  • Entries must be sent through email as jpegs. Sending photos individually is fine. A return email will be sent to confirm receipt of the photos sent via email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, I did not receive the photos.
  • No more than 5 entries per individual.
  • Photographer grants ICPS permission to use the photos in any ICPS publication, including the ICPS web site, education infographics and educational books. All other rights retained by Photographer.
  • Please clean up your photo entries if scanned. No modifications will be made to photos for judging once received.
  • Please save your photo file with your name and photo number - example kenny.coogan.1.jpg, kenny.coogan.2jpg, etc. This will assist us with filing photos and identifying species for future use in our publications.

All entries must be accompanied by:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Category of each entry
  • Species / hybrid
  • File name and short description
    • Kenny.coogan.1.jpg – Nepenthes sanguinea - Profile
    • Kenny.coogan.2.jpg – Drosera capensis – Carnivorous Plants in the wild


E-mail Entries to:

Kenny Coogan
Education Director, ICPS