San Diego Floral Association
in collaboration with MOPA


The online entry window opens February 1, 2023 12:00 noon (PST), and closes March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm (PDT). No early or late submissions will be considered.

Maximum file size: 5 MB
If we need a larger file size, we will email you.

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Entry Fee

$15 per entry, payable at the time of entry.

Entry fees from this Contest will support the mission and educational and outreach programs of the San Diego Floral Association, a non-profit organization 501(c)3 (Tax ID #95-0647745).

How to Enter

Only online entries will be considered.
Photographers may submit up to three(3) entries. NOTE: Each photograph must be entered with a separate Entry Fee and accompanied by a separate Entry Form.

1. START at the San Diego Floral Association Photo Contest 2023 Payment Page to pay the $15 Entry Fee.

2. NEXT, after payment is made, navigate to and complete the online Entry Form and upload your photograph.
Contestants may submit up to three (3) photographs.
Repeat this two-step process for each additional entry.
All photos must have complete information attached:

  • Photographer’s name
  • Contact information: email, phone and mailing address
  • Title of photograph
  • Location where the photo was taken

Incomplete information will disqualify your entry.

Technical specifications and requirements

  • Only digitally uploaded images may be entered.
  • Acceptable formats for photographs: jpg (jpeg) or png
  • Photos must be print ready at 300dpi.
  • Maximum file size: 5 MB
    If we need a larger file size, we will email you.

  • Photos should be vertical (“portrait”) in orientation and at least 12 inches in height (3600 pixels). The winning photo will be trimmed to an 8.5” wide x 11” high format with a full bleed. The final cover placement of the winning photo is at the discretion of the Executive Editor/Creative Director of California Garden.
  • Color (RGB, sRGB, CMYK) or black and white. RGB/sRGB will be converted to 4-color CMYK for printing.
  • Photos containing date/time stamps, watermarks or other superimposed logos will be disqualified.

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Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.