Calling all amateur photographers to participate in this annual event. Get your cameras and mobile devices ready to capture the natural beauty within Jones Park! Whether you visit the park regularly with your family or for the various festivals throughout the year, there are countless opportunities to snap a winning image.

Details

Who: Amateur photographers, excluding Harris County Precinct 4 employees, are invited to participate.

Prints: Limited to one photo submission per category, per contestant. Color or black and white prints (no slides) must be submitted in one of the following sizes: 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches, or 8 x 12 inches. Photos must be displayed on a mounting board or matted at least one size larger than the print. The back of each photo must be labeled with the photographer’s name, phone number, address, division, category, and where the photo was taken within Jones Park.

People’s choice award: Photos submitted for the PCA must be emailed to jjp@hcp4.net as a JPEG or PNG and include the photographer’s name, phone number, address, division, category, and where the photo was taken within Jones Park. Print photos for other categories may be resubmitted in digital format for the PCA.

Photo Return: Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of photos. Printed entries will be on display until June 30, then returned by mail. Entries received without a return envelope may be picked up in person at the Nature Center from July 1 through August 26.

Dates

Photos taken April 30, 2018 – May 1, 2019 within Jones Park’s boundaries.

Printed submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, April 25, or hand delivered to Jones Park by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Digital submissions for PCA must be emailed to jjp@hcp4.net by Wednesday, May 1.

Ribbons will be presented for the best entries in each division during an awards presentation Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m.

Divisions

Adult: Ages 16 and older
Junior: Ages 15 and younger

Awards

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place will be awarded in each age division for every category. People’s choice award (PCA) is a separate award for digital submissions in any category or division that is selected by popular vote online.

Vote

People’s choice award: Voting will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 2, and close at 4 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Contact

For any questions regarding the contest, rules, or prizes, please call Jones Park at 281-446-8588.

Categories

Wildlife

Wildlife in the park is abundant! With patience and a bit of luck, you can snap the perfect shot.

Scenic Landscapes

Scenic landscapes can be found all over the park—along the trails, at the creek, or in the Nature Center.

Plants/Wildflowers

Plants and wildlife in Jones Park span 300 species with blooms and silhouettes perfect for macro or wide-angle shots.

People in the Park

People in the park are easiest to find at one of our many special events held throughout the year.

Mobile Device

Mobile device images are in the palm of your hand using any mobile phone or tablet to capture moments in the park—no fancy equipment needed.

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