Calling all photographers: Capture the spirit of Queens Botanical Garden & enter this contest

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Raman Patel

Go where people, plants and cultures meet in Flushing to capture a photograph and enter it into a new contest.

Queens Botanical Garden is sponsoring a 2018 photo competition, where the winning entrant will be awarded with a one-year, family-level membership to the garden, which grants free or discounted access to the garden’s events and programming. Six festival admission tickets to October’s annual Harvest Fest will also be included in the prize pack.

The contest opened on April 1 and will run up until June 30.

Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main St., is positioned on the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and evolved from the five-acre “Gardens on Parade” exhibit showcased at the 1939-40 World’s Fair.

Today, it is a 39-acre community space that features colorful gardens, environmental projects and educational programming.

Professional and amateur photographers are asked to think “flora, fauna, families, fun” when capturing their moments at the garden. Only photos taken and submitted through the online submission portal between April 1 and June 30 will be considered. Entrants must be 18 years old or older and can submit up to three photos for consideration.

The winner will be notified by July 16 and will be announced to the public on the garden’s website and social media accounts shortly thereafter.

For more information on eligibility, contest rules and uploading entries, visit Queens Botanical Garden’s website.