International Carnivorous Plant Society

Photo Contest Rules

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


  • 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 12, 2024. Entries are judged before the World Carnivorous Plant Day (WCPD). Entries will be presented in a slide show on WCPD 2024 - May 1. 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
  • Contest open to ICPS member photographers and fans of our ICPS 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, we 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.2.jpg, etc. This will assist us with filing photos and identifying species for future use in our publications.

All entries must be accompanied by:

In the body of the email:

  • Name
  • Email
  • City and Country
  • List of all photos with category of each entry and species / hybrid of each entry
    • Examples:
      Kenny.coogan.1.jpg – Nepenthes sanguinea - Profile
      Kenny.coogan.2.jpg – Drosera capensis – Carnivorous Plants in the wild

Mail Entries to:

Kenny Coogan  
Education Director, ICPS


Pinguicula arvetii (blue and white flowers), Chambéry, France. Photo by Aymeric Roccia.

Sarracenia leucophylla x willisii. Photo by Robert Little.