• This photo contest is open to individuals over the age of 18.
  • Submitted photos with stories must be the sole property of individuals entering the contest.

Contest Dates

January 22nd-February 9th submissions will be accepted. February 10th they will be posted on Facebook. February 21st the winners will be announced. 

Entry Guidelines

Judging & Awards

Several prizes are available and will be awarded based on the following criteria: The First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded to the entries in the Facebook album with the highest Facebook engagement scores.  


  • First Place Prize: One free class registration up to $50. (Expires December 2024)
  • Second Place Prize: Free Arboretum t-shirt of your choosing
  • Third Place Prize: $10 gift certificate to the Treehouse Gift Shop

Notification of Winners

Winners will be announced on Facebook on February 14, 2024. If a winner does not respond to notification of the win within 14 days, the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen, based on the established judging criteria.

Conditions of Participation

Use of Submissions

By entering this competition, you agree that Yakima Area Arboretum retains the right to unlimited use of the submitted photographs and stories for publicity and promotion, without compensation. As a condition of participation, you waive any claim of infringement against the Yakima Area Arboretum based upon use of the submitted photograph and story, and agree to hold harmless Yakima Area Arboretum from any claims or expenses arising as a result of any allegation that you did not own or were not authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the photograph. Contest is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations.