Selby Gardens' VIRTUAL 43rd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition

We are excited to celebrate Selby Gardens with our VIRTUAL 43rd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition, hosted in partnership with the Observer Media Group!


A – Living Art - Express your creativity and artfully interpret nature through the play of light, color, and composition.
B – Make a Splash
- Showcase the scenic beauty of the aquatic environments at our two bayfront sanctuaries.
C – Plant Portraits
- Capture the character of the plants that are the real stars of the show at Selby Gardens.
D – The Birds and the Bees
- Highlight the wonderful wildlife at the Downtown Sarasota and Historic Spanish Point campuses.
E – Black + White
- Convey the beauty of nature through the elegance of black and white photography.


SUBMISSION: Online submissions accepted August 7 – 14, 2023


EXHIBITION: August 29 – September 30, 2023


  • Photographs must follow the theme of one of the five categories above; be original; be taken within the past year on the grounds of Selby Gardens (either Downtown Sarasota campus or Historic Spanish Point campus); and be owned by the entrant.
  • Photos must be submitted digitally; in-person submissions will not be accepted.
  • Entry is open to anyone, including Selby Gardens volunteers; however, photos taken in the capacity of volunteer service and therefore owned by Selby Gardens may not be submitted.
  • Entered photographs should not have been previously published for monetary compensation.
  • No watermarks, words, or graphics may be placed on images.
  • Basic photographic software editing (such as cropping and basic adjustments) is permitted; however, no special effects or heavy editing (adding or removing objects, for example) may be applied to any photograph entry.
  • Photos with faces of people that are clearly visible will not be accepted.
  • Entry fee must accompany submission:
    • Selby Gardens Members: First entry $30, $10 for each additional (up to three entries total)
    • Non-members: First entry $45, $15 for each additional (up to three entries total)
  • Maximum of three entries per person.
  • Any photograph not accompanied by its proper entry form and fee will not be considered for the exhibition.
  • All entries are subject to acceptance for exhibition. Juried awards are final and not negotiable. All accepted entries and winners will subsequently be posted to and
  • Photos accepted from 10 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, through 12 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023


  1. Register and pay entry fees
  2. Upon payment, submit your photos by category (up to three submissions per user)
  3. Edit or update your entries in your profile through 12 p.m. on August 14, 2023
  4. Photos will be reviewed to ensure accordance with entry rules and eligibility
  5. Winners will be selected by a jury and announced on August 29, 2023, on and

For help with the registration process, view the video below or use the step by step registration guide HERE.