The conservation conference will include botanical art and photography showcasing the beauty of our native plants – and the incredible artists who capture it! THANK YOU to all the amazing artists and photographers who contributed to the show!
Botanic Art Contest & Show
Come see original artwork that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of California flora. The botanical art show, selected by a jury from contest submissions, will be on display for the duration of the conference. Winners of the contest receive cash prizes and publication in the CNPS journal, Fremontia.
Photography Contest & Show
Photographs featuring plants from the California Floristic Province will be on display to promote appreciation of our native plants! Selected from contest submissions, the show will be on display for the duration of the conference. Winners of the contest receive cash prizes and publication in the CNPS journal, Fremontia. Get a sneak peek of the photo show now on the CNPS Facebook page!
Botanical Tattoo Contest
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: January 1, 2018
New this year! Do you have a California native plant tattoo? Enter the Botanical Tattoo Contest! It’s easy – just upload a photo and some brief information to enter.
Winners will be announced at the conference on Thursday, February 1, at 8:30 PM. Conference attendees can come see cool native plant tattoos or show off their own artwork!
We will display some of the photos and tattoo stories submitted in advance. Contest participants may be invited to speak on stage about their tattoo. A small team of judges will award fun prizes for categories such as “most creative” and “most botanically accurate” tattoo. Anyone can enter the contest, but winners must be present at the conference to receive prizes.
2015 Contest Winners