Edith J. Carrier Monthly Photo Contest

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Enter our Monthly Photography Contest – here's how!

Submit via


Facebook private message (include name, email address and phone number).

Click here to enter via Facebook.



Midnight on the last day of each month.



Submit up to three images taken at the arboretum during the current month, depicting plant life, wildlife or landscapes. Full/high resolution preferred.



Takes place on the Arboretum Facebook page. Monthly winners are determined by a combination of popular vote and arboretum committee input.


Photographer will retain copyrights; however, the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum reserves the right to publish any entry, both online and in print, for promotional purposes. The Arboretum assumes no responsibility for submissions. Selected images are used on a non-exclusive basis. You may be required to sign a release form if photographs contain recognizable people.

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Directions to the EJC Arboretum
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University
(540) 568-3194
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807