SDES Yearly Photography Contest information

The submission deadline for the 2023 SDES Photography Contest is the second Wednesday in October 2023.

Photo categories galleries are Single Bloom, Multi Bloom and Epi Art. 

Quick look at contest guidelines:

  • Contest categories are Single Bloom, Multi-Bloom and Epi Art.
    • Each category has specific requirements.
  • You must be a member of the San Diego Epiphyllum Society (SDES) or Epiphyllum Society of America (ESA) to participate in the Single Bloom and Multi-Bloom categories.
    • The Epi Art category is open to everyone (members and non-members).
  • There are limits to the number of photographs each photographer may submit in each category.
  • Entries accepted between the 2nd Wednesday in September and the 2nd Wednesday in October.
    • Preferred method of submitting entries is via email to or
  • Photographs are judged are creativity, composition, uniqueness of bloom, and presentation.

Judges will award 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place. They may also award Honorable Mention as they choose.

SDES members will select Peoples Choice so when it comes time to judge the photographs (no later than 21 October) a link will be placed here to make voting easier. Of course you can send your vote via email as soon as the photographs are posted.