This year’s theme, The Art of Orchids, is a great reason to have your beautiful orchid photography on display ! 

Again, I am pleased to announce that the photography component of the show this year will be a people’s choice (1st place award includes a cash prize).  The display last year was received positively by many who attended the show.  The judging format for 2019 show will allow our guests to be involved in the exhibit. If possible, please bring photography entries by Friday, March 15 by 4 PM so that they can be displayed throughout the 2019 Show, however, if you cannot deliver them by Friday late afternoon, please bring them any time prior to show opening and we will try to accommodate.  We would love to have many orchid photos to display which will add beauty and color to our new venue.  Speaking of the new venue, some changes are required so please review below carefully even if you have submitted photographs in past years.   

Below is some familiar information regarding the photography that will help you with your submission; Please feel free to contact me with any questions (contact information is at the end of the article);

  1. Photography work should include an orchid.   Black and White or Color.   
  2. The entries are not closed to members or family of members… so if you have a friend/family that loves photography, we would love for them to submit their photography! 


New due to change of event venue –

  1. Photography entries  must be in frames this year.  Please have each entry no larger than total size 8 x 10
  2. Frame should have wire secured on the back of each frame and ready to hang.  There is not table display space this year for non-hanging photographs. 
  3. Max of two entries per member – If you submit more than two, we will attempt to display but we may not have enough area to do so. 


IMPORTANT – All entries must  include on the back of your submission your name, photographer name (if different than submitter frame) and contact phone number. 

I will be setting up the display on Friday prior to the show.  If possible, please deliver your entry (entries) on Thursday.  Your photograph will not need to be registered  Plan to pick-up your art at the close of the Show, Sunday after 4p.m. 

If you have the time, for educational purposes, supply on a separate note card the type of orchid (if known) in the photo, type of photography equipment used (if known), place photo was taken (if known).  Again, please provide a contact name and phone number taped to the back of the artwork. 

A BIG THANKS to all who enter a photograph that will make the exhibit interesting part of the 2019 OSWP show!!! 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.  Lori McDermott / 412.247.0397/lorimcdermott@comcast.net.

2019 OSWP Orchid Show - Photography Exhibit