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Announcing the May, 2018 Calflora Photo Contest.

Please add your observations with photos for our 4th annual May photo contest! To enter, simply add an observation with one or more photos of a wild California plant, and with an observation date between May 1 and May 31, 2018. The top 3 winners will receive fame and glory on the Calflora News page and on our Facebook page.


How to contribute an observation with photos using Plant Observation Entry:

1. Register as a contributor.
2. Add an observation with one or more photos attached. Use the Plant Observation Entry application (POE) to add your photo(s), the plant name, and the location.
Here are specific instructions for adding a record.

If your photo is already on the web, you can simply paste in the URL. If your photo is on your computer, you can upload it.

Make sure to publish your observation record, so that others can see it. Set Access by others to published.

The Method for Choosing the Best Photos:

"Like" your Favorite Photos!

From this Observation Hotline Search, click on the photo. On the DETAIL page that opens for that observation, click Like.

The photos with the most likes as of 5PM PST Saturday, June 2 will be the winners.

Here are the the photos that have been liked so far.


In previous years, we have enlisted the aid of volunteer judges to decide which are the best photos. This year, we are asking all Calflora users to vote for their favorites.

The Observation Detail page has a new Like mechanism. When you are on the detail page for a plant observation, and the observation has attached photos, a Like button appears under each photo. A count of how many different people have liked the photo appears next to the Like button.

You can see thumbnails of the photos submitted during May by looking at this Observation Hotline Search. When you see a good one, click on the photo. On the DETAIL page that opens, click the Like button under your favorite photos.

If you entered the contest by contributing observations with photos, you can (and should!) vote for your own photos.