NeighborWoods® Photo Contest

Eiffel tower reflection in camera lenses
Grab your camera and document urban forestry volunteers in action during National NeighborWoods® Month. Send us your most dramatic, artistic, and heartfelt photographs that capture the NeighborWoods® spirit of volunteerism and post on Facebook or Twitter.

Prize: A Corona Cares Tool Grant of $1,000 worth of tools

Timeframe: October 1 to November 14, 2014

In addition to the prize, the winning photo will be featured on our websites and on future ACTrees and NeighborWoods® promotional materials. Photos can be landscape or profile, action or portrait, individual or group, etc. Before submitting, please be sure to read the contest guidelines. We welcome all entries, but are especially eager to see photos depicting subjects like:

  • The spirit of volunteerism
  • Tree planting, mulching, or pruning in action
  • Use of National NeighborWoods® Month materials
  • Family & Youth
  • Multi-generational
  • Trees in neighborhood/residential landscapes
  • Don’t forget to capture those smiling faces

How To Submit Your Pictures

Submit your pictures by November 14, 2014 in one the following ways:

1. Facebook
Post your photos on Facebook using #NeighborWoods and tagging Alliance for Community Trees.

2. Twitter
Post your photos on Twitter using #NeighborWoods and mentioning @alliance4trees.
IE: 30 volunteers planted trees at (location) for #NeighborWoods @alliance4trees

3. Email
Send your photos to with the subject line: “NeighborWoods Photo Contest.”

4. Snail Mail
Mail your photos to the ACTrees office. Eligible entries must be postmarked by November 14, 2014.
Alliance for Community Trees
6856 Eastern Avenue NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20012

You may submit as many photos as you want—in fact, send a bunch! Just make sure to include:

  • Your high resolution image, preferably in color, in JPEG or TIFF format
  • Your full name(s) and name of your organization
  • Organization address, email, and phone number
  • Caption or picture subject/title
  • A one-sentence description of the moment and event presented in the picture
  • How your picture features NeighborWoods® (if not immediately evident)
  • Social media entries will be messaged for the information above

Please note that by submitting a photo, you agree to allow ACTrees to use that photo on its website and for future communications and presentation purposes. Read all the Photo Contest Rules here.

Past Winners: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009