CALLING ALL AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS! Get ready to capture the natural beauty within Jones Park! Whether you visit the park regularly with your family or for the various festivals throughout the year, there are countless opportunities to snap a winning image.


WHO: Amateur photographers, excluding Harris County Precinct 4 employees, are invited to participate.

PRINTS: Limited to one photo submission per category, per contestant. Color or black and white prints (no slides) must be submitted in one of the following sizes: 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches, or 8.5 x 11 inches. Photos must be displayed on a mounting board, cardstock, or matted at least one inch larger than the print. The back of each photo must be labeled with the photographer’s name, phone number, address, division, category, and where the photo was taken within Jones Park.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Limited to one photo submission per contestant. Photos submitted for the PCA must be emailed to as a JPEG or PNG. The email must include the photographer’s name, phone number, division, category, and where the photo was taken within Jones Park. One print photo may be resubmitted in digital format for the PCA.

PHOTO RETURN: Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of photos. Printed entries will be on display until June 30, then returned by mail. Entries received without a return envelope may be picked up in person at the Nature Center from July 1 through August 27.


CLICK: Photos taken May 1, 2020 – April 26, 2021 within Jones Park’s boundaries.

SEND: Printed submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, April 22, or hand- delivered to Jones Park by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26. Digital submissions for PCA must be emailed to by Monday, April 26.

WIN: Ribbons will be presented for the best entries in each division during an awards presentation Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m.


ADULT: Ages 16 and older
JUNIOR: Ages 15 and younger


1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place will be awarded in each age division for every category. People’s choice award (PCA)is a separate award for digital submissions in any category or division that is selected by popular vote online.


Vote for your favorite image visiting our Voting Page. Voting will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, and close at 3 p.m. Friday, April 30.


For any questions regarding the contest, rules, or prizes, please call Jones Park at 281-446-8588.



Wildlife in the park is abundant! With patience and a bit of luck, you can snap the perfect shot.

Scenic Landscapes

Scenic landscapes can be found all over the park—along the trails, at the creek, or in the Nature Center.


Plants and wildlife in Jones Park span 300 species with blooms and silhouettes perfect for macro or wide-angle shots.

People in the Park

People in the park are easiest to find at one of our many special events held throughout the year.

Contest Winners