Get your cameras ready and join in the fun. It’s time to “click-click” for Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s annual photo contest. This contest is open to all amateur photographers with the exception of Harris County Precinct 4 employees..

Open to all amateur photographers, excluding Harris County Precinct 4 employees.


Photos taken May 1, 2017 through April 29, 2018 within Jones Park’s boundaries.

Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than Thursday, April 25 or hand-delivered to Jones Park by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

Ribbons will be presented for the best entries on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m.

Rules & Guidelines

Only one photo per category, per contestant. Color or black-and-white prints (no slides) must be submitted in one of the following sizes:
5” x 7,” 8” x 10,” or 8” x 12”. Photos must be displayed on a mounting board or matted at least one size larger than the print.

The back of each photograph must be labeled with the photographer’s name, phone number, address, division, category, and location in the park where the photo was taken.

Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of the photo(s). 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
July 1 through August 26.

Click here for the contest rules and regulations (PDF).



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

Scenic Shots

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


Plants/Wildflowers have blooms and vegetation perfect for up close or wide angle shots.

People in the Park

People in the Park are easiest to find at one of the many special events held

Contest Winners

Upcoming Park Events