Morel Mushroom Hunting Club's 

12th Annual

Mushroom Photo Contest  2012

Deadline: November 30, 2012

     Rules: There is still no entry fee, it is free to enter. However, if you would like to donate, that would be great! You must be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club to enter!

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Limit of 5 images per person. You must submit your mushroom photo before the end of the day on November 30, 2012. Photos will be judged on clarity, color, lighting, composition, and textures. If you have a great photo, but do not have a scanner, you may send them via snail mail to me with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I will scan them for you and return them to you. All photos submitted will be put on display here for the public to view. You must be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club to enter! You must agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

There are Four categories this year!.

1. Morels in their natural surroundings. Example:


2.Mushroom finds with or without a person in the picture. example: (your day's find all laid out on a table), (or Cousin Suzy holding the giant 15" Morel!). Examples:

 3. Mushroom photos other than Morels. Example:

4.Finally, Pre-1980 Photos, even better if very old in Black and White, photos of Morel Finds from the more distant past. Jpg files are preferred. Any size, I will edit it.  (I will pay you for a good photo that is B&W from years past) Example:

I will narrow the finalists down and publish them on a finalists web page. Then you, the public, will vote on your pick of each category. You can vote for your own photograph only once.

Winners will be notified via email. The winning prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize - Most total number of votes, any category. 


Grand Prize Winner includes:

Lifetime Membership to the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club!

The newest DVD from Morel Mushroom Hunting Club 125 Edible Mushrooms, a T-Shirt from the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club , Mesh Bag, a Walking Stick, A copy of Chris and Levena's new cookbook, a copy of Chris' Morel Mushroom Hunting Secrets book, a Christmas Ornament hand-painted by Chris Matherly, a Deer-Antler carved Morel, and a bumper sticker!

(a $425.00 value for Grand Prize Winner!)

Second Place  - Second highest number of votes, any category .

A DVD form Morel Mushroom Hunting Club, A T-Shirt from Morel Mushroom Hunting Club, and a Morel Ornament hand painted by Chris Matherly.

Third Place- Third highest number of votes, any category.

A T-Shirt from Morel Mushroom Hunting Club.


Email Your Entries:

By email, please include the scientific name of the mushroom, and your name and email address as well.

2011 Finalists

2011 Winners

I have decided to omit the names until after the contest is over. You may recognize someone's name and it may influence what you enter. All photos submitted will be posted here, and after the contest is over, I will include the name of the photographer.

Forays (Guided Mushroom Hunts) now available for registration:

Forays Now available for registration: (Complete List)


Summer and Fall Forays:

Just $50 deposit holds your spot! Call me to register- 478 318 2794

Our New Cookbook is now available! Click the above photo for more information and to order!