Event Information


Dates: March 22 to April 7

Location: Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr.

Details: We are looking for photos that are outside of the box this year, creative and depict a good representation of the City of Tyler. The contest entries will be displayed during the 60th Annual Azalea Trails. Begin taking photos of your “Family and Friends enjoying a Recreation Event (sports, games, etc.), Historic Tyler, Abstract Tyler, Macro Tyler, Family Time (shows action and not just a portrait), Flora and Fauna in Tyler, Outdoor Events in Tyler and new this year “Aerial, Architectural and Nighttime.” There are age categories for youth and adult, both amateur and professional. 

Registration forms are available here, or they can be picked up at 2000 W. Front St. in the Parks and Recreation office. All entries must be turned in between March 4-8 and 11 by 5 p.m. Ribbons and prizes will be given to the Best of Show, First, Second and Third place in each of the categories mentioned.

Cost: $3 per entry and the show is free to the public

Contact: Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager, at (903) 531-1214


There are 12 categories in this year's contest. Each photographer is limited to no more than 2 pictures per category. Please make sure to note the location of each photograph!

1. Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreation Event

2. Wildlife in Tyler

3. Family Time in Tyler

4. Outdoor Events in Tyler

5. Historic Tyler

6. Abstract Tyler

7. Macro Tyler

8. Birds in Tyler

9. Flora and Fauna

10. Aerial

11. Architectural 

12. Nighttime