2019 Photo Contest

Due to the success of our Photo Calendar Contest last year, we’re going to give it another go this year!

We had some great entries last year, and hope to do even better this year. Get those cameras out early and get snapping! This year’s deadline will be August 30, 2019, so that we can have calendars available for sale at the Cain foray in September.

We ask that you submit your photographs as digital JPEG files (most common file types used by digital cameras), in as high a resolution as you can provide. Also, the preferable format for photos is “landscape”, or widescreen format, commonly used in most calendars.

Entries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MST Photo Calendar Contest Rules

  1. Contest is open to all MST members in good standing. MST Directors and Contest judges are not eligible to enter competition.
  2. Photos of any and all species of the kingdom Fungi are acceptable for submission.
  3. There is a limit of three entries per member; a separate email shall be sent for each entry.
  4. All entries shall be accompanied by name and contact information of the photographer. (Include location and identification if available).
  5. Photographs shall be submitted in digital JPEG format, with higher resolutions more desirable, as well as “landscape” format to fit the layout.
  6. Electronic filename of each photo shall be in the following format: Name of submitter-Species name.jpg (For example: John Smith-Boletus edulis.jpg). Species name is optional, if not known.
  7. Submissions shall be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  8. Submitter verifies they are the true original owner of any photos submitted and shall be given credit for the entry, and all photographs submitted shall remain property of the original owner.
  9. MST shall be granted the right to use and publish photos in calendar or other format, promotional material, website, etc.
  10. No fees or royalties shall be paid for submissions. At least twelve winning photographs shall be selected, and each winning member shall receive a free copy of calendar.
  11. All decisions of the judging panel are final.
  12. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these competition rules and regulations.
  13. Deadline for all photo submissions is 11:59 pm, Friday, August 30, 2019.

MST 2019 Calendar Available

Congratulations to our 2018 Photo Contest winners!

Thanks to all the members that submitted a fungi photo to our first-ever photo calendar contest. We received some fabulous submissions, and our panel of judges were able to select the chosen few to be featured in the final project.

The 2019 calendars will be available for sale for $10 at the next MST meetings, as well as at the fall dinner at Piatto restaurant. If you are not able to attend these events and would like to purchase a calendar, please contact Roman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winners are entitled to receive a free copy of the calendar. 

2019 Calendar Contest Winners

  • Alexander Ostrouchov
  • Eric Merwart
  • Evan Lewis
  • Giancarlo Zoccoletto
  • Joel Smith
  • Michael Brown
  • Nathaniel Russell
  • Sheryl McKee
  • Tony Vilone
  • Viki Mather
  • Walt Sturgeon
  • Wayne Humphries

2018 Fall Dinner November 26th

We are very pleased to announce that our Fall Mushroom Dinner will be held on Monday, November 26th at our favourite Piatto Restaurant.

Please join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fine dining!

Seating is limited to 75 persons - it's always a sell-out so reserve early.

The price is $65 per person. Please pay online at http://www.myctor.org/events/dinner.

For further information please contact Joanne Hamblin, MST President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Intro to Field ID Course room change

Due to unanticipated demand we've switched from Studio 2 (upstairs) to the Garden Hall (downstairs) at the TBG. With the larger room there's now no cap on attendance.