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South Burlington, Vermont (May 21, 2007) - Attention shutterbugs: It's time to bring out your great images of kids in gardens and share them with the world! The National Gardening Association (NGA) has revived its popular photo contest for folks who garden with kids at home, at school, and in the community, and is looking for colorful shots of children and teens engaged with gardens, plants, and nature.
There are two contest categories: one for photos taken in the home garden, and another for those taken in school or community gardens. A first-, second-, and third-place prize will be awarded in each category. These prizes will consisting of gift certificates to NGA's Gardening with Kids catalog (first prize: a $250 certificate; second prize: a $100 certificate; third prize: a $50 certificate.) The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2007. Winning photos and runners-up will be displayed in an online gallery. For full contest rules and guidelines, please visit www.kidsgardening.org.
NGA uses photos submitted to the contest to illustrate its award-winning Web sites, books, the Gardening with Kids catalog, and other print publications.
Founded in 1972, the National Gardening Association is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education, respected for its award-winning Web sites and newsletters, grants and curricula for youth gardens, and research for the lawn and garden industry. NGA's mission is to advance the personal, community, and educational benefits of gardening by supporting gardeners and teachers with information and resources. To learn more, please visit www.garden.org.