zuzu said:It will be announced soon and it will start at the usual time (early November).
Calif_Sue said:As long as you have not entered them in any past contests, it does not matter when they were taken.
" Photos submitted must be your own creation without significant digital alteration, and must not have been submitted to previous Garden.org photo contests."
Many upload smaller sizes, (not sure where "survey cover" is, I just checked several past contests and don't see anything mention about size limit). If your upload time is too long, feel free to downsize them.