Site Talk forum: The 2016 National Gardening Association Photo Contest

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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Nov 2, 2016 2:25 PM CST Admin

It's time for the annual photo contest! You've been saving your best photos from this year for this event, and now it's time!

The photo contest begins now, and you have until the evening of November 24th to enter your photos. There are 17 categories and you can submit up to 5 photos per category. Complete details and rules are available on the photo contest page.

I am please to announce that this year's sponsor of the contest is our very good friends at Gardener's Supply, a 100% employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its innovative gardening products, online gardening content and progressive management style. Gardener's Supply is also a Certified B Corporation and donates 8-percent of its profits to charity. They are providing a total of $500 worth of gift certificates to be given out to the top 3 winners!!

To read more, visit our contest page at:

I can't wait to see the beautiful photos that will be entered. Good luck to all photographers!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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Nov 2, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Thank you for posting this! It sounds like fun and I'll have to see if I have anything worthy of an entry.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Nov 2, 2016 4:22 PM CST
I love Gardeners Supply! ... and I also can't wait to see the photos Smiling
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Nov 2, 2016 8:11 PM CST
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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Nov 2, 2016 11:39 PM CST
@dave - I tried to answer this for myself by looking at the pictures from 2014 and 2015. Didn't work. Maybe you've started a new category or maybe I didn't go back far enough in history. What might fall under the last (but of course not least) category - - Miscellaneous/Other ???
I don't have a camera other than the one on my phone so I'm just being nosy curious, not trying to go for a win.
BTW - there were a lot of beautiful photographs in 2014 and 2015. Wow!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Nov 3, 2016 12:04 AM CST

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It is a new category and it's for photos that don't fit into any of the other categories. Some people might like to take pictures of mushrooms or other fungi, for example, but these are not plants, so they don't fit into any other category. It's also a good category for something that doesn't fit into the "Wildlife and plants" category because there are no plants in the photo. If you have a photo of a fox running down the street, for instance, or a lizard on a rock, with no plants in sight, you could submit that photo in the Miscellaneous category.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Nov 3, 2016 2:45 PM CST
@zuzu - you made me grin with a couple of your examples. Like 'a fox running down the street' - recently in one of my neighborhood groups someone posted a picture of a coyote trotting down a city sidewalk. Not jaywalking. Not trespassing on anyone's yard. Just staying on the sidewalk like a good citizen would.
The 'lizard on a rock' made me have a flashback to the days when I lived on an island. One morning after a very late night, I got up to make coffee. And right as I was about to switch on the light I saw an ex-lizard, back end and tail hanging there. Apparently on its way to find a place to rest he stuck his head in the wrong place and got fried. That is an image that I doubt if I'll ever forget.

Thanks for your reply.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
Nov 7, 2016 8:01 AM CST
This sounds like fun! I enjoy taking pictures of flowers and even lizards..... lol hopefully I have some that are good enough to enter.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Nov 7, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Wonderful. I look forward to the contest every year.

Good luck to all who enter.

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