Announcing the 2017 National Gardening Association Photo Contest!

By dave
November 2, 2017

Submit your favorite photos from your collection, and the members of the site will then vote for their favorites. The winning photos from each category will be pitted against each other in one final, epic vote to determine the ultimate Best of Show winners.

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Nov 5, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Cleveland, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Do I enter only 5 photos total or can I enter 5 photos in each category?
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Nov 5, 2017 7:23 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
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5 photos in each category.
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Nov 11, 2017 5:57 PM CST
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Region: Australia Bookworm Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
first post on the forum, hopefully o.k. to add to this page.

Hadn't noticed if the contest is open to subscribers from other countries?

Thanks,
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
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Nov 11, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
It's definitely okay to add to this page, and subscribers from other countries are welcome to enter the contest. If you win a prize gift certificate, however, you probably won't be able to use it.
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Nov 18, 2017 12:56 AM CST
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Region: Australia Bookworm Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
...oh and another. Since I'm finding my way around the forums and noticing some threads are specific to photography only during a given month; it made me think to ask..........

Relating to the competition photo entries; "from your photo collection". I'm assuming that entries can be from any year? Providing obviously they've not been submitted in previous NGA Photo contests.

Just needed to clarify.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
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Nov 18, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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You've got it right, Carole. Smiling
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Nov 20, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
What is the deadline for submissions? I see that judging starts on 11/24 but I can't find where it says the deadline. TIA!
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Nov 20, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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You can submit photos all the way up until voting/judging starts.
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Nov 20, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
TYVM! Is that at 12:01 Wed., or some time later in the day?

And if I can't remember if I've submitted a particular photo before, will the system "know" and alert me?
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Nov 20, 2017 11:15 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
The system will not know. You need to be mindful of the photos that you post.

Judging begins November 24th. All times are in UTC. That means judging begins 6:00pm Central time on November 23rd.
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Nov 20, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
OK, thanks! I don't think I have time to get into it this time, but I'll be voting! Have an awesome week & thanks so much for your efforts in administering such a fun activity!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try! Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
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Nov 20, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Photos submitted must be your own creation without significant digital alteration

What is considered "significant digital alteration"?

I don't use Photoshop, but frequently create a "pseudo HDR" from one jpg, or true HDRI (high dynamic range image) from 3 combined jpgs.
Also am shooting more RAW images.

Is that allowed as long as it's just to bring out hidden details?
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Nov 20, 2017 12:27 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
What you described doesn't sound like significant alteration to me. Thumbs up
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Nov 20, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You!
Looking forward to seeing all the pics from others, too. Thumbs up

BTW, does the photo have to be from 2017, or can it be any photo we've taken over the years?
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Nov 20, 2017 6:12 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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EscondidoCal said: Thank You!
Looking forward to seeing all the pics from others, too. Thumbs up



Me too!
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Nov 20, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
It does not have to be from 2017. It can be from any year, as long as it hasn't been entered in an earlier photo contest on this site.
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Nov 20, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
How is the voting done?
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Nov 20, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
You'll see when it starts Smiling
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Nov 21, 2017 3:34 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
What are the maximum dimensions & file size that are acceptable?
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Nov 21, 2017 8:12 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
No maximum but the images will be resized down to 1000 pixels max.

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