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 23, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was getting to the Photo Contest link through the Gardening News page, but now you have to search through "More Gardening News" to even get to this page. Since voting is about to begin is it possible to have a more direct link to the Contest than searching through all these pages? I think lots of people don't even know the contest is going on, and thus are less likely to vote, if it doesn't show up easily on the homepage. Thanks.

And Happy Thanksgiving!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 23, 2017 4:16 PM CST
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Vegetable Grower Lilies Irises Canning and food preservation Daylilies
Cut Flowers Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Seller of Garden Stuff
Hi Leslie,

It's my guess, that with everything else going on right now, that the decision was made that most everyone here knows about the Contest, has entered the Contest, or is already familiar with when the judging begins if they do not or did not enter.

To me, if that happens from year to year, I love my chain link: Thumb of 2017-11-23/TsFlowers/1eea79

Admin, Joshua, helped me to get it set up. I was so happy after having it set up, that I wanted to make a post in the Site Talk forum about it and getting it set it, but . . .

It's not real easy, but not real difficult either, but I can't even remember where the post was that Joshua gave me instructions.

With it, you can quickly access any link you've saved there from whatever page you are currently on. So I put in mine the 2017 photo contest, but that would have to be changed every year when the new link became available.:
Thumb of 2017-11-23/TsFlowers/dd18e8

This is what it looks like when you add a new link to it:
Thumb of 2017-11-23/TsFlowers/72bcbe

I'm not sure how others now Navigate to the Photo Contest?
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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Nov 23, 2017 4:24 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
TsFlowers said:

To me, if that happens from year to year, I love my chain link: Thumb of 2017-11-23/TsFlowers/1eea79



Such a great utility, right? There have been several threads on it in different locations. One of them is how we got "Add links" added to the thing!

Glad you got it set up!
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
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Nov 23, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Spiders! Seed Starter Garden Procrastinator
Peonies Organic Gardener Hybridizer Growing under artificial light Daylilies Container Gardener
I go to Community, scroll down to Photo Contests & click on the one for 2017.

We should start voting soon! But you can still enter photos up until voting starts!
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Nov 23, 2017 4:27 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
@TsFlowers, here's the post in the Site Talk forum that explains how to do it.

The thread "Custom menu bar links" in Site Talk forum
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
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Nov 23, 2017 4:34 PM CST
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Vegetable Grower Lilies Irises Canning and food preservation Daylilies
Cut Flowers Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Seller of Garden Stuff
bxncbx said:I go to Community, scroll down to Photo Contests & click on the one for 2017.


D'Oh! that's the *easiest* way . . . don't know why I never saw that there before. *Blush*
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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Nov 23, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I know about links and such. And have mine all set up. I just wish the contests had an easy home page link. That way people could go and vote without having to set up a link on their personal pages. There are a whole lot of members that are not so tech savvy. I am trying to make it more user friendly for all of them. Before we were NGA it was easy to find the photo contest.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 23, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Vegetable Grower Lilies Irises Canning and food preservation Daylilies
Cut Flowers Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Seller of Garden Stuff
Maybe what you are saying is "more visible", as versus "easy to find". Because the 'Community' links can be accessed from the Home Page as well as any other page.

And I have found it true that wherever the user or new member is, someone will always try to help them.
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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Nov 23, 2017 4:59 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
Lestv said:I know about links and such. And have mine all set up. I just wish the contests had an easy home page link. That way people could go and vote without having to set up a link on their personal pages. There are a whole lot of members that are not so tech savvy. I am trying to make it more user friendly for all of them. Before we were NGA it was easy to find the photo contest.


Leslie, maybe they will post a link on the front page when the voting begins. Meanwhile, you should submit your avatar picture to the contest! Oh my! What a beautiful photo of such a beautiful creature! Lovey dubby
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
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Nov 23, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That is of my Maine Coon Sawyer. Smiling
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 24, 2017 2:09 AM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
Lestv said:That is of my Maine Coon Sawyer. Smiling


Well Sawyer is beautiful and so is that picture! Lovey dubby
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
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