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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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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Nov 23, 2017 12:22 PM CST
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!

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Irises Cut Flowers Canning and food preservation
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Annuals Seller of Garden Stuff Vegetable Grower
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TsFlowers
Nov 23, 2017 4:16 PM CST
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.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Nov 23, 2017 4:24 PM CST
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!

AKA Joey.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener Spiders! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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bxncbx
Nov 23, 2017 4:26 PM CST
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!
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 23, 2017 4:27 PM CST
@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
AKA Joey.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Irises Cut Flowers Canning and food preservation
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Annuals Seller of Garden Stuff Vegetable Grower
Image
TsFlowers
Nov 23, 2017 4:34 PM CST
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.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Nov 23, 2017 4:44 PM CST
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.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Irises Cut Flowers Canning and food preservation
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Annuals Seller of Garden Stuff Vegetable Grower
Image
TsFlowers
Nov 23, 2017 4:54 PM CST
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.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 23, 2017 4:59 PM CST
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
AKA Joey.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Nov 23, 2017 10:17 PM CST
That is of my Maine Coon Sawyer. Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
Image
joannakat
Nov 24, 2017 2:09 AM CST
Lestv said:That is of my Maine Coon Sawyer. Smiling


Well Sawyer is beautiful and so is that picture! Lovey dubby
AKA Joey.

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