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The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an Affirmative Action, equal access/equal opportunity institution.
Garden Photography Contest
The Garden Photography Contest is sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension
and the Porter County Master Gardeners Association.

All photographs are to be 8” X 10” and mounted
on an 8" X 10" mounting board.

No framed or matted photographs will be accepted.

No photographs with people in them will be accepted

Name, address, telephone number and entry category (see below)
must be printed legibly on the back of each photograph submitted.

Photographs must be mailed or delivered to:

Purdue University Cooperative Extension
Suite 301
155 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, IN  46383

Photographs must be received between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on or before
January 20, 2015.  

Limit of three (3) photographs per person.

Photographs will be judged on composition, use of color and aesthetic value.  Decisions of the
judges are final.

Entries may be picked up at the Gardening Show after 4:00 p.m. on January 25, 2014,
or at the Cooperative Extension Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays
between January 27 and February 7, 2014.  

Photographs not picked up by 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2014 will become the property
of the Porter County Master Gardeners Association.

Winning photos will be held for display through March 31, 2014.*  (See details below.)
  • Gardens in all seasons
  • Flowers alone
  • Flowers with something else (e.g., trellis, statue)
  • Bugs and insects in the garden
  • Butterflies in the garden
  • Birds in the garden
  • Wildlife in the garden
  • Fungus in the garden
  • Fruits and vegetables in the garden

  • 1st place for each category, $5 prize
  • 2nd place for each category, $4 prize
  • 3rd place for each category, $3 prize
  • Best of Show, $100 Gift Card from Framing
    Concepts Gallery
Winner, Birds in the Garden
category, 10th Annual
Gardening Show
Winner, Butterflies in the
Garden category, 9th
Annual Gardening Show
Posting the Winners
                                           Best In Show
                                           Larry T Brown

Flowers Alone                     Flowers Alone                    Flowers with Something Else
1st  Mylinda Cane                  1st   Michael Kobe                1st   Linda Cunningham
2nd Heidi Yelich                     2nd Ruth Eskilson                 2nd M. Wagner
3rd  Penny Ambler                 3rd  Jim Rettker                    3rd  Josie Crider

Garden in All Seasons        Bugs and Insects              Birds
1st Mylinda Cane                   1st Michael Kobe                 1st Chris Heath
2nd Jane Foreman                2nd Thomas Zmigrocki         2nd Beverly Zmigrocki
3rd Sandra Nantais                3rd Gayle Brandt                 3rd Jim Rettker

Fruits and Vegetable          Butterflies in Garden        Fungus
1st Mary MWaura                  1st Debbie Gruszka              1st Jim Rettker
2nd Nancy Rosene                2nd Mylinda Cane                2nd George Tamalunas
3rd Kate McComas                3rd Michael Kobe                 3rd Thomas Zmigrocki

                                           Wildlife in Garden
                                           1st Kimberly White
                                           2nd Sue Stymiest
                                           3rd Sandy Appleby
11th Annual Gardening Show Winners
*Winning photographs will be on display during the month of February 2014 at
the Framing Concepts Gallery window at 219 Broadway Avenue in Chesterton, IN.
Porter County Master Gardeners Association
Judging Criteria  

1. Technical Characteristics (50 points)
   a.  Focus, sharpness, detail, depth of field (25 points)
   b.  Color, brightness, contrast, saturation, use of light (25 points)

2.  Content & Subject Matter (20 points)
   a.  Does it have a unique point of view?
   b.  Does it belong in the category in which it’s entered?  
   c.  Does it follow contest rules?

3.  Composition (20 points)
   a.  What draws the eye?
   b.  Does it tell a story?
   c.  Does it have balance and visual impact?

4.  Aesthetic Value (10 points)
   a.  Is it pleasing?
   b.  Does it have artistic value?

Total:  100 points

Thank you for entering the contest and good luck!  

Remember:  This is not a portrait contest.  No photographs with people in them will be
accepted.  Thank you!
Crown Point & Chesterton, IN