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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
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
|Winner, Birds in the Garden
category, 10th Annual
Winner, Butterflies in the
Garden category, 9th
Annual Gardening Show
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
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