Calendar Photo Contest Deadline Nearing

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  1/31/2006 4:37:41 AM

News Release Distributed 01/30/06

Photographers still have a little time to submit work to be considered for use in the LSU AgCenter’s 2007 Get It Growing lawn and garden calendar.

As it has done the past couple of years, the LSU AgCenter is giving Louisiana photographers a chance to show off their work in the calendar, which will feature approximately 40 garden or landscape photos.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28.

Photos can be of plants, flowers, garden scenes or other items that may be of interest to gardening enthusiasts, according to Elma Sue McCallum of the LSU AgCenter, who is coordinating the project. Photos will be evaluated by LSU AgCenter faculty members, and photographers whose work is selected for use will be recognized in the printed calendar.

"The annual Get It Growing calendar features information on what to do for beautiful and lush lawns and gardens according to climate zones in our state, McCallum said, explaining that the 2006 calendar currently is being sold. Online information and ordering of the 2006 calendar are available by visiting

A dozen of the photos selected for the 2007 calendar will be featured as full-page, full-bleed, four-color images for each monthly page in the calendar, and one will be used on the cover, McCallum said. The rest will be used throughout the calendar.

Photographers chosen for the monthly pages will receive 10 copies of the published calendar, and their names will be included with their photos in the calendar, she said. Other photographers will be listed as contributors and will receive two copies of the published calendar.

Submissions must be 5-inch-by-7-inch color photos, digital images on CD or transparencies with the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address attached, McCallum said. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image.

The entry form for submitting photos and other information on the contest can be found by visiting and clicking the 2007 Calendar Call For Entries link at the lower left corner of that page. Entries must be mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter Communications, P.O. Box 25100, Baton Rouge, LA 70894.

For more information, contact McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or

Photographers who would like to have their images returned must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.


Contact: Elma Sue McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or
Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or

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