LSU AgCenter ‘Get It Growing’ Photo Deadline Near

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  2/10/2007 2:55:49 AM

News Release Distributed 02/09/07

Photographers still have a few more days to submit photos for possible use in the LSU AgCenter’s 2008 Get It Growing lawn and garden calendar. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28.

"As we’ve done the past couple of years, we’re giving Louisiana photographers a chance to show off their work in the Get It Growing calendar," said Elma Sue McCallum of the LSU AgCenter, who is coordinating the project. "We think it’s great to be able to showcase the work of photographers in this educational project that’s designed to help people learn about and enjoy gardening."

Each year’s Get It Growing calendar features about 40 garden or landscape photos in addition to the gardening tips, how-to information and other helpful material for gardening enthusiasts.

Photos can be of plants, flowers, garden scenes or other items that may be of interest to gardeners, according to McCallum, who said submissions will be evaluated by LSU AgCenter faculty members. 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 2007 calendar currently is on sale. Online information and ordering of the 2007 calendar are available by visiting www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.

A dozen of the photos selected for the 2008 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 digital images on CD (at least 1 megapixel resolution and preferably 6 megapixels or greater), transparencies or 5-inch-by-7-inch color photos, 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 and must be accompanied by a signed entry form/photo release.

The entry form for submitting photos and other information on the contest can be found by visiting www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar and clicking the 2007 Calendar Call For Entries link at the lower left corner of that page. Entry information also can be obtained by calling McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or by e-mailing her at emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Entries and entry forms must be mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter Communications, P.O. Box 25100, Baton Rouge, LA 70894.

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Contact: Elma Sue McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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