LSU AgCenter issues call for entries for 2017 Get It Growing calendar

Richard Bogren, McCallum, Elma Sue  |  11/25/2015 1:58:05 AM

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News Release Distributed 11/24/15

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for its 2017 Get It Growing calendar to give photographers an opportunity to have their photos selected for the next edition.

Professional and amateur nature photographers from Louisiana may submit their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2017 lawn and garden calendar.

LSU AgCenter faculty members will select approximately 40 photographs of Louisiana gardens, plants, vegetables and nature scenes for the calendar, according to Elma Sue McCallum, the project coordinator.

“The LSU AgCenter is a great resource for lawn and garden information and educational programs, and the Get It Growing calendar is a popular source for gardening tips and beautiful photos of flowers, plants and gardens,” McCallum said. “The calendar has become the ‘must have’ item for gardening enthusiasts, and it’s great for anyone on your gift list.”

The 2016 edition of the calendar, which is a showcase of photos, monthly gardening tips, how-to information and other items based on Louisiana’s climate zones, is on sale now. Online information and links to order the 2016 calendar are available by visiting www.LSUAgCenter.com/OnlineStore.

The current edition includes a feature on selecting and planting trees, new Louisiana Super Plants and an illustrated how-to on amaryllis.

Work on the 2017 calendar will begin over the next few months. A dozen of the photos will be featured as full-page, full-color images for each month’s page in the calendar, and one will be used on the cover, she said. The rest will be used throughout the calendar.

Photographers chosen for the featured monthly pages will receive 10 copies of the published calendar, and their names will be included with their photos, McCallum said. Other contributors also will be listed with their photos, and they will receive two copies of the published calendar.

Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD with the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and email address attached. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image.

Submission guidelines can be found on the Call for Entries form, which is available at www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.

“We’re asking photographers to submit their favorite photos of lawns, gardens, flowers, trees and vegetables,” McCallum said. Each person is asked to limit their entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos.

The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2016. Entries must be mailed – emailed submissions will not be accepted – to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 135 Knapp Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. CDs will not be returned.



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