2012 LSU AgCenter Calendar

Robert J. Souvestre  |  12/21/2011 3:58:54 AM

2012 LSU AgCenter Calendar with helpful gardening advice from Horticulturist Dan Gill.

The LSU AgCenter is looking for photos for its 2013 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar and is inviting the public to participate.

Although 2012 has yet to arrive, it’s already time to begin production of the 2013 edition of the popular gardening calendar. The first step in that process is asking professional and amateur photographers from across Louisiana to submit photographs for consideration.

Professional and amateur nature photographers from Louisiana will have an opportunity to show off their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2013 Get It Growing gardening calendar.

The Get It Growing calendar is a monthly guide to Louisiana gardening and is full of tips from LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill. Each annual edition includes information on what to plant and when, reminders of when to prune and what to do about garden pests.

The 2012 calendar also includes information on LSU AgCenter-recommended Louisiana Super Plants, a special section on soil-testing and other useful gardening information. The calendar is on sale now and can be purchased online at the calendar website.

We are seeking color photos from Louisiana photographers to be included in the calendar, which serves as an educational resource for gardeners as well as a showcase for beautiful plants, gardens and lawns. From the submissions received, approximately 40 photographs will be chosen to be included in the 2013 calendar.

The calendar features one full-page photo and at least one small photo to represent each month of the year and a cover photo that’s chosen from the monthly photos. Photographs are also used for the special feature section. Photographers and gardening enthusiasts should submit photos of plants grown throughout the year, including the winter.

Winning photographers will receive 10 copies of the published calendar for photographs chosen for the full-page monthly feature photo and two copies for other photos chosen for the calendar. All photographers will be credited for their work.

Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD (which will not be returned) and must be submitted with a 2013 Call for Entries form, which can be found by clicking the “Call for Entries” button on the calendar website. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image and individual photographers may submit up to 25 of their best gardening photographs.

Entries must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2012, and mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 101 Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803.
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