Richard Bogren | 12/8/2017 8:22:16 PM
(12/08/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter has issued a call to professional and amateur nature photographers in Louisiana to submit their best photos of Louisiana flowers, plants, lawns and gardens for consideration in the 2019 Get It Growing Calendar.
“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,” said project coordinator Elma Sue McCallum. “From the submissions received, approximately 40 photographs will be chosen to be included in the 2019 calendar.”
The popular calendar features a dozen photos as full-page, full-color images for each month along with another on the cover. In addition, several others will be used throughout the calendar, which includes monthly garden tips, how-to guides, the newest Louisiana Super Plants and other information based on Louisiana climate zones.
The photographer’s name will be included with each printed photograph. Those selected for the monthly pages will receive five copies of the published calendar, and other contributing photographers will each receive two copies, McCallum said.
Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD with the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and email address attached, McCallum said. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image. Submission guidelines can be found on the Call for Entries form online. Go to www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar and scroll down for entry information.
The deadline for submissions for the 2019 calendar is February 28, 2018. Entries must be mailed —emailed submissions will not be accepted — to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 135 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. CDs will not be returned. Photographers are asked to limit their submissions to 25 images.
The 2018 calendar is on sale now. It’s available online at www.lsuagecenter.com/onlinestore as well as in nurseries and garden centers throughout the state.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture