Photos Sought For 2008 Get It Growing Calendar

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  12/20/2006 11:27:39 PM

This photo of tulips, supplied by Frances Boudreaux of Baton Rouge, is featured on the cover of the LSU AgCenter’s 2007 Get It Growing Calendar. That calendar is for sale now. The 2008 version will be published in about six months.

LSU AgCenter photographer Mark Claesgens of Baton Rouge was responsible for this coral berry photo that’s included in the 2007 calendar. Information on ordering that calendar can be found at

This misty garden scene, featuring white wisteria, azaleas and bridal wreath spirea was submitted last year by Glenda Balliviero of Lafayette. It’s included in the 2007 Get It Growing Calendar. To see more photos and information on the 2007 calendar, visit

News Release Distributed 12/20/06

The LSU AgCenter is once again offering photographers an opportunity to contribute to its popular Get It Growing calendar.

As in years past, professional or amateur nature photographers from Louisiana or the surrounding areas will have an opportunity to show off their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2008 Get It Growing gardening calendar.

LSU AgCenter faculty members will select approximately 40 photographs for the calendar, according to Elma Sue McCallum, who’s coordinating the project.

"The Get It Growing calendar has become a popular item with Louisiana gardeners," McCallum said. "We’re proud to be able to feature the work of Louisiana photographers, as well as educational information on what to do for beautiful and lush lawns and gardens."

The 2007 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, currently is being sold. Online information and links to order the 2007 calendar are available by visiting  

Work on the 2008 calendar will begin over the next few months, and it will be published about mid-year, according to McCallum.

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 contributing photographers 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, 5x7 color photos 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.

"We’re asking that photographers pick their best lawn and garden scenes, photographs of plants and flowers and anything else they think would be suitable for a calendar of this type," McCallum said. "All we ask is that individuals limit the number of images they enter to 25 or less."

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2007, and the entry form is available online at Entries must be mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, P.O Box 25203, Baton Rouge, LA 70894.

For more information, contact McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or visit the LSU AgCenter Web site at

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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