(12/04/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Faculty at the LSU AgCenter are already setting their sights on the 2022 edition of the ever-popular LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
From now until the end of March, they will be evaluating high-quality photos from across the state to illustrate the calendar, which features gardening tips and instructions alongside images of the state’s flowers and shrubs.
The annual call for entries has been issued, and photographers are encouraged to submit their best work to have their photos selected for the next edition.
In the end, AgCenter faculty will select about 40 photos for the calendar, said Elma Sue McCallum, the project coordinator. The deadline for entries is March 30, 2021.
“Louisianans love their gardens, and it shows in all of the beautiful photo submissions we receive each year,” McCallum said. “The calendar is a great resource for gardeners and the perfect place for photographers to showcase their work.”
Professional and amateur nature photographers from Louisiana may submit their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2022 lawn and garden calendar.
“We’re asking photographers to submit their best full-color photos of lawns, gardens, flowers, trees and vegetables,” McCallum said.
Twelve photos will be featured as full-page 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 five 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.
Entries must be high-resolution digital images and submitted through the online submission process or on CD.
All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image. Each person is asked to limit their entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos.
Submission guidelines can be found at www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.
The 2021 edition of the calendar, 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 2021 calendar are available at www.LSUAgCenter.com/OnlineStore.
The current edition includes a feature on live oak trees, a guide to Louisiana Super Plants and an illustrated how-to on pollinating vegetables.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture