Purdue University and Porter County Master Gardeners to hold Photo Contest

Larry T Brown bestofshow 2014Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners invite the public to share their garden photography in a photo contest. Entries will be displayed at the 12th Annual Gardening Show on Sat., Jan. 24, 2015, Porter County EXPO Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, Ind.

Photographs may be mailed to Purdue University Cooperative Extension, Suite 301, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Ind., 46383 or delivered on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. All entries are due on or before Jan. 20, 2015.

Limit of three (3) photographs per person. Nine categories include pictures of gardens in all seasons, flowers alone, flowers with something else (e.g., trellis, statue), bugs and insects, butterflies, birds, wildlife, fungus, or fruits and vegetables in the garden.

Photographs will be judged on composition, use of color and aesthetic value. Prize awards given for each category: first place $5, second place $4, and third place $3. Best of Show will receive $100 gift card from Framing Concepts Gallery. Decisions of the judges are final.

All photographs are to be 8 in. x 10 in. and mounted on a mounting board. No framed or matted photographs will be accepted, nor photographs with people in them. Name, address, telephone number, and entry category must be printed legibly on the back of each photograph submitted. Info: 219-465-3555 or http://www.pcgarden.info/Photo_Contest.html.