Entries Accepted for Garden Photography Contest

Purdue 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 13th Annual Gardening Show on Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 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 4:30 p.m.  All entries are due on or before Jan. 19, 2016.

Limit of three (3) photographs per person.  Eleven categories include pictures of: gardens in all seasons, flowers alone, plants in black and white, foilage, field of flowers, 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.  First place award for each category is $5. Best of Show will receive a $100 gift card from Framing Concepts Gallery, 219 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.  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.  For more information, please visit pcgarden.info or call 219-465-3555.