Amateur photographers who visit Moore Farms Botanical Garden between April 26 and May 4 are encouraged to enter their best shots of the garden into MFBG’s new Garden Visions Photography Contest.
Entrants may submit one photograph in each of the contest’s four categories: Garden & Landscape; Macro (extreme close-up); Garden Accents & Oddities; and Critters and Creatures. There is no cost to enter the contest, and all ages may participate. Photographers can submit only one photograph per category. All photos must be taken within the boundaries of MFBG.
Entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. on May 4.
Judges will select a first- and second-place photograph in each category, plus an overall General Excellence winner. From among the first- and second-place winners in each category, a People’s Choice winner will be chosen by MFBG’s social media followers.
“Garden Visions is a great away to cultivate amateur horticulture-related photography; to document the garden, landscapes and outdoor living spaces gardeners are inspired by and care for; and to showcase the garden on a broader scale by strengthening awareness of Moore Farms Botanical Garden and enticing people to visit,” said MFBG Event Coordinator Leigh Collins.
$100 for first-place photographs in each category
$50 for second-place photographs in each category
People’s Choice winning photo will be used in the 2020 Garden Visions Photography Contest’s promotional materials
General Excellence winning photo will be used in a magazine advertisement promoting MFBG and displayed in Lake City and in the garden
Winners will be announced May 9 on MFBG’s social media platforms.
Garden Visions coincides with ArtFields, Lake City’s nine-day, juried art competition. MFBG will be open to the public for free from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., April 26 – May 4, excluding Sunday, April 28.
Photographs must be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographers must send one email per entry. Email subject lines should follow this format: Entrant’s last name, photo category.
JPEG image files should be submitted at the highest quality compression allowed by the camera or smartphone at a resolution of 300 dpi. Minimum is 2408 x 3508 pixels; ideal is 3508 x 4961 pixels.
Standard optimization techniques, such as removal of dust, cropping, saturation and sharpening are allowed. Other optimizing techniques such as combinations of images and compositional changes will result in disqualification.
No copyright marks, logos or photographer names should appear on any image.
Usage and licensing:
Photographers retain copyright to all images submitted to the contest subject to the provisions of usage and licensing
You grant MFBG and its supporting partners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, enlarge, publish, bring within printable color gamut, or exhibit on any media, the photographs for any purpose connected with the contest. This may include, but is not limited to:
inclusion on the site and on the websites of sponsors and supporters
inclusion in associated books
display at any associated exhibitions
use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information about or promoting the contest
By submitting images to the Contest, you confirm and warrant that:
You are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work
You are the sole owner of the copyright in each image
You have the permission of those pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by MFBG and will indemnify MFBG against any claims made by any third parties in respect of any infringement of copyright or privacy
You have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image that would conflict with uses to be made by MFBG
You will be responsible for any claim by any third party in respect of your entry
You agree not to use, or permit the use of, any images taken of or from MFBG for any purpose other than entering this Contest or your own personal use. You expressly agree not to use such images for commercial purposes such as sale or license to third parties