August 2021 has arrived, and it’s time for the second annual JCMGA Photo Contest. A hot, and perhaps smoky, August afternoon is the perfect time to stay inside and consider photographs you have taken of your or others’ gardens. The JCMGA Member Services Working Group judges would very much like to see your best one (or two) garden photos and our favorite will appear on the cover of the 2022 JCMGA Chapter Directory.
Instructions for the contest include the following:
✦ The 2021 JCMGA Photo Contest is open to all current Jackson County Master Gardener Association members.
✦ Photos may be submitted from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, 2021. We are able to accept two (2) photos from each member, although there will be only one winning photo per person.
✦ Photographs are limited to those taken in gardens of the Rogue Valley and the focus must be on a plant or planting—no people (for privacy concerns).
✦ Please submit your photograph in portrait format, rather than landscape format (to align with the shape of the directory).
✦ All photographs must be at least 1500 x 1575 pixels (5”x5-1/2” at 300 dpi) and all submitted photos become the property of JCMGA.
Email your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, phone number, email address, where the photograph was taken, and a short description of the flora pictured. A short title for the photo is also helpful. All identifying information is removed before judging.
If you have questions, please email Patrice Kaska, Membership Secretary, at email@example.com.
The winning photograph will appear on the cover of the 2022 JCMGA Chapter Directory, and four runners-up will have their photographs featured in the Garden Beet. Winners will be announced in the October Garden Beet.