By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Photography | Issue: January 2008
Winged Things in the Garden is one of eight contest categories.
Photo courtesy of Richard Waters
As the seasons change, the views in the garden change. From autumn leaves, winter snowdrifts, spring tulips and sun shimmering on water during the summer, mental pictures can be framed and viewed as if nature is being seen through a camera. Tulsa Garden Center invites those interested to share their images during the Portraits of Garden Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition.
Photographers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the event, which will take place January 18 through February 2 at Tulsa Garden Center. Exhibition hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photos may be entered in person at Tulsa Garden Center on January 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; January 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; January 7 through 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry divisions include:
• Seasons in the Garden
• Woodward Park
• Winged Things in the Garden
• Water Features
• Linnaeus Teaching Gardens
• General Garden Photos
• Youth, Ages 12 to 18
• Children, Age 12 and Under
All entries must present a garden theme. Prints may be in color or black and white and must be matted with either black or white matte. No frames, montage or composite images or heavy digital manipulation will be permitted. The cost will be $5 per entry or three for $10. A maximum of six submissions will be allowed per entrant.
By submitting photos for Portraits of a Garden, entrants grant Tulsa Garden Center permission to use their images for publicity purposes. For clarification, entrants should indicate the top and bottom of their submissions for placement purposes. Also required of each entry is a signed application form, which is available at Tulsa Garden Center or online at www.tulsagardencenter.com. Application forms must be attached to each entry.
An opening ceremony will be held Thursday, January 17, to kick off Portraits of a Garden. The ceremony will run from 5 to 7 p.m., and the announcement of event winners will take place at 5:30 p.m. Cash awards will go to first place winners in each division, as well as to the winners of the Best in Show and People’s Choice categories. Ribbons for honorable mention and first, second and third place will be awarded in each division.
After the event, entries must be claimed February 4 through 15 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All entries not claimed before February 16 will become the property of Tulsa Garden Center.
Add some color to your life during the cold, dreary days of winter. Join Tulsa Garden Center, located at 2435 S. Peoria, to view the many Portraits of a Garden. For more information, call (918) 746-5125 or visit Tulsa Garden Center online at www.tulsagardencenter.com.