Portraits of a Garden

Tulsa Garden Center’s Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition returns.

By: Mike Blake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2014

The 2013 1st place winner in the Masters Division, by Dave Muller.

The 2013 1st place winner in the Masters Division, by Dave Muller.

To Tulsa area amateur photographers of all ages: Tulsa Garden Center offers you the opportunity to exhibit your photographic art during the Portraits of a Garden Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition held at Tulsa Garden Center. Exhibition days will be January 24–26 and January 28 through February 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).

    Photographers’ entries may be submitted at Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tuesday through Saturday, January 7-11 and 14-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    How often have you seen something in nature and thought, “That would make a great picture”? Take that great picture and share it at the Portraits of a Garden 2014 Contest. Join like-minded and talented amateur nature photographers in sharing pictures of some of the great gardens and nature for which Northeastern Oklahoma is famous.

    Entry categories are: Creatures in a Garden; Digitally Manipulated Garden Photos; Gardens in Woodward Park; General Garden Photos; Linnaeus Teaching Garden; Seasons in the Garden; Single Flower in a Garden; and Water Features. There are three divisions in which photographers are classified: Beginners, Intermediate and Masters. Children and Youth may enter either the Beginners or the Intermediate Divisions, unless they’ve qualified for the Masters Division. Masters can only compete in the Masters Division. Masters are defined as individuals who have previously won three or more first place awards in a Tulsa Garden Center Portraits of a Garden Photography contest.

    The contest is open to amateur photographers only. No professional photographers may enter. Professionals are defined as photographers who have a business license and market their work and/or solicit business. Photographers who only sell an occasional image or print are not considered professionals.

    All entries must present a garden theme. Prints may be color or black and white. All prints must be matted with black or white two or three inch mattes with no frames. Print size requirements: Minimum size 5” x 7” matted with an 8” x 10” matte or 8” x 10” matted with an 11” x 14” matte. There is a maximum of 3 submissions per division per entrant. The contest includes a fee of $5 per entry or three entries for $10. Entrant grants Tulsa Garden Center permission to use image(s) for publicity and fundraising purposes. Entrants should indicate top of submission for placement purposes. All entries should have a signed application form (at Tulsa Garden Center or online at  ­www.tulsagardencenter.com) attached to each entry. Entries must be claimed February 4-8 or February 11-15 during regular business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). All entries not claimed by February 21 become the ­property of Tulsa Garden Center.

    Cash awards will go to 1st place winners in Beginners and Intermediate Divisions and the overall winners in the Masters Division and Best of Show. Ribbons will be ­awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners in each division and People’s Choice.

    Join the Tulsa Garden Center at 2435 S. Peoria Ave. for this exciting and colorful exhibition. For more ­information, call (918) 746-5125 or visit our website at

www.tulsagardencenter.com. Entry applications may be downloaded from the website.

For more information, contact

Tulsa Garden Center

2435 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 746-5125


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