Portraits of a Garden

Tulsa Garden Center presents its annual Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition.

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

The 2014 “Peoples Choice” photograph by Kathleen Colson.

The 2014 “Peoples Choice” photograph by Kathleen Colson.

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 23–25 and January 27–31, 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. on Tuesday through Saturday, January 6–10 and January 13–17, 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 2015 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 the contest. 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 – no frames. Print size: 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 three submissions per division per entrant. Cost is $5 per entry or three for $10. Entrant grants Tulsa Garden Center permission to use image(s) for publicity and fundraising purposes. Entrants should indicate top of photograph for display 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 3–7 or February 10–14 during
regular business hours. (Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). All entries not claimed by February 20 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 for this exciting and colorful exhibition. 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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