Friday, April 12, 2013
Facebook photo contests: White Garden, Discovery Garden and Terraces
As spring unfolds, Duke Gardens is blossoming all over, from the sea of tulips in the Page-Rollins White Garden to the veggies in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden and waves of vibrant colors in the Terrace Gardens.
Have you taken a photo lately in these gardens? We'd love to see it and share it for others to enjoy in our Facebook Photo Contest. Please don't be shy. This exhibit and contest is open to photographers at all levels and all ages. It's just a fun way to share your love for the Gardens with others who love it here, too.
Here's the scoop:
CATEGORIES: The three sites for April-May are: Terrace Gardens, Page-Rollins White Garden and Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. We'd love to see photos from the current months (March-May 2013), but past favorites are fine, too.
HOW TO ENTER: Email up to 3 photos for each category to DukeGardensPhotos@yahoo.com. At least 5x7" or larger at 72 ppi is best, but if you don't know how to resize photos, feel free to send them as is, 1 per email. We will post them in an album on Facebook, with your Facebook name in the photo description. You can then add more information about the photo in the comments if you like, and encourage your friends to come see it and vote by clicking "like." You may also post the photo on our wall, but be sure to email it as well, so that it's officially in the contest and albums. Only "like" votes on the album photos will count in vote tallies, though (polite) comments are welcome, too.
DEADLINE: Photos must be submitted by noon May 15. Voting will end at 10 a.m. May 17.
HOW TO VOTE: It's simple. Just click "like" for all your favorite photos.
PRIZES: We'll have prizes for most "like" votes, as well as judges' awards. First prize is a Duke Gardens 2014 calendar. 2nd prize: Duke Gardens greeting cards. 3rd prize: discount coupon for the Terrace Shop. Entrants may only win one prize per contest theme in each tally (top votes and judges' prizes). Top prize winners may opt for lower prizes.
SHARE: Even if you're not interested in prizes or contests, we'd love for you to share your photos just for fun, and share our contest photo album with your own Facebook friends. We look forward to seeing your favorites.
LEARN MORE: Please check out our education & event listings for photo courses that you may enjoy. We also have a Nature Photography Certificate program that may interest you.
Blog photo by Robert Ayers.