Thursday, December 19, 2013

Facebook Photo Contest: Open Theme

Terrace Gardens by Wendell Hull

As we approach the New Year and the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Sarah P. Duke Gardens next spring, we would love to see your favorite photos from the past year -- or the past 75 years -- and share them for others to enjoy in our Facebook Photo Contest.

We often have specific categories in our contests, but this one is wide open. It could be a panoramic photo of the Terrace Gardens, or it could be a tiny nook that you consider your favorite place. We'd love to see your family portraits or your favorite duck, swan or great blue heron. Whether your photo is from December 2013 or April 1939, or anytime in between, we'd love to see it.

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:

HOW TO ENTER: Email up to 3 photos to 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. Please be sure to see our etiquette page before posting, too, as we will not include photos of people climbing trees or engaging in other activities that are not permitted. Thank you!

DEADLINE: Photos must be submitted by noon Jan. 27, 2014. Voting will end at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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. Prizes will include Terrace Shop discount coupons and other Gardens-related gifts.

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.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone of any age may share Duke Gardens photos in this contest. The only people not eligible to win a prize are Duke Gardens employees.

NOTE: This contest is not administered, endorsed or operated by Facebook. 

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.

A view of the Terrace Gardens in the early years.
Photo courtesy of Duke Archives.

No comments:

Post a Comment