AgCenter seeks 2015 calendar entries

BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for its 2015 Get It Growing calendar. Photographers have an opportunity to have their photos selected for the upcoming edition.
Professional or amateur nature photographers from Louisiana may submit work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2015 edition of the popular lawn and garden calendar.
LSU AgCenter faculty members will select approximately 40 photographs of Louisiana gardens, plants, vegetables and nature scenes for the calendar, according to Elma Sue McCallum, the project coordinator.
“The LSU AgCenter is a great resource for lawn and garden information and educational programs, and the Get It Growing calendar is a popular source for gardening tips and beautiful photos of flowers, plants and gardens from Louisiana photographers,” McCallum said. “The calendar has become the ‘must have’ item for gardening enthusiasts, and it’s great for anyone on your gift list.”
The 2014 edition of the calendar, which is a showcase of photos, monthly gardening tips, how-to information and other items based on Louisiana’s climate zones, currently is being sold. Online information and links to order the 2014 calendar are available by visiting www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.
The current edition includes a feature on roses, new Louisiana Super Plants and an illustrated section on composting.
Work on the 2015 calendar will begin during the next few months, and it will be published by the end of next summer, McCallum said.
A dozen of the photos will be featured as full-page, full-color images for each monthly page in the calendar, and one will be used on the cover, she said. The rest will be used throughout the calendar.
Photographers chosen for the featured monthly pages will receive 10 copies of the published calendar, and the photographers names will be included with their photos in the calendar, she said. Other contributors also will be listed with their photos, and they will receive two copies of the published calendar.
Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD with the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and email address attached, McCallum said. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image.
Submission guidelines can be found on the Call for Entries form, which is available online.
“We’re asking photographers to submit their favorite photos of lawns, gardens, flowers, trees and vegetables,” McCallum said. Each person is asked to limit their entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. Entries must be mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 135 Knapp Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. CDs will not be returned.
For more information, contact McCallum at 225-578-2462 or email emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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