Caribbean Garden Photography Contest 2012

January 21-March 13, 2012

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The Caribbean Garden Photo Contest 2012

January 21-March 13, 2012

The Caribbean Garden photo contest is open to everyone. To participate as a photographer, you must join the NYBG Flickr Group Pool, add your photos to this pool, and tag them #caribbeangarden.

To be eligible for the contest, a photo must be taken this year during the Caribbean Garden exhibition (this will be determined by the "date taken" field on each photo's Flickr page) and should have Caribbean Garden as its topic (each submitted photo must be taken inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory)*. Contest entries will be judged in one of two categories: Macro and Sense of Place (close-up and wide shot, respectively). The Grand Prize winner in each category will be awarded an Adult Education gift certificate good for use in any NYBG class, including our very popular photography classes!

Each week beginning January 21, all eligible photos tagged with #caribbeangarden in the NYBG Flickr Group Pool will be discussed by a panel of NYBG photography experts, and a winner in each of tthe two categories will be chosen with two runners-up. Of course, you will retain copyright of any images you share. By entering any images in the contest, you grant the Garden a limited non-exclusive license to display and reproduce such images for NYBG’s promotional purposes.

The first weekly contest will begin on Saturday, January 21 and close at 6 p.m on Friday, January 27. The first week's winners will be announced on Monday, January 30. Each succeeding weekly contest will proceed in this fashion. Here is a listing of each weekly contest's important dates and times:

Week 1: Saturday, 1/21/12 - First weekly contest begins | Friday, 1/27/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 1/30/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Week 2: Saturday, 1/28/12 - Second weekly contest begins | Friday, 2/2/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 2/6/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Week 3: Saturday, 2/3/12 - Third weekly contest begins | Friday, 2/10/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 2/13/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Week 4: Saturday, 2/11/12 - Fourth weekly contest begins | Friday, 2/17/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 2/20/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Week 5: Saturday, 2/18/12 - Fifth weekly contest begins | Friday, 2/24/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 2/27/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Please note: Caribbean Garden closes on 2/26/12, but entries for Week 6 will be accepted through Friday, as noted below.

Week 6: Saturday, 2/25/12 - Sixth weekly contest begins | Friday, 3/2/12 - Entries close at 6 p.m. | Monday, 3/5/12 - Weekly winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

Grand Finale: Tuesday, 3/6/12 Weekly winners will be posted in two discussions to the Garden's Flickr Group Pool and group discussion on the finalists opens | Sunday, 3/11/12 - Discussion closes at midnight | Tuesday, 3/13/12 - Grand Prize Winners announced on the NYBG Blog, Plant Talk

We hope you'll join us in this fun contest. Please let us know (chose website in the drop-down menu) if you have any questions.

*Please note: Tripods are not allowed inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.


Can't make it to the Garden, or just want to practice at home? Check out these great photo tips from professional photographer Rich Pomerantz