Thursday, May 24, 2012

Green Gardener Photo Contest Kicks Off May 25th

“Every garden has a story to tell, and every time you enter that garden with your camera you have an opportunity to tell a beautiful, compelling story.” ~ Matthew Benson, author of The Photographic Garden
There are so many great reasons to take our cameras into our gardens with us.

First, photography often encourages us to look at things a little deeper…to truly examine the colors and textures of a flower, leaf or bug. To open our eyes to a part of the world we may never have seen before.

Cameras allow us to capture those perfect yet fleeting moments, when blooms and bees and butterflies all converge.

By sharing photos of flowers, weeds or bugs, we can take them to the local Extension Service or our favorite nursery for help with identification. We can share photos of our entire gardens for landscape design help or just to show off our handiwork or our success at growing difficult plants.

But we, of the Metro DC Lawn and Garden blog, want to give you one more reason to take your camera into the garden – an opportunity to win great prizes by sharing photos of your “Green” garden.

On May 25th, 2012, the Metro DC Lawn and Garden blog is launching the Green Gardeners Make a Difference Photo Contest for residents of the Metro DC area.

To enter the contest, you can take a photo of the “green”, eco-friendly aspects of your landscape, and enter it online. Judges will advance all qualified entrants into a final round, where website visitors get to vote for their favorites.

Winners of the contest will win one of two great prize packages. The grand prize package has a cash value of $700 and the second place package has a cash value of $400! That’s a lot of “green”.

Stop by either the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog, or our Facebook fanpage starting May 25th, for complete contest rules.

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