(02/27/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — The vibrant flowers, verdant gardens and lush trees of Louisiana are the stars of each edition of the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
For the next few months, the AgCenter is searching for high-quality photos from across the state to illustrate the calendar, which features gardening tips and instructions alongside images of the state’s flora.
The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for its 2021 Get It Growing calendar, giving photographers an opportunity to have their photos selected for the next edition.
AgCenter faculty will select about 40 photos for the calendar, said Elma Sue McCallum, the project coordinator. The deadline for entries is April 17, 2020.
“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,” McCallum said. “The calendar has become the ‘must have’ item for gardening enthusiasts, and it’s great for anyone on your gift list.”
Professional and amateur nature photographers from Louisiana may submit their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2021 lawn and garden calendar.
“We’re asking photographers to submit their favorite photos of lawns, gardens, flowers, trees and vegetables,” McCallum said.
A dozen of the photos will be featured as full-page, full-color images for each month’s 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 five copies of the published calendar, and their names will be included with their photos, McCallum said. Other contributors also will be listed with their photos, and they will receive two copies of the published calendar.
Entries must be high-resolution digital images. They must be submitted on CD or through our new online submission process.
All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image. Each person is asked to limit their entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos.
Submission guidelines can be foundat www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.
The 2020 edition of the calendar, a showcase of photos, monthly gardening tips, how-to information and other items based on Louisiana’s climate zones, is on sale now. Online information and links to order the 2020 calendar are available by visiting www.LSUAgCenter.com/OnlineStore.
The current edition includes a feature on growing an edible landscape, a guide to Louisiana Super Plants and an illustrated how-to on creating raised beds.
Celosia flowers shot by Norman Balliviero, of Belle Chase, Louisiana, were the cover image of the 2020 Get It Growing calendar. With gorgeous flower heads that resemble spikes, celosia (Celosia spicata) are annual-blooming flowers that are a great addition to the landscape. Photo by Norman Balliviero.