Camera: shoot, click and win in SWCD plant photo contest
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). invites photographers of all ages and abilities to submit their photos for the Fall 2013 Native Plant Photo Contest.
“This is a great opportunity for people to discover, explore, and learn about native plants that grow around the Brainerd lakes area and photograph the progression of plants and trees from spring to fall,” said Beth Hippert, district technician.
“Top 12 entries will be featured in a Crow Wing SWCD e-newsletter and receive gift certificates for the 2014 SWCD tree and plant sale,” said Melissa Barrick, district manager.
Barrick will judge photos. Entries must be original work that is property of the person who submits the photo.
Label each entry with your name, county where photo was taken, and name of the plant. One entry per species, limit of five entries per season. Submit photo by email in digital format, .jpg format preferred. Trademarks, commercial names, or advertisements may not appear in the photos. Entry will imply consent to use photos for SWCD promotional activities. Photos will be judged on shot composition, clarity, and the inclusion of stems, leaves, and flowers. Extra points will be awarded for shots that include wildlife.
To participate email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to: Crow Wing SWCD, 322 Laurel St. Suite 13. Brainerd, MN 56401. Deadline is Oct. 31.
Plant photos wanted include: balsam fir, beaked hazel, black chokeberry, false indigo, jack pine, June berry, paper birch, tamarack, white cedar, white pine, white spruce, yellow birch, fireweed, great blue lobelia, great blazing star, little bluestem, narrow leaved coneflower, obedient plant, prairie cordgrass, prairie dropseed, smooth blue aster, sneezeweed, wild onion, white turtlehead.