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LSU AgCenter issues call for entries for 2016 Get It Growing calendar

News Release Distributed 12/04/14

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter is once again offering photographers an opportunity to contribute to its popular Get It Growing calendar.

As in years past, professional or amateur nature photographers from Louisiana or the surrounding areas will have an opportunity to show off their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2016 Get It Growing gardening 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.”

The 2015 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 2015 calendar are available by clicking here.  

Work on the 2016 calendar will begin over the next few months, and it will be published around August 2015, 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 their 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 a CD accompanied by a call for entries form, which includes the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and email address, McCallum said. All images must be the original work of the submitting photographer, and the photos must have been taken in Louisiana.

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 entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos. Photos will not be accepted by email.

The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2015. 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 visit the AgCenter website at

Rick Bogren
Last Updated: 12/4/2014 2:52:12 PM

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