Kansas Lawn and Garden Show

This year, along with all the other excit­ing activ­i­ties, the Kansas Gar­den Show will again spon­sor a Pho­tog­ra­phy Con­test coor­di­nated by the Topeka Cam­era Club. The Show will be held at the Kansas Expo Cen­tre in Topeka on Feb­ru­ary 18, 19 & 20, 2011. Pho­tographs will be exhib­ited at the photographer’s own risk.

The fol­low­ing cri­te­ria will apply to your entries:

  1. Hor­ti­cul­ture must be the focal point of all pic­tures with the excep­tion of Kansas Wild Flow­ers and Trees of The Wild cat­e­gories.  The def­i­n­i­tion of hor­ti­cul­ture is the cul­ti­va­tion of a gar­den or orchard or the art or sci­ence of grow­ing flow­ers, fruit, and vegetables.
  2. Pho­tos should be no smaller than 5 x7 and no larger than 8 x 12, mounted on board stock or mat­ted.  Pic­tures may not be framed or under glass.
  3. Cat­e­gories include:
    A. Kansas Wild Flow­ers
    B. The Rose
    C. Spring Blooms
    D. Sum­mer Blooms
    E. Trees of The Garden/Yard
    F. Trees of the Wild
    G. Gar­den­scapes
    H. Animals/Insects in The Gar­den
    (Rib­bons will be awarded to the first three places in each cat­e­gory.  Hon­or­able Men­tion rib­bons may be awarded at the Judge’s discretion.)
  4. Limit of 3 pho­tographs per cat­e­gory per pho­tog­ra­pher with no more than 12 total entries.
  5. Entries may be turned in begin­ning Feb­ru­ary 8 through the Entry dead­line of 5:00 p.m., Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 2011 (a week before the gar­den show). Entries will be accepted at the Shawnee County Exten­sion Office located on the Kansas Expo Cen­tre grounds at the south­west cor­ner of Maner Con­fer­ence Cen­ter (enter at 18th and Western).

Please sub­mit the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion only on the back of your photo entry:

  1. Indi­cate the top of your pho­to­graph so it will be ori­ented prop­erly for display.
  2. Cat­e­gory to be entered.
  3. Name, address, zip code, phone num­ber and e-mail address of the photographer.
  4. Any photo infor­ma­tion, if known, such as type of cam­era and expo­sure settings.

Pho­tographs may be picked up at the close of the Gar­den Show, 5:00 p.m., Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 20, or at the Exten­sion Office the fol­low­ing week.  Any pho­tos not picked up after Feb­ru­ary 25 become the prop­erty of the Topeka Cam­era Club and may be discarded.

We encour­age you as an exhibitor to enter as many pho­to­graphic cat­e­gories as pos­si­ble.  Pho­tographs that have pre­vi­ously won should not be re-entered. Your coop­er­a­tion in this respect is appre­ci­ated.  If you have friends or acquain­tances that might be inter­ested in exhibit­ing, please pass along this information.

For ques­tions, please call the Exten­sion Office at 232‑0062 Ext. 100.

Exhibitors in the Pho­tog­ra­phy Con­test will be granted one free admis­sion to the Kansas Gar­den Show in appre­ci­a­tion for their con­tri­bu­tion.  If accom­pa­nied by another per­son the sec­ond per­son must pay.