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2012 Photo Contest - Dave's Garden

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Presenting the 12th Annual Dave's Garden Photography Contest

Our twelfth photography contest is now open for entries! Just like in previous years, we'll be making calendars with the top winners in each category. By entering a photo in the contest, you are hereby agreeing that we can use that photo in the calendar, which will be for sale on

Who can enter? Any member is welcome to participate and submit only their own photos. You have until 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday October 29, 2012 to enter your photos into the 2012 Photography Contest.

How do I enter? Enter a maximum of two photos per category below. Please review the Photography Contest Rules before submitting your photos.

How are the winners chosen? The winners are chosen by a community vote. Voting will be open from Tuesday October 30, 2012 to Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 8 PM Pacific Time. Any Dave's Garden community member can vote. First, you'll need to register for Dave's Garden (if you are not already a member!) and log in. Then, come back here when our voting is open and vote for your favorite photos in each category below.

What will the winners receive? Each first-place category winner will receive a free one-year subscription to and a 2013 Calendar featuring the winning photos from each category in this contest. In the event a participant has more than one winning photo, they will receive an additional DG gift subscription to give to a friend.

Can I get my own calendar even if I donít win? Absolutely! The calendar will be available for sale following the end of the contest. (Details and a link will be provided at that time.) These beautiful calendars make great holiday gifts, too. Photography Contest Rules:

A maximum of two (2) photographs per category per person may be submitted for consideration. 19 winners will be judged and selected by from the entries received before the entry deadline of October 29, 2012.

Please do not submit photographs that you entered in previous contests on The photographs must be your own and you may not enhance the photos. By entering the Contest, you represent, acknowledge, and warrant that each submitted photograph is an original work created solely by you, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

Copyright for all submissions shall remain with the original copyright holders. However, by entering the Contest, you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to publication in the 2013 Calendar or online highlighting entries or Contest winners. Additionally, by entering, you grant an unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and use your name at our sole discretion. is not required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless DavesGarden.comís, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives, and the Calendar printer, from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

All entries submitted and conduct related to the Contest must be in accordance with Terms of Use.

Contest winners will be notified by Daveís Garden Admin. A list of the winners will be found at this page. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results.

There are 2,811 entries.

The voting is finished!! Congratulations to each of the winners. Click below to view the winners of each contest.

Contest NameTotal Entries
Annual and Perennial Flowers 335
Scenic Landscapes and Seasons 205
Roses 155
Tropicals and Houseplants 148
Cacti and Succulents 127
Foliage, Seeds, Mosses and Fungi 148
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes and Tubers 147
Personal or Private Landscaping and Gardens 103
Fruits and Vegetables 95
Garden Art and Outdoor Structures 90
Water Gardens and Water Features 67
Container Gardening 80
Sunsets, Sunrises and Moonscapes 141
Wildlife (other than birds) 151
Birds 140
Insects (other than butterflies and moths) 175
Butterflies, Caterpillars and Moths 178
Domestic Pets and Animals 166
Weird, Funny and Miscellaneous 160

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