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The 12th Annual Dave's Garden Photography Contest

By Melody Rose (melodyOctober 20, 2012

Gardeners love to take pictures of their gardens and plants. We also love a bit of friendly competition. Our Twelfth Annual Photo Contest is now open and accepting entries. Winners are featured on our Dave’s Garden calendar.

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ImageWe are fortunate to have some very talented photographers in our community and the Annual Photo Contest is one of the highlights of this season. Our members file their best images throughout the year in anticipation of the event.

We receive several thousand entries from around the world and the winners are chosen by a community vote. You have until 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday October 29, 2012 to enter your photos into the 2012 Photography Contest and 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. At the close of the contest, we create a calendar featuring the winners and it is available for purchase from Zazzle. We'll provide a link shortly after the contest ends. Winners will receive a copy of the calendar and a 1 year subscription to Dave's Garden.

Dave's Garden 12th Annual Photo Contest Entry Page

To enter your images, you'll need to be logged in, so let us know at the Helpdesk if you need assistance with that.  

We thought it would be fun to look back on some of the winners in previous years and these lovely images are sure to inspire a number of us to get busy with our cameras. Our competitors are gardeners who enjoy photography and we feel fortunate to have such a wide talent base in our community. 


Roses are a popular subject and this entry from 2008 by Calif_Sue was one of the most memorable. Roses have their own category, but there are also categories for Annual and Perennial Flowers as well as Bulbs, Rhizomes and Tubers.


Member sunnyg captured this impressive image in 2011 and it won first place in the Sunrises, Sunsets and Moonscapes category.

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Members voted this image by KatG Best in Show in 2008. The unusual containers and creative use of plant material was a huge hit.


We love our veggies and have a category just to showcase them. The vibrant pumpkin and squash display was a winner for member tombakk in 2007.


Birds and gardens just seem to go together and we have a number of stunning shots of our feathered friends every year. This winning image is from 2009 and the photographer is member ducbucln.


Trees and shrubs are the backbone of our gardens and are a popular subject. GardenGuyKin captured this wonderful image in 2007.



We are so proud of the talent represented in our community and feel that our members represent the best and brightest anywhere on the internet. Our Annual Photo Contest draws entries from many countries and our winners hail from all over the world. The members anxiously await this event every year and it never fails to surpass expectations. This year should proove to be the best yet!




  About Melody Rose  
Melody RoseI come from a long line of Kentuckians who love the Good Earth. I love to learn about every living thing, and love to share what I've learned. Photography is one of my passions, and all of the images in my articles are my own, except where credited.

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