Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photo Show A Go!

You are invited to view the winning images of the first annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest at an art show in downtown Silver Spring, MD. All 17 stunning photos were taken in DC-area gardens. Both inspirational and educational, this show represents the best of garden photography in the greater DC metropolitan region. (The grand prize winner by Iris Posner is shown at left.)

The opening reception is Friday, March 23 from 7-9pm at the Adams Bank Lobby in the World Building on Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The reception is open to the public and is free to attend. After the opening, you may come by and view the photos any time during the normal bank lobby hours (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-12noon). The show runs through May 25.

Many of the winning images are on sale and are quite affordable with prices ranging from $50-$100. The winning photos are also published in the March/April 07 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine along with additional details on the entrants and their images. You can subscribe to the magazine for just $18 a year and start with this current issue. Or purchase the single issue at the opening reception on March 23. You may also buy the single issue at local Borders, Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton book stores and several independent stores including Alchemy, Politics & Prose, and the USNA Arbor House.

Due to the success of this first contest, Washington Gardener Magazine is already announcing a 2nd Annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest. Start gathering your images now and throughout this year. Most all of the entry rules will remain the same as this year with one new category to be added: Garden Creatures. We will again accept the entries during the first three weeks of January with the winners announced at the annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, which next year will be held January 26, 2008.

The complete the list of winners is posted to the Contest page of our web site: http://www.washingtongardener.com/. Congratulations to them all!

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