Monday, January 21, 2013

National Seed Swap Day Slogan/Logo Contest

For our January 2013 Washington Gardener Reader Contest, Washington Gardener Magazine is giving away two passes to the Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges (prize value $30).

The 8th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, takes place on January 26, 2013 at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD AND on February 2, 2013 at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax, VA. You have a choice on which side of the DC beltway you want to attend! Seed Exchange attendees trade seeds, exchange planting tips, hear expert speakers, and collect goody bags full of gardening treats. The event also includes such “green” features as the garden book and catalog swap. Everyone will leave with a bag full of seeds and gardening inspiration!

National Seed Swap Day is the last Saturday of January each year and we want to spread the word about this holiday and get more communities involved in swapping. For this month’s contest, we are asking entrants to design logo art for National Seed Swap Day and/or to come up with a catchy slogan for the event that we can print on T-Shirts, buttons, and other promotional materials to celebrate seeds. 

To enter to win a Seed Exchange passes, send an email to WashingtonGardener@rcn.com by 5:00pm on January 24 with “Seed Swap” in the subject line and include your National Seed Swap Day slogan and/or logo art. In the body of the email, please also include your full name and mailing address. The pass winners will be announced and notified on January 25.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do I start a seed swap in my town?

WashingtonGardener said...

Hi Anon -
See our article from our 9/09 enewsletter on "How to Host a Plant Exchange" posted here: http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-enews-edition-out-how-to-host-plant.html. Many of the same details can be applied to a seed swap. It will also help you to read our Seed Exchange FAQ to see our rules and how we run ours. Good luck and let us know when/where you host yours!