Thursday, August 27, 2009

Do you have what it takes to be featured on the cover of The Garden Dirt?

We are looking for photos for the cover of our member newsletter throughout 2010! We'll choose six  photographs for the cover of The Garden Dirt and an article about the image and why The Gardens is important to the photographer. Each winner will receive also a free membership to The Gardens for one year and have their photo seen by 10,000 people.


Remember that this is a cover contest, not a photo contest. You must follow these rules when capturing your photograph.

  • Your photo MUST feature people using The Gardens. We will not consider any other photograph;
  • Photos must be at least 1600 X 1200 pixels at 300 dpi;
  • Images must be portrait (vertical) orientation. Horizontal photos cannot be considered;
  • There can't be any critical content in the top 1/3 of the image (see image to the right);
  • Photos must be submitted by the deadlines in the editorial calendar below.

The Garden Dirt is published every other month, so you've got several shots at winning! Give it your best shot (sorry, we couldn't resist the easy pun)!

Tentative Editorial Calendar*
Publication DatePhoto Submission DeadlineEditiorial Deadline
January/FebruaryNovember 2November 16
March/AprilJanuary 4January 15
May/JuneMarch 1March 15
July/AugustMay 3May 17
September/OctoberJuly 1July 15
November/DecemberSeptember 1September 15
*deadlines subject to change

Please submit your photos to Andrew Krebbs at Give us a call at 205.414.3950 if you've got any questions!

Here are some more examples of past covers:

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