- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
You hike it, bike it, and sight-see it.
You exercise the dog (and yourself), meet up with friends...and take images.
That would be at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, and now the officials want to see your images--or up to five of your best images. Eligible entrants are UC Davis faculty and staff (current and retired) and students (current and alumni).
What It's All About: UC Davis Repro Graphics, in collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, is sponsoring the UC Davis Calendar Photo Contest, with the winning images to be published in the Repro Graphics' annual made-to-order calendar giveaway.
The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers, provided they are affiliated with UC Davis in a capacity listed above. Photos must be horizontal images, at least 2760 pixels wide by 1874 pixels tall and in .jpg format.
Background: Each year, around October, Repro Graphics notifies faculty and staff about the availability of the made-to-order calendar giveaway. You pick the photo you like from the selected images, and soon, the calendar arrives in your mailbox. (You can also add any personalized dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.)
The top six photos, as rated by a panel of judges, will be posted on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Facebook page where the public will vote for their favorites.
The prize? As the officials said: "A chance to be one of the featured selections in the next Repro Graphics made-to-order calendar, a gift bag of UC Davis swag, a professionally framed print of your winning photo and last, but not least, exposure for your talent on the walls of cubicles and offices campus-wide!"
Subjects? They could include landscapes, insects (think honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies), animals (think otters, chipmunks and ducks) and people (with signed photo release). However, entries may not contain the following: alcohol, drugs, or any kind of illegal or inappropriate behavior.
- Submit up to five photos by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5
- Voting begins at noon on Friday, Sept. 14 on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Facebook page
- Voting ends at 11:59 on Thursday, Sept. 27
- Winners announced Friday, Sept. 28
Find more information (rules and how to submit) on this page.