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GGW Picture This Winners – March 2010

Our theme was Awakening and it sure looks like spring woke up everywhere – finally.

It was a joy to see spring around the blogisphere and I thank all our contestants for sending in photos.  It was not hard work to go through all the photos, it was a pleasure.  The awakening and promise of early spring is a giddy time and I sensed the energy and optimism in all your pictures.

I love the energy of these young fern fronds that Frances sent in from fairegarden.  You can just imagine these young ‘uns coming to life.  And the Gladiolus bursting from the ground that Melody sent us from merriemelodie “while sprouts encircle, watching in delight” really capture the awakening theme:

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Reminder For Picture This Photo Contest for March

OK guys….this month is zooming by. We’ve had alot of traffic with Saxon Holt as our judge. His theme of  ‘Awakening’, which is perfect for this time of year, can be read on the original post.  He has offered up a variety of scenarios (along with some fantastic photos) that will inspire and help you in deciding which photo to use for the contest. Tonight at midnight is the deadline.

Below are the rules for all entries. They need to be followed if you want to participate in the contest. So read carefully.

1.  You must have an active blog in order to participate. We love that you send us a link to the blog post that includes your photo. To be eligible for judging, you also need to send us a direct link to the image.

PLEASE NOTE: if you send us a link to your post with a notation telling us where the photo is within the post, your entry will not be admitted into the contest.

2. Your photo must be able to be copied from your site. That makes it possible for us to collect all the entries in one place for easier judging.

3. Entered photos should be approximately 500 pixels on the long side. (If you’re using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize your images, there is a pre-set resize option for “Web – Large”  which comes in at 640 x 480. That would work just fine.)
4. The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm Eastern time on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
For those of you who haven’t yet thrown your hat into the ring, go for it this month! The photos that have been compiled over the past 11 months since we started Picture This have become an informal gallery of  gardening subjects (they just happen to be inspiraitonal.)  If you haven’t yet done so,  check them out the Picture This Archive Page.

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GGW Picture This Photo Contest: March 2010

With so many of us wondering if winter will ever end, Saxon Holt, our judge for this month and a GGW Regular Contributor, has offered up a subject that will inspire many to retrieve photos taken over the past years. Or, if you’re lucky enough to live in a climate where early spring blooms are the norm, get out those cameras and start shooting. The American Meadow Garden, Saxon’s latest book collaboration, this time with John Greenlee, is a feast for the eyes. Check it out!

Saxon has chosen the theme Awakening for this month’s contest. Here is what he is looking for in the winning photos. Continue Reading →

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