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2014 Photography Contest

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Rules - Overview

  • Clark Gardens 2014 Photography ContestCompetition is open to photographers of all ages.
  • Entry fee is $10 per. For competitors under the age of 18, the fee is $5 per entry. Then entry fee is non-refundable.
  • All entrants may submit up to 6 entries. These entries must be an original photograph taken by the entrant.
  • An entry form must accompany submitted articles.
  • All entries must be received at the Gardens between August 25, 2014 and September 16, 2014.
  • pdfView/print the complete rules and entry forms. Clark Gardens reserves its right to disqualify any entrant or entry not meeting the competition specifications.

Shows

  • All photos will be displayed, for the public at the Gardens from September 23rd through Fall Festival on October 4, 2014. In the event that the number of entries received exceeds the available display space, Clark Gardens reserves its right to choose those photos displayed. At least one photo from each contributor will be displayed, plus all winning photos.
  • All winning photographs will be displayed in the History House for the month of October.

Prizes

  • Adult Divisions (Clark Gardens Photography and Non-Clark Gardens Photography): Cash awards are to 1st place ($100.00), 2nd place ($75.00) and 3rd place ($50.00).
  • Youth Division: Cash awards are to 1st place ($50.00), 2nd place ($40.00) and 3rd place ($30.00).
  • First place and People's Choice receive a special recognition award.

Award Ceremony

All entrants are cordially invited to attend an awards ceremony. The date, time and location are to to be determined. You do not need to be present to receive an award.

Divisions

  • Clark Gardens Photography – 18 years old and above, professional or amateur.
  • Non-Clark Gardens Photography - These photos may include any subject matter that complies with the competition rules. These photos do not include images of subjects within the properties of Clark Gardens.
  • Youth Photography – Photographers not yet reaching their 18th birthday are encouraged to submit images. These photos may be of subject matter within or outside Clark Gardens properties.
  • People's Choice Award
    • Each visitor to the gardens will be given a ballot to vote for their choice of "Best Overall Photo."
    • Voting will begin on September 22, 2014 at 8:00 am.
    • All photos will compete in an open class (no category or division restrictions) for this award.
    • Public voting will end at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

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2013 Photography Contest Winners

Youth Division
1st Place: "What Goes Up" by Macy Nix
2nd Place: "Jaclyn" by Macy Nix
3rd Place: "Autumn" by Macy Nix

Non Clark Gardens Division       
1st Place: "Nature's Stained Glass" by Denise Remfert
2nd Place: "Winged Jewel" by Dawn Gordon
3rd Place: "The Fly-In" by Denise Remfert

Clark Gardens Division
1st place: "Elegant Houdini" by Judy Valentine
2nd place: "Max and Chocolate" by Judy Valentine
3rd place: "Grumpiness" by Miguel Mendoza Munoz
       
People's Choice: "Max and Chocolate" by Judy Valentine

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 Youth 1st Place "What Goes Up" by Macy Nix  Youth 2nd Place "Jaclyn" by Macy Nix
1st Place - Youth
"What Goes Up" by Macy Nix
2nd Place - Youth
"Jaclyn" by Macy Nix
   
Youth 3rd Place "Autumn" by Macy Nix Clark 1st Place "Elegant Houdini" by Judy Valentine
3rd Place - Youth
"Autumn" by Macy Nix
1st Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
"Elegant Houdini" by Judy Valentine
   
Clark 2nd Place "Max and Chocolate" by Judy Valentine  Clark Gardens 3rd Place "Grumpiness" by Miguel Mendoza
2nd Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
"Max and Chocolate" by Judy Valentine
3rd Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
"Grumpiness" by
Miguel Mendoza Munoz
   
 Non-Clark 1st place Nature's Stained Glass by Denise Remfert Non-Clark 2nd Place "Winged Jewel" by Dawn Gordon 
1st Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
"Nature's Stained Glass: by Denise Remfert
2nd Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
"Winged Jewel" by Dawn Gordon
   
Non-Clark 3rdPlace The Fly-In by Denise Remfert Clark 1stPlace Max and Chocolate by Judy Valentine
3rd Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
"The Fly-In" by Denise Remfert
People's Choice
"Max and Chocolate" by Judy Valentine

2011 Photography Contest Winners

A total of 67 photographs were entered in the 2011 Photography Contest. Thank you to all who participated in the Photography Competition.

Youth Division
1st Place: Monkey by Carleigh Koger
2nd Place: Flamingo by Carleigh Koger
3rd Place: A Non-Renewable Resource by Kaleisha Haynes

Adult, Clark Gardens Division
1st Place: Look into my Eyes by Miguel Mendoza
2nd Place: Tenderness by Miguel Mendoza
3rd Place: Morning Blush by Miguel Mendoza

Adult, Non-Clark Gardens Division
1st Place: Before the Storm by Dennis Behm
2nd Place: Morning Fisherman by Dennis Behm
3rd Place: Backroads of Texas by Andy Dillard

People's Choice
1st Place: Pollen Hauler by Andy Dillard

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photo by Carleigh Koger photo by Carleigh Koger photo by Kaleisha Haynes
1st Place - Youth
Carleigh Koger, Monkey
2nd Place - Youth
Carleigh Koger, Flamingo
3rd Place - Youth
Kaleisha Haynes, A Non-Renewable Resource
     
photo by Miguel Mendoza photo by Miguel Mendoza photo by Miguel Mendoza
1st Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
Miguel Mendoza, Look into my Eyes
2nd Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
Miguel Mendoza, Tenderness
3rd Place - Adult, Clark Gardens
Miguel Mendoza, Morning Blush
     
photo by Dennis Behm photo by Dennis Behm photo by Andy Dillard
1st Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
Dennis Behm, Before the Storm
2nd Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
Dennis Behm, Morning Fisherman
3rd Place - Adult, Non-Clark Gardens
Andy Dillard, Backroads of Texas
     
photo by Andy Dillard    
People's Choice
Andy Dillard, Pollen Hauler
   

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The 2010 Photography Contest Winners

A total of 106 photographs were entered in the 2010 Photography Contest. Thank you to all who participated in the Photography Competition.· As Mr. Clark said during the Competion Reception, "You are all winners."A total of 106 photographs were submitted and the winners have been announced.

Youth Division

1st Place: Small Creature Big Detail by Kaleisha Haynes
2nd Place: Clark Gardens Tiger Swallowtail by Colton Holloman
3rd Place: Yellow Shining Thru by Noelle Franklin
Honorable Mention: Bountiful by Ruby Patterson

Adult, Clark Gardens Division
1st Place: Whistling Ducks by Paul Valentine
2nd Place: Life3 by Liliana Nieto
3rd Place: Labor of Love by Miguel Mendoza
Honorable Mention: Pink Beauties by Judy Valentine

Adult, Non-Clark Gardens Division
1st Place: Another Home Run by Ronny Collins
2nd Place: Trigger by Pamela Steege
3rd Place: Pariot Tulip #2 by Garce T Hermann
Honorable Mention Sunset Song by Debbie McCarson

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Another Home Run by Ronny Collins Whistling Ducks by Paul Valentine Small Creature Big Detail by Kaleisha Haynes
Another Home Run
by Ronny Collins
1st Place
Adult, NonClark Gardens Division
Whistling Ducks
by Paul Valentine
1st Place
Adult, Clark Gardens Division
Small Creature, Big Detail
by Kaleisha Haynes
1st Place
Youth Divison
     
Yellow Swallowtail by Colton Holloman Life by Liliana Nieto Labor of Love_Miguel Mendoza
Tiger Swallowtail
by Colton Holloman
2nd Place
Youth Division
Life
Liliana Nieto
2nd Place
Adult, Clark Gardens Division
Labor of Love
by Miguel Mendoza
3rd Place
Adult, Clark Gardens Division
     
Pink Beauties by Judy Valentine Yellow Shining Thru by Noelle Franklin  
Pink Beauties
by Judy Valentine
Honorable Mention
Adult, Clark Gardens Division
Yellow Shining Thru
Noelle Franklin
3rd Place
Youth Division
 
Liliana