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garden awards/Western U.S. and B.C.

  • Subject: [cg] garden awards/Western U.S. and B.C.
  • From: yarrow@sfo.com
  • Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:02:01 -0800

I saw this announcement and thought, wouldn't it be great if a 
community garden could  win one of these awards. I haven't read 
Sunset recently, but I don't recall a community garden *ever* being 
featured. Perhaps some great entries will persuade them to feature 
some community gardens.

  All contestants must reside in, and their projects must be located 
in, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, 
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or British 
Columbia, Canada.

Call for entries
  Sunset's 2006 Dream Garden  Awards

  Gardens in the West are as varied as the  people who create them. 
Please share yours with us by entering Sunset's Dream Garden  Awards.

  Both professional and home gardeners may enter and will be judged 
and awarded separately.  Read below for categories, prizes, and 
official rules.

  DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS (pdf format*)

  You also can call (650) 324-5632 for an entry form.

  Deadline for home gardeners to enter: May 1, 2006
  Deadline for professionals to apply for entry package: March 15, 2006


  Regional style. The garden captures the spirit of a particular area 
with materials and plants appropriate for the climate and terrain.

  Incredible makeover. Takes advantage of existing features or plants 
while removing
  undesirable elements. "Before" photos required.

  Best personal retreat. Seating, birdbaths, garden art, and other 
distinctive items create a garden refuge.

  Best for outdoor living. The space invites gatherings, entertaining, 
and recreation, with fireplaces, play areas, kitchens, or other 

  Best small space. Smart design and planting ideas in an area of 
2,000 square feet or less.


  One overall Grand Prize winner, Second Place winner, and Third Place 
winner will be selected from among all the entrants at the Home 
Gardeners level. And one overall Grand Prize winner, Second Place 
winner, and Third Place winner will be selected from among all the 
entrants at the Landscape Architects and Designers level. Each Grand 
Prize winner will receive $1,000 cash prize and $100 gift certificate 
to a garden-supply company of Sunset's choice, each Second Place 
winner will receive $500, and each Third Place winner will receive 
$250. In addition, some of the winning gardens may be published in a 
future issue of Sunset.


  Sunset's Dream Garden Awards Contest is a program recognizing the 
best of residential Western garden design, judged by a jury of garden 
experts. The contest is open to nonprofessional home gardeners and 
professional landscape architects and designers.

  Nonprofessional home gardeners will be judged separately from 
professional landscape architects and designers.

  Nonprofessional home gardeners are qualified as those who do not 
make a living designing landscapes. (Gardens must be designed by the 
home gardener without the assistance of a gardening professional but 
not necessarily installed by said party.)

  Professional landscape architects and designers are qualified as 
those who earn most or all of their living designing landscapes. Only 
residential projects completed between January 1, 2001, and January 
1, 2005, will be considered.


  Home Gardeners: Click the link above or call 650/324-5632 for an 
entry form. There is NO entry fee. Submissions should include the 
entry form, description of garden, two to four pages of images 
(minimum 4- by 6-inch photo size), and plant list. All pages should 
be 8 1/2- by 11-inch paper, single-sided. Submissions are 
non-returnable. Submission should be mailed to Sunset's Dream Garden 
Awards Contest, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. One entry per 
envelope. All entries become the property of Sunset Publishing 
Corporation and may be edited and published in Sunset Publishing 
products, online services, and those of its corporate affiliates. 
Entries are limited to a total of six per entrant regardless of 
category delineation. All entries are by mail-in only. Mailed entries 
must be postmarked by May 1, 2006, and received by May 8, 2006.

  Landscape Architects and Designers: Click the link above or call 
650/324-5632 for an entry form. There is NO entry fee. Applications 
must be postmarked by March 15, 2006. Upon receipt of your 
application form, an 8 1/2- by 11-inch contest binder will be mailed 
to you for design statement, photographic prints, color photocopies, 
drawings, and plans.
[more info on the web page above]

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