garden awards/Western U.S. and B.C.
- Subject: [cg] garden awards/Western U.S. and B.C.
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS (pdf format*)
OR REQUEST FORMS BY PHONE
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
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.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
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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