Calendar Photo Contest

Your photo could appear in the 2019 Rutgers Gardens calendar! The Gardens is a place where you not only see many different beautiful varieties of plants, but also a wide array of events, art displays, and natural features. Captured the essence of a particular month at Rutgers Gardens, and submitted your photo for a chance to be featured!




Photo Eligibility
Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate. All photos must be taken on the grounds of Rutgers Gardens. Images must be in color, horizontal format, have no discernable filter effects, and minimal editing. Noticeably altered photos will be disqualified. Photos containing people require a completed photo release form, which can be downloaded here. Entries submitted via social media may be smaller/lower resolution, but winning photos must be supplied at least 8.5" x 5.5"and 300dpi.

How to Enter
All photos must be submitted through Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #RutgersGardensCalendar2018. Posts must also tag Rutgers Gardens (@RutgersGardens) in the post, and put the submission month in the post. To be considered for that month, the photo must be posted by the last day of that month. In order for us to see the post, your profile/submission must be made public. We ask that any photos submitted through Instagram do not use a filter. A winner will be selected each month for the calendar month they will represent. Winners will be featured on the Rutgers Gardens Facebook page for the entirety of the next month.

All submitted photos must be original photographs. Do not submit a photo taken by anyone besides yourself. Additionally, you must be the sole owner of any copyrights associated with the photo. By submitting a photo, the user grants Rutgers Gardens the right to use or display this photo for any purpose, including advertising. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their picture displayed in the Rutgers Gardens 2018 calendar without any fee or other form of compensation. All photos in the calendar will credit the photographer. All entries (including non-winners) may be used in Rutgers Gardens promotional material or selected for display.

Number of Entries
Each photo may only be submitted once. Each individual may submit up to five submissions for each month competition period. Individuals can submit for all twelve months; however, they may only win up to two times. Once a photo has been submitted for a particular month it cannot be submitted again. Individuals may submit new photos every month.

Winners will be determined by number of likes on the photo and staff selection. For each month one winner will be selected, and that winning photo will be used for that month in the 2018 calendar. If you have won, you will be contacted through social media for additional information on the photo.