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 and natural features, but also hosts a wide array of events and even art displays. All entries are welcome, whether it’s a photo of a flower in bloom, an event you attended, or just a great family photo you took in the green chairs. But remember that the BEST entries will show a view of the Gardens that is not only recognizable, but really embodies the look and feeling of that month.




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 online through either Facebook or Instagram, and entries must include the hashtag #RutgersGardensCalendar2019 and tag Rutgers Gardens (@RutgersGardens). In order for us to see the post, your profile/post must be made public. We ask that any photos submitted through Instagram do not use a filter. Through the end of each month, photos may only be submitted that were taken during that month. In addition to being featured in the 2019 calendar, winning photos will also appear on the Rutgers Gardens Facebook page banner. Each photo may only be submitted once. Each individual may submit up to five phots each month. You can submit as any months as you like, but cannot win more than twice.

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 2019 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.