“This is a great opportunity for gardeners and photographers to share their talents and help the LSU AgCenter with its gardening education initiative,” McCallum said.

Louisiana flowers, vegetables and gardens take center stage in the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar, which is filled with gardening tips and instructions and vibrant photos of plants from across the state.

The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for the 2020 Get It Growing calendar to give professional and amateur photographers from Louisiana an opportunity to submit their work and earn recognition if their photos are selected for the 2020 lawn and garden calendar. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2019.

LSU AgCenter faculty members will select approximately 40 photographs of Louisiana gardens, plants, vegetables and flowers, said Elma Sue McCallum, the project coordinator.

“This is a great opportunity for gardeners and photographers to share their talents and help the LSU AgCenter with its gardening education initiative,” McCallum said.

Photographers chosen for the featured monthly pages will receive five copies of the published calendar, and their names will be included with their photos, McCallum said. Other contributors also will be listed with their photos, and they will receive two copies of the published calendar.

Photographs must be submitted as high-resolution digital images on CD with the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and email address attached. All images must be the original work of the photographer submitting the image.

“Since our first call for entries in 2004, we have relied on Louisiana gardeners and photographers to submit their beautiful photos of flowers, plants, vegetables and gardens for the calendar,” McCallum said. “Every year we are thrilled with the results and grateful to all the photographers who enter the competition.”

Submission guidelines can be found on the Call for Entries form, which is available at www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar.

Contributors are asked to limit their entries to 25 or fewer of their best photos.

The 2019 edition of the calendar includes a feature on planting trees, shrubs and ground covers for fall; new Louisiana Super Plants; and an illustrated how-to on planting Easter lily bulbs. It is on sale now at www.LSUAgCenter.com/OnlineStore.