Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Peony Photo Contest

How it Works...

Submissions:
Post your best shots of peonies, taken any time or place, any shape or form, to our Facebook Event Page "CPS Peony Show". We will also accept email entries to di_braun@yahoo.ca. The contest is open from April 1st through to June 15th, midnight, for online entries.
Judges will select the best 20 photos as finalist to be displayed at the 2016 Peony Show on June 25 & 26th. You may be contacted for a higher resolution copy of your photo should it be chosen as a finalist entry. Only two entries permitted per person.

To Become an Automatic Finalist:
Bring your peony shot printed as a 5x7" photo, matte finish, directly to the Peony Show at the Enmax Conservatory on June 25th before 12pm. Your shot will automatically be considered a finalist and displayed for the contest. Please include your name and a phone number or email address with your photo. Please ensure it is legible and correct. Only two entries permitted per person.

Rules: 
The submitted photo(s) must be peony related. Otherwise all shape, forms, and artistic views are welcome. Include peony names if at all possible. Must be an original photo taken by the individual submitting the entry. Photo editing and filters are allowed as long as preservation of original subject matter is obvious. If submitted in person must be printed as a 5x7" matte photo. Contact information must be included in order to be notified if you win. Prizes must be picked up from a Calgary location (to yet be determined) within 2 weeks of being notified of winnings. Failure to retrieve your prize will cause forfeit of said prize to next designated winner. 
By submitting a photograph you grant The Canadian Peony Society a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to: Display the photograph on the CPS Peony Show Facebook page or to print for display at The Canadian Peony Society Show 2016. Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of the society.

Winners:
There will be a Judge's Choice and a People's Choice (voted on by show goers on June 25 & 26). Winners will be announced on Sunday June 26th, at noon. All decisions are final and are not disputable. If not present at the show... Facebook entry winners will be notified via Facebook unless otherwise requested. In person entries will be contact by the contact information provided.

Prizes:
For judges and peoples choice.... A lovely gardeners gift basket to be picked up at the show or other designated location in Calgary after the date and a print of your winning photo shipped to your home. And of course bragging rights for all winners and runner ups!

Follow us on Facebook at CPS Peony Show to be updated and to see posting of winners. Also find all other show info, including bloom entry instructions, and show schedule. 
Don't forget to stop by the show to see the photo entries and vote on your favourite!! We hope to see you there!!

June 25 & 26, 2016 at the Enmax Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo.

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