Tag: Gardening Contest

Chicago Botanic Garden's Garden Photo Contest

The Chicago Botanic Garden is holding a garden photo contest for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers are encouraged to enter one photo taken on the 385 acres of the Chicago Botanic Garden between April 1 through June 21, 2010. Photos will be featured on their website which is seen by close to a million people each yearand... Read more »

Chicago Park District "Nature in Chicago" Digital Photo Contest

The Chicago Park District is running the 1st Annual “Nature in Chicago” Digital Photography Contest and Exhibition. The Chicago Park District wants to see the best photos taken within the City of Chicago by nature photographers of all levels. Here are the categories: Native Flora (Plants)Native Fauna (animals)Migratory BirdsChicago LakefrontPeople in NaturePhotos by Youth (14-18)... Read more »

Staples, Chicago Bears Dream Park Challenge

Staples and the Chicago Bears have teamed up for the Dream Park Challenge to fund improvements to local parks. They are giving out four prizes: Grand prize: $25, 000 in park improvements, plus a celebration at Soldier Field with Matt Forte. First prize: $10,000 in park improvements. Second prize: $5,000 in park improvements. Runners up:... Read more »
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Chicago Gardeners: Dirty Fingernails Photo Contest

If you’re a gardener you probably look at a lot of books and magazines with hand models who have perfectly manicured nails holding tools, plants, seedlings or produce. If you’re anything like me you probably laugh at such ridiculousness. Anyone who spends time in a garden, no matter how small, knows that dirty nails come... Read more »

Chicago's Tomato Queen

Today was the Show Me Your Tomatoes contest at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba and I’m proud to announce that the winner is a local garden blogger and reader of Chicago Garden. Gina, who has been chronicling her gardening adventures at My Skinny Garden for the past two years, took home the prize for tastiest tomato... Read more »

"Show Me Your Tomatoes!" Contest

Came across this tweet by Heelss  that I’d been meaning to share, about a tomato contest being hosted by Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. It is a competition to see who has the largest, heaviest or ugliest homegrown tomato at the 4th Annual “Show Me Your Tomatoes!” Contest. It will be held on August 22nd 2009.... Read more »
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Container Garden Photo Contest

Wayside’s Summer Container Garden Photo Contest Wayside Gardens, a mail-order nursery, in South Carolina is having a container garden photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner receives a $50 wayside Gardens Gift Certificate and 2 runners up each get a $25 Gift Certificate. More info here.

Enter Mayor Daley's Landscape Awards

The application for Mayor Daley’s 2009 Landscape Awards program is now available online. Mayor Daley’s Landscape Awards is an annual program that recognizes Chicago gardeners that make Chicago greener by planting gardens. Who can enter? Residents and businesses in Chicago. What kind of gardens are eligible? Commercial LandscapesCommunity LandscapesContainer GardensLiving Green Roofs and WallsMulti-unit Residential... Read more »