Tuesday, April 24, 2007


What a wonderful way for avid photographers to continue celebrating Earth Day; that is, by joining this international photo contest.

Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit single images or themed portfolios in the following categories:

• My Garden
• Plant Portraits
• People and Animals in the Garden
• Trees (annual changing category for 2008)

There will be a new special award for Young Garden Photographer of The Year for teens under 16.

• Closing date for submissions is January 2008.

• Online entry at www.gpoty.org - this website is due to be accepting entries from May 2007.

Further information about the venue and prizes will be announced shortly. For updates, visit the Garden Photographers Association Website.



posted by Señor Enrique at 6:28 AM


Blogger Gita Asuncion said...

where is this place? ganda! are you joining the contest? your pictures are a great way to start one's day really.

April 24, 2007 7:49 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

We should all join, Gita, even just for the fun of it! Hey, you never know, sabi ko nga.

Thanks much! The first and last pics were taken at the Orchidarium, which I had featured once:


The middle pic was taken from last year's Quezon City's Pet & Flower Show.

Join na!

April 24, 2007 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are wonderful photos, eric. Especially the first one. Very exotic looking. :)

April 24, 2007 10:24 AM  

Blogger Gita Asuncion said...

i see.. kaya pala the first photo is so familiar. ive been there. pero tagal na yun. i could post my photos from my baul sana pero i think i would want a new set of shots. soon maybe.

is this Pet and Flower show an annual affair in QC?

April 24, 2007 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope you win :)
walang magandang halaman o garden dito sa tundo para makuhanan ng pic e, meron mga alagang baboy, manok, pusa at aso lang :)

April 24, 2007 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ang hirap sigurong mag-judge sa ganitong klase ng contest, kasi lahat ng mga halaman ay photogenic! But of course, the 'photographer's eye' factor is often the decisive point.

I like the first photo. It looks quite insightful with that image of the garden path - and as if inviting... "Come, see my garden..." :)

April 24, 2007 3:24 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Amazing the number of contests that are organized!
Of course, I hope you win!

April 24, 2007 5:32 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Irene! I have to get the name of this tree. I've seen a couple of it at some other places here in Manila; Intramuros, I think.

April 24, 2007 5:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

How about this, Gita -- pull out the old pics from the baul; choose which ones you like; and then re-shoot! I do that sometimes, but with a different point of view and/or time of day.

The flower show at Quezon City is held annually right there by the QC City Hall Compound. Will let you know once I find out the next one.

April 24, 2007 5:59 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ang alam ko nga lang, Melai, eh itong Orchidarium. Kaya lang walang mga hayop na kasama doon tulad ng mga puting gansa. Siguro kaya wala kasi nanghahabol at nangangagat ang mga ito!

April 24, 2007 6:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Rhoda, you are less than an hour's drive to Baguio! Grab Gem and spend an afternoon taking some flower pics up there and submit some entries!

It's really fun joining these contests :)

Have you been to the Orchidarium here in Manila?

April 24, 2007 6:02 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Sidney, I hope you join the fun and send in a couple of entries as well. I'm sure you'd taken some lovely garden shots during your travels :)

Do it just for the fun of it :)

April 24, 2007 6:03 PM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

loved the pics you took, eric.

are you planning to go out and get some more pics? pwede ba yung mga for sale sa malls? like the tulips?

what other places can one go to? diba marami in Q.C., near the BIR bldg?

dito alang halaman to take pictures of. hehe... only the swaying coconut trees survives in this heat =P

good luck with your entries! =D

April 24, 2007 6:11 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Sheilamarie!

I think for this particular contest, only pictures of flowers taken from a garden whether private or public are eligible, because they're actually promoting garden photography.

I guess, the heat makes it hard to cultivate flower gardens over there, huh?

April 24, 2007 7:30 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

sali tayo. ty for the info.

April 24, 2007 9:50 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This is an international contest, Photo Cache, so yes, go ahead and join the fun!

Besides, you have plenty of beautiful sites where you are to use as subjects :)

April 25, 2007 6:07 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Senor Enrique Salamat po uli sa information :) sobra naman ako natuwa na may ganyan pala photo contest dahil gusto ko po talaga kunan ng picture mga halaman.

May nag sabi nga dito na photogenic mga halaman :) kakatuwa, napaisip nga ako-- Oo nga at hindi sila mahirap kunan dahil madalas naka-pose na sila :) hehehe

yun nga lang wala po kami garden only some potted plants almost dying in the heat.

Another excuse to go to Baguio :)

April 25, 2007 6:57 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's right, Daisy! Since the deadline for submission won't be until the end of this year, you have plenty of time to go back to Baguio and take picures of the gorgeous flowers of that city.

Sige, good luck sa paghanap ng mga subjects. Basta importante sa lahat, enjoy the entire process!

April 25, 2007 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the best! with such great pictures, you will stand out.

April 26, 2007 5:53 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Why not join the contest and involve the kids, too, Dine? It might prove fun for all. Actually, they even have a special award for under 16 participants! Join na!

April 26, 2007 8:30 AM  

Blogger Belle TH said...

hey senor, how do i join the contest? i will start taking pictures of everything that fancies me in my neighborhood. when is the deadline for submission? why not?

April 26, 2007 2:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Belle!

Just click on the links on this entry. You have until the end of this year to submit your entry.

Have fun with taking the pictures and just select from your shots later on which ones you want to submit. Remember: have fun!

April 26, 2007 7:51 PM  

Anonymous flower Philippine said...

Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. It seems you have a great flower gardens. How I wish I could have a cool garden like yours. Keep it up!


May 19, 2010 5:19 PM  

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