Contest Rules & Regulations

Photo Contest Rules


Wayside Photo Contest begins 7/1/2013 and ends 7/31/2013, at midnight, EST. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.

Who may enter:
This contest is open to anyone 18 years old or older. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Wayside Gardens, and other participating sponsors and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and each of their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. (Each individual may win only one time; submissions from prior winners are ineligible and will be disregarded). This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.

What to enter:
A photo of any plant bought from Wayside Gardens showing that plant thriving in your yard or home. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If our judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to move the photo to disqualify it. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Wayside Gardens upon request. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:
Please submit photographs on-line via the email sent to with the subject line "Wildlife Attracting Photo Contest". Entries posted on the Facebook Wall will not be accepted. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format.

Wayside Gardens reserves the right to disqualify contestants. By entering the contest, entrants grant Wayside Gardens a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Smithsonian purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Wayside Gardens will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:
Users must submit their wildlife attracting photos from 07/01/2013 – 07/31/2013 midnight EST. (“Submission Period”)

Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc.  Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use winner's name, hometown, and/or Prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes (PARK SEED) deems appropriate - including, without limitation, for promotional and publicity purposes - without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded any Prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may (in Wayside Gardens's sole discretion) be required to execute a written consent, confirming Wayside Gardens’s right to use such winner’s name, hometown, and/or Prize information without further permission or compensation.