Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Announces the 32nd Annual Juried Photographic Contest and Exhibition

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[February 10, 2012, Sarasota, Florida]:  Announcing the 32nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition: Natural Florida at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  From April 27 through June 3, Selby’s Museum of Botany and the Arts will be adorned with the work of talented photographers from across the country. Their photographs showcase the beauty residing at Selby Gardens as well as plant life, wildlife, and scenes celebrating nature in Florida. Many of the photographs will be for sale. 

Cash prizes totaling $1,400 will be distributed among the “Best of Show” as well as First, Second and Third Place for each of five categories: Selby Gardens, Plant Life, Scenic, Animal Life, and Black & White.

Photographers may download an entry form from our website.  Click on the rotating banner on our homepage for “Juried Photographic Exhibition” and this will take you directly to the information.

Hand-delivered photographs will be accepted on Monday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Selby Gardens on South Palm Avenue.  Mailed entries must be received by April 9, 2012.  Mail to:  811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.  All accepted entries and prize winners will be posted on our website by April 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

The Opening Reception with Awards Presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Botany and the Arts.  Please R.S.V.P. to 941-366-5731, Ext. 239.

For more information, contact, or call 941-366-5731.

About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information please visit

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $17 (ages 12 and up), ages 6-11 $6, Members and children 5 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or  Get social at or