The GCA 2024 Calendar Submissions

Closing date is 15th February 2023.

Click here to download the entry form.

Following the success of the previous GCA Calendars, the GCA 2024 Calendar is to proceed featuring a further series of wonderful Gardens and Flowers etc. taken in Australia.
The success of the Calendar relies on members submitting wonderful images of Australian garden scenes – or flower images etc as small “fillers”.

The simple rules for submission of Australian Garden Photos

1. There is no entry fee.

2. All submissions must be from members of an affiliated club or group, or a registered subscriber to “Our Gardens Magazine“.

3. Only digital images can be submitted in JPEG or RAW format at a minimum 2MB file size for consideration for main Calendar month images. Minimum 500Kb file size images can be sent if you are sending them as “fillers”.

4. Images must be in landscape format to fit the Calendar layout.

5. There is no limit to the number of images a member can submit.

6. Digital Images are to be submitted either:

    • By email to photocomp@gardenclubs.org.au. Send as an attachment.
    • Posting a USB/CD.DVD to Lynne Faux, 55-57 Duncan Dr., QLD 4309. Include a stamp addressed envelope if you wish the USB/CD/DVD returned.

7. Each submission must include:

    • The name of the affiliated Garden Club or Group, and the state, or signify you are an Our Gardens Magazine subscriber.
    • The name of the photographer.
    • The name of the garden and state if the image is intended for consideration for the Main Calendar pages. For “fillers” you submit you do not have to name the gardens or flowers.
    • Your signature to acknowledge that you agree to the conditions on the entry form.

8. Each photo selected for the Main Calendar Pages will attract a non-exclusive copyright fee of $100 paid to the photographer, by Bartel Calendars – refer to the GCA website for copyright details.
There is no payment for images used as small “fillers”, but the photographers name will now be printed with the photo.

9. Images are destroyed after the completion of the Calendar year to protect the copyright of the photographers.

Enter for your chance to participate in the $1,300 total prize money donated by Bartel Calendars!!

Lynne Faux – GCA Calendar Coordinator
Postal address: Lynne Faux, 55-57 Duncan Dr., Aratula, QLD 4309
Email: photocomp@gardenclubs.org.au Phone: (07) 5463 8201

Copyright statement from Bartel Calendars for images selected for the calendar

The photographer owns a copyright to all images submitted. The calendar publisher, Bartel Calendars, purchases the right to use those images chosen to be featured as the main garden pictures for $100 each. The photographer also retains the right to use and publish the image. The copyright purchased by Bartel is unlimited (may be used many times in any Bartel Calendars) but non-exclusive. The photographer retains an equal right. These copyright conditions are part of the rules governing the submission of images. The copyright issue only affects the Publisher, Bartel Calendars, and the photographer. In a legal sense, copyright issues do not involve the owner of the garden featured. Courtesy issues between the photographer and the garden owner are the province of the photographer.