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4/5/12 03:25PM

Clyde Butcher Judging Selby Gardens 32nd Annual Photography Contest

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 32nd Annual Juried Photography Contest Will Feature World-Renowned Everglades Photographer Clyde Butcher As Judge

[Sarasota, FL, April 5, 2012]:  Selby Garden’s Museum of Botany and the Arts will be adorned with the work of talented photographers from all parts of the country April 27-June 3. Photographs celebrate the beauty residing at Selby Gardens as well as plant life, wildlife, and scenes from Florida’s natural environment. Many of the photographs will be for sale.  World-renowned Everglades photographer, Clyde Butcher, will serve as an exhibition judge.

Cash prizes totaling $1,400 will be given to 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 can download entry forms at  Go to “Calendar”, then “Events List” and “32nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition”. All photographs must be received on Monday, April 16. Entries that arrive after that date will not be accepted. All accepted entries and prize winners will be posted to 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, Ext. 239.

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