MangoMania Fruit Shoot 2007

In honor of the Year of The Mango, CRFG is holding a special Fruit Shoot. This contest is focused on the Mango: Fruit and Trees.
We would like to see mangos that you are growing, or whose history you know.
For this contest, you must also include a written description of the fruit and/or the tree.
Fantastic Prizes are being offered to the winners of this contest.

Please note: The MangoMania Fruit Shoot is a special, supplemental contest.
Our Annual Fruit Shoot will also be held this year, and will be announced in the next issue of the Fruit Gardener.
1st PRIZE (1 Winner): Your choice of: 2nd PRIZE (2 Winners): Your choice of:
A) Two grafted mango trees in 7 gallon pots OR A) One grafted variety mango tree in a 7 gallon pot OR
B) A $100 gift certificate from a participating nursery OR B) A $50 gift certificate from a participating nursery OR
C) A 5-year CRFG electronic mail subscription C) A 3-year CRFG electronic mail subscription
3rd PRIZE (4 Winners): Your choice of: 4th PRIZE (5 Winners): Your choice of:
A) A grafted mango tree in a 5 gallon pot OR A) a grafted variety mango tree in a 3 gallon pot OR
B) A $25 gift certificate from a participating nursery OR B) A $15 gift certificate from a participating nursery OR
C) A 2-year CRFG electronic mail subscription C) A 1-year CRFG electronic mail subscription

Winners selecting a potted plant prize must accept their prize in person at the 2007 Festival of Fruit, or arrange delivery at their own expense.

Participating Nurseries will include Exotica, Fantasia, Merritt Mountain, Norman Beard Tropical, Papaya Tree Nursery, Quang Ong, Roger Meyer, Others As Available.
Grafted varieties to include locally proven (San Diego) winners such as Earligold, Glenn, Lancetilla, Nam Doc Mai, Thomson, Valencia Pride, etc. As Available

JUDGING GUIDELINES

Judges will look for images emphasizing composition, design and color esthetic images, as opposed to those that merely document or convey information. People, hands, rulers or other extraneous objects are undesirable unless they add esthetic value. The written description accompanying each entry will be judged as having equal importance to the photograph. The overall value as a write-up and photo for potential inclusion in the Fruit Gardener will be especially considered for top prizes.

Pictures of fruit, flowers or foliage attached to a live plant are preferable to showing them severed and displayed artificially.

It is essential that the photo subject be in sharp focus. Unfocused images are discouraged except in unusual cases, for a desired effect.

Fruits, buds, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts are suitable subjects, but all plants or plant parts displayed must be in the Mangifera family. . Cultivated or wild plants are acceptable.

GENERAL RULES

  1. Anyone wishing to do so may enter.
  2. No purchase is required.
  3. All entries become CRFG property and cannot be returned.
  4. Color prints and digital images will be accepted.
  5. Each entry must be accompanied by a written description containing the following information: a) The variety of the Mango, if known b) The location where the plant is being grown c) Typical temperatures experienced at that location d) The age of the plant e) The taste of the fruit f) Quantity of fruits produced each year g) Time of the year when fruit is ripe. h) Cultivation techniques used (watering, fertilizing, girdling, protection, etc.) if describing a cultivated plant.
  6. By submitting each entry, the entrant warrants that he/she is the creator of the image and grants to CRFG the right to reproduce the image in the Fruit Gardener and elsewhere, with attribution to the originator. CRFG will duly consider each entry for the prizes listed above and, if it is judged a winner, will award a prize to the entrant or his/her assignee.
  7. Entries will be judged by the Development Fund Committee. Winners will be announced and winning photos displayed on August 11, 2007 at the Festival of Fruit in San Diego , California.
  8. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted; however no contestant will be eligible to win more than 2 prizes.

PRINT RULES

  1. Color photos (prints or slides) will be accepted, and will not be returned. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted. The minimum print size that will be accepted is 3" X 5". Larger print sizes are preferred. If possible, please send your negatives along with your prints.
  2. Include a brief description with each image (identification of the subject is sufficient). Do not write on the front of photos for any reason. Do not write directly on the back of the photos. Use gummed labels on the backs of photos.
  3. All entries must be received by May 26, 2007, and should be mailed to:

CRFG Development Fund Committee,
Attn: Emory Walton
335 E. Gainsborough Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

DIGITAL RULES

  1. High-resolution cameras (greater than 1.6 megapixels) are strongly recommended for capturing images submitted to the contest.
  2. If camera resolution is selectable, highest setting should be used.
  3. Photos captured with a flatbed scanner should be scanned with a resolution setting of either 300dpi or 600 dpi. If an enlargement is available, please scan the enlarged print.
  4. Software should not be used to change the resolution of any image submitted. Cropping and enhancements such as sharpness, color balance, contrast or brightness are permissible.
  5. Images will only be accepted in jpeg (.jpg) file format.
  6. No other compression (e.g., .zip compression) should be used to transmit the file.
  7. Digital Images may be submitted by postal mail, on a CD. Follow Print Rules for mailing instructions. Disk must be formatted to be readable by PC.
  8. Entrants can go to http://www.crfg.org/g2 and select the MangoMania 2007 album. Once in the album, select “Add Items” on the Left side of the page. A menu will allow you to select the images to upload from your computer. The written description which must accompany each entry may be added as the caption.
  9. DO NOT add watermarks to any images.
  10. Send a notification to fruit_shoot@crfg.org with: • Your full name. • Mailing address. • E-mail address. • Number of images that you have submitted to the contest. • The assigned title of each image.
  11. Digital entries may not be submitted before Jan 1, 2007 . All entries must be uploaded by May 26, 2007.

Send questions to fruit_shoot@crfg.org