2012 Homestyle Gardens

This contest has ended. Thank you for all of the gorgeous photos you shared. You can continue to enjoy the photos and add to the collection all year long.

The Detroit News’ annual Homestyle Garden Photo Contest is officially under way! Consider this an invitation – and a challenge — to get out those garden hoes and shovels and transform your little piece of the great outdoors into a picture-worthy showplace of greenery and color.

The contest is open to all amateur photographers, except employees of The Detroit News, the Detroit Newspaper Partnership and their immediate families.

To enter, simply upload one or more photos of your garden handiwork here. You will be able to see all of the entries, comment on them and rate them from 1 to 5 stars. The Detroit News’ judges’ decisions are final, but they will be influenced by the popular vote.

Or, you can mail your best snapshot — one only, please — with your name and phone number to: Homestyle Garden Photo Contest, c/o The Detroit News, 615 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226.

Each week, the Homestyle staff will choose one image to publish and will award a home or garden book to the winner. Weekly winners will be entered to win the grand prize — a $100 gift certificate from English Gardens — at summer’s end. Good luck and get growing!

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