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2012 Pond Tour Photo Contest
June 19, 2012, 4:42 pm
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2012 Pond Tour Photo Contest!

It’s Summer Pond Tour time again and I am ready!!! Our Annual Photo Contest has gotten to be a popular hit so we are doing it again this year! Bring your camera and let the FUN begin! Last year we had photos of pets, wildlife, flowers, insects, frogs, children playing, people relaxing and of course Waterfalls, Ponds and Streams. It is awesome to see what catches peoples eye. I know this year you will have tons of great photo opportunities to capture in these beautiful Gardens. Children, parents and grandparents can all enter this contest. There are so many beautiful settings to capture. Bring your family and friends along and get some great shots taken together.
I hope you enjoy this Summer Pond Tour! Remember, each ticket purchased is for Charity, but ticket holders hold more than just a ticket. They hold the chance to spend the day with the beauty of Nature…

There are 3 Contest Catagories

1 – BEST NATURE

2 – BEST PEOPLE and PONDS

3 – BEST WATER FEATURE

There will be a 1st. , 2nd. & 3rd. place prize in each category! 9 Prizes in Total!

3rd. place will receive $15 Gift Certificate

2nd. place a $25 Gift Certificate

& Our 1st. place Photo Contest winner will receive a $ 50.00 Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificate. Don’t miss out on this folks!!!

RULES and REGULATIONS for CONTEST

1. All photos must be taken without causing any damage or stress to the subject or the homeowners property.

2. All entries must be labeled with the applicants – name, address, phone number and the site # of the Parade of Ponds entry.

3. All entries must be identified with the correct category to be judged. The same Photo can not be submitted in more than ONE category. The contestant may however enter more than one photo per category if he or she would like to do so.

4. All entries must be received by July 31st., 2012.

Winners names along with their photos, will be posted on our web site http://www.cartercountry.com and/or our facebook page.

5. All entries shall become the exclusive property of Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc., which reserves the right to publish or reprint any entry for Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio purposes.

PHOTO QUALITY GUIDELINES, FOR ALL PHOTOS

Please use the highest resolution possible.

Digital Photos (7 mega pixel or better)

35 MM prints & 35 MM slides

Email digital photos to: cartercountry@charter.net

Mail slides and 35 MM photos to:

Photo Contest

2846 Old Medina Road

Jackson, TN. 38305

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

– Mark Carter



13th. Annual Parade of Ponds
June 7, 2011, 1:30 pm
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The 13th. Annual Pond Tour, the ‘Parade Of Ponds’ is coming soon! Don’t miss this wonderful event/fundraiser! 100% of ALL Proceeds go to support the Madison County Humane Society! The Parade of Ponds is a self guided tour of Gorgeous Landscapes with Unique Ponds, Water Gardens, Waterfalls and Streams, Beautiful Flower Gardens, Patios and Outdoor Living Areas designed and built by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

“People come from all over the Mid-South to participate in this Unique Tour”, says Mark Carter, G.M. and Designer at Carter’s Nursery. “You will see so much beauty and meet so many friendly and interesting people. It’s just a Wonderful event and I hope everyone will come out, enjoy the day and help us raise some money for a GREAT Cause”.

All ticket holders are also invited to our night time event, ‘The Moonlight Pond Party’! The party starts at 8pm.at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. There will be Live Music, Cold Drinks, Finger Foods and LOTS of Fun! “We have been hosting this party since the very first Pond Tour” says Carter, “you get to see the Ponds and Water Features at night with the all the Landscape Lighting effects, they are truly Magical at night! It’s a wonderful ending to the day AND my favorite part of the whole event”.

Bring your Cameras and take part in the Annual Photo Contest! There are Prizes and Bragging Rights! You can find out all the rules and categories on our web site – http://www.cartercountry.com

What : The ‘Parade of Ponds’.
When : Saturday, June 25th. 9am. till 4pm. Moonlight Pond Party 8pm till 11pm.
Why : This Pond Tour is a Fund Raiser for the Jackson Humane Society
Where do I get tickets : Tickets are $10 ea.(kids under 12 are Free with an adult) you can get your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio call Jo or Sandra at #731-424-2206 or online at www.cartercountry.com

~ Mark Carter



5th. ANNUAL, PARADE OF PONDS PHOTO CONTEST
April 21, 2011, 8:29 am
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WOW! Summer is right around the corner! And with the Summer season comes our Annual Parade of Ponds Tours. We are hosting 3 separate Pond Tours this year and each one will be unique and each one will host it’s own Photo Contest! I hope that you will all take part and have a lot of fun in the process! It’s FREE and you can win some $$…

 
Last years Photo Contest was FUN. We had photos of pets, wildlife, nature, children playing, people relaxing and of course waterfalls, flowers and insects. It was delightful to see what interests people have. I know this year you will have tons of great photo opportunities to capture with the click of your shutter or the push of a button. Children, parents and grandparents can all enter the contest. There are so many beautiful settings to capture that perfect shot of your child or family members. Bring your friends along and get some great shots taken together. What better way to preserve the beauty of nature than to capture it on film. With settings like these it is nearly impossible not to create breath taking pictures. I take photos regularly, then I can look back year to year and see how much the gardens have matured. We have literally watched trees grow and Waterfalls grow moss thru captured photographs.
I hope you enjoy this summer on the Pond Tours & remember, each ticket purchased supports the Jackson Madison County Humane Society, so ticket holders hold more than just a ticket. They hold the chance to help a worthy cause and to spend the day with Friends, Family and a World of Beauty.
 
 
PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORIES:

(1) BEST NATURE (2) BEST PEOPLE & PONDS (3) BEST WATER FEATURE
 
EACH CATEGORY WILL HAVE A WINNER and each WINNER will receive a $50 Gift Certificate.
We will also award a BEST OVERALL PHOTO THAT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF A WATER FEATURE. The Grand Prize Winner will recieve a $100 Gift Certificate!
 
RULES and REGULATIONS for CONTEST

 

1. All photos must be taken without causing any damage
or stress to the subject or the homeowners property.
2. All entries must be labeled with the applicants name,
address and phone number and the site # of the
Parade of Ponds entry.
3. All entries must be identified with the correct category
to be judged. The same Photo can not be submitted in
more than ONE category, BUT the contestant may
enter more than one photo per category if he or she
wishes.
4. All entries must be received by July 31st, 2011.
Winners names along with their photos, will be posted
on our website www.cartercountry.com by September 30th.
5. All entries shall become the exclusive property of
Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc., which reserves
the right to publish or reprint any entry for Carter’s
Nursery Pond & Patio purposes.

 
PHOTO QUALITY GUIDELINES, FOR ALL PHOTOS

Please use the highest resolution possible for
Digital photos (7 mega pixel or better please).
35 MM, slides and/or good quality 35 MM prints.
Email digital photos to cartercountry@charter.net.
mail slides and 35 MM photos to:
Photo Contest
2846 Old Medina Road
Jackson, TN. 38305.
 
 
Thanks and I will see you around the Ponds!
 
~ Mark Carter


Parade of Ponds Photo Contest
May 17, 2010, 10:52 am
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Well, last years photo contest was AWESOME! In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we are doing it again this year! Last year we had photos of pets, wildlife, flowers, insects, frogs, children playing, people relaxing and of course Waterfalls, Ponds and Streams. It was awesome to see what catches peoples eye. I know this year you will have tons of great photo opportunities to capture with the click of your shutter or the push of a button. Children, parents and grandparents can all enter this contest. There are so many beautiful settings to capture. Bring your family and friends along and get some great shots taken together.

What better way to preserve the beauty of nature than to capture it on film. With settings like these, it is nearly impossible not to create breath taking pictures.

I take photos regularly, then I can look back year to year and see how much the gardens have matured. I have literally watched trees and even fish grow thru captured photographs.

I hope you enjoy this Summer Pond Tour! Remember, each ticket purchased is for Charity, but ticket holders hold more than just a ticket. They hold the chance to spend the day with the beauty of Nature…

There are 3 Contest Catagories

1 – BEST NATURE

2 – BEST PEOPLE and PONDS

3 – BEST WATER FEATURE

A $ 50.00 Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificates will be awarded to each contest winner

RULES and REGULATIONS for CONTEST

1. All photos must be taken without causing any damage or stress to the subject or the homeowners property.

2. All entries must be labeled with the applicants – name, address, phone number and the site # of the Parade of Ponds entry.

3. All entries must be identified with the correct category to be judged. The same Photo can not be submitted in more than ONE category. The contestant may however enter more than one photo per category if he or she would like to do so.

4. All entries must be received by June 30th, 2010.

Winners names along with their photos, will be posted on our web site http://www.cartercountry.com

5. All entries shall become the exclusive property of Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc., which reserves the right to publish or reprint any entry for Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio purposes.

PHOTO QUALITY GUIDELINES, FOR ALL PHOTOS

Please use the highest resolution possible.

Digital Photos (7 mega pixel or better)

 35 MM prints & 35 MM slides

Email digital photos to:  jocarter@charter.net

mail slides and 35 MM photos to:

Photo Contest

2846 Old Medina Road

Jackson, TN. 38305

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

– Mark Carter



Parade of Ponds Photo Contest
June 12, 2009, 2:28 pm
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Well last years photo contest was FUN. I hope you will take part in it again this year. We had photos of pets, wildlife, nature, children playing, people relaxing and of course waterfalls, flowers and insects. It was delightful to see what interests people have. I know this year you will have tons of great photo opportunities to capture with the click of your shutter or the push of a button. Children, parents and grandparents can all enter the contest. There are so many beautiful settings to capture. Bring your family and friends along and get some great shots taken together.

What better way to preserve the beauty of nature than to capture it on film. With settings like these, it is nearly impossible not to create breath taking pictures.

I take photos regularly, then I can look back year to year and see how much the gardens have matured. We have literally watched trees grow thru captured photographs.

I hope you enjoy this summer on the tour. Remember, each ticket purchased is for Charity, but ticket holders hold more than just a ticket. They hold the chance to spend the day with the beauty of Nature. You will see nature before your very eyes. Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Lady Bugs, Frogs and Fish. They all are living, the “Life Abundant” day to day.

PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORIES

 NATURE

1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate

 PEOPLE and PONDS 

1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate,

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate,

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate

 WATER FEATURES

1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate,

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate,

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate

Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificates will be awarded to contest winners

RULES and REGULATIONS for CONTEST

1. All photos must be taken without causing any damage or stress to the subject or the homeowners property.

2. All entries must be labeled with the applicants – name, address, phone number and the site # of the Parade of Ponds entry.

3. All entries must be identified with the correct category to be judged. The same Photo can not be submitted in more than ONE category. The contestant may however enter more than one photo per category if he or she would like to do so.

4. All entries must be received by July 31st, 2009.

Winners names along with their photos, will be posted on our website http://www.cartercountry.com.

5. All entries shall become the exclusive property of Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc., which reserves the right to publish or reprint any entry for Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio purposes.

PHOTO QUALITY GUIDELINES, FOR ALL PHOTOS

Please use the highest resolution possible for

Digital Photos (7 mega pixel or better)

35 MM slides and/or good quality 35 MM prints.

Email digital photos to jocarter@charter.net.

mail slides and 35 MM photos to:

Photo Contest

2846 Old Medina Road

Jackson, TN. 38305

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

  – Mark Carter