Second Annual Gardens Photo Contest

carefreephotocontestBy Lyn Hitchons ~ The Town of Carefree is sponsoring the 2013 Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest featuring the beautiful downtown gardens, donated by Desert Foothills Landscape. The 4 acre garden on Easy Street contains spectacular and rare plants. All photos must include the garden but may include other features in the surrounding environment. Winning entries will be part of a 2014 calendar. The contest entry period runs from January2-  February 2, 2013. The deadline for entries is February 2, 2013.


Joe Corpora and I co-chaired the Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest last spring. Many gorgeous photos were submitted and a 2013 calendar was created using some of the photos. Calendars are for sale at Carefree Town Hall, located at 8 Sundial Circle. The cost is $15 plus tax. Proceeds go to the Town Marketing Fund, dedicated to making more people aware of what Carefree has to offer. To get inspired, view last year’s photos at

So grab your camera, visit the gardens and then enter your favorite shots!

Carefree Garden Photo Contest

Vote For The 2011 “Best Shot”

Voting Ends On December 20

This month, we announced the final monthly winner for our Oh, The Places We’ve Been! photo contest – this shot of the Antelope Slot Canyons. [Read more about the photographer and the shot on Page 43 of our December issue – in our online reader through January 3 or in a PDF format on our Archive page.]

Thank you all for sharing your travels with us throughout the past year. Now, we encourage everyone to VOTE for your favorite 2011 photo. The winning photo will be announced on the cover of our January issue. Also, stay tuned to our Facebook page where we will announce our 2012 contest!


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