Club celebrates outdoors with calendar

The Wilton Garden Club has announced its “Wilton Walks” photography contest. Like last year, the contest is open to photographers of all ages. It aims to inspire residents to “go outside and photograph Wilton in every season and every location — from your backyard in winter or spring to your favorite local tree or stone wall to an amazing vista or a lovely spot along the Norwalk River, whatever appeals to the person behind the camera,” according to a press release from the club.

All entries will be displayed at Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Center in Georgetown for the months of November and December. A panel of judges will select 12 winning photographs that will earn a place in the 2014 “Wilton Walks” calendar, available for sale in December. Proceeds will go towards the club’s ongoing renovation and operation of its greenhouse at Comstock Community Center.

Kristen Begor, co-chair of the club’s Conservation Committee, which is organizing the contest, said, “The photo contest and calendar were so well received last year that we decided to do it again this year. This contest is such a great excuse to get outside with your camera and capture your special spots or views and share them with others. It is a unique way to celebrate Wilton and our amazing outdoors.”

Submissions will be accepted at the G&B Center through Oct. 25. Photographs may be either black & white or color and must be matted in landscape format. There is no size limitation on photographs but only three entries will be accepted per photographer.

The 12 winning photos will be announced at the opening night reception on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 at the cultural center. For detailed submission guidelines and the entry form, visit