About Botany Photo of the Day (Updated Jul 4, 2005) Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog hosted by UBC Botanical Garden that features a plant-related photograph every day. According to our web site statistics, each day more than 1000 web site visitors check out the latest photograph. We'd like to expand the contributors to Botany Photo of the Day to include a user-submitted photograph once a week. There are a few reasons for this: 1) photographs by mostly me and a few other UBC staff and researchers will stylistically repeat over time - it's inevitable. Outside contributions will mix up the look and feel of the photographs. 2) it expands the geographic range of the photographs. While we do feature plants from around the world through the garden, they are still plants that grow in a Pacific Northwest maritime climate - we'd like to mix that up a little with plants that we can't grow here or grow natively elsewhere. What you get out of it: fame and fortune, minus the fortune. You will be thanked by name as the contributor of the photograph, and if you have a weblog or web page, I'll likely link to it. If you write the associated blurb with the photograph, that will also be noted. It's a bit of a way to show off if you are particularly proud of an image you've taken. What you need to know: 1) the photograph does need to be of a certain decent quality, which I suppose I am the judge of. 2) the photograph will be cropped or resized to match the dimensions required of the format 3) not every photograph submitted will be used - we'll feature roughly one a week. We like to talk about ourselves and the plants at UBC too much to do more. 4) please note that by submitting a photograph, you are granting UBC Botanical Garden a non-exclusive (it's your image, after all), single-use license to display the image on its Botany Photo of the Day site and its archives. You also allow UBC Botanical Garden to store the image on its server, solely for the purpose of the Botany Photo of the Day site and its archives. You retain sole copyright over the image, although it'd be great if you also licensed the image under the same Creative Commons license we use (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0). If not, we'll let people know that the image is not CC-licensed. 5) Read through the Photo of the Day entries to get a feel for subjects - plants, of course, but also natural landscapes and cultivated landscapes. 6) Of course, it must be your photograph or you must have permission from the photographer to use it for this purpose (and that person must also agree to license it as above license). If someone submits something that is not their photograph (and I post it), I personally get to bear the brunt of the fallout. This would not make me happy. Lastly, if you've already posted something to the boards that you'd like to submit, please just link to the thread (or let us know the thread title and the forum). That way we don't use up double the space in the database for the images. Any other questions, please ask. I might change some of the above rules if I've missed something.