Welcome to the
Austin Pond Society
Who we are
We are composed of people from all walks of life and all ages who are interested in backyard ponds and related items, fountains, waterfalls, Koi, Goldfish, plants and all of the other things it takes to make your own little bit of paradise in your own back yard.
Monthly Meeting : Monday, Sept 20th, 2021 at 6:30 PM
On-Site meeting at Mayfield Park
3505 W 35th St , Austin TX 78703
September is the month for our yearly APS Calendar Contest !
It is time to share your Beautiful, Amazing, & Whimsical Pond & Garden photos and win some prize money !
Photo contest winners will be featured in the 2022 APS Calendar.
Fall is quickly approaching & it is starting to get dark a little earlier ~ arrive a little early for plenty of time to enjoy the photo viewing & also enjoy a stroll around the Ponds at Mayfield Park .
We will be offering a combined online & in-person photo viewing at our onsite, outdoor meeting at Mayfield Park.
A viewing table will be set up by our APS Board Members.
Arrive early & place your printed photos at the appropriate spot for that category.
YOU CAN ENTER PHOTOS IN ONE OR ALL CATEGORIES
Email your LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION (horizontal) photos to CalendarContest@austinpondsociety.org and label category info.
IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING PHOTOS IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES, MAKE SURE TO LABEL YOUR EMAIL FOR THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY
RULES & GUIDELINES
For the most public online views : SUBMIT ONLINE & EARLY !
Email your LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION (horizontal) photos to CalendarContest@austinpondsociety.org
Photo Contest Entry Schedule 9-7-21 to 10-03-21at Noon
If you are bringing printed 8 X 11 LANDSCAPE photos to Mayfield, please also make sure you have a digital file available to be submitted for the Website & final voting 9-27 to 10-03.
( Please be sure to email any online entries to CalendarContest@austinpondsociety.org before 9/20/21 @ noon to be included for on-site viewing at Mayfield 9-20-21 )
A. Ponds and Pond Features submit 9-7 to 10-03
B. Fish submit 9-7 to 10-03
C. Wildlife: Insects, Amphibians, Birds submit 9-13 to 10-03
D. Pond Plants submit 9-13 to 10-03
Bring folding chairs !
Light dinner & beverages will be provided.
How to Vote:
Vote for your favorite photos from September 27- October 3.
AustinPondSociety.org will offer drop down boxes for your votes.
1st Place - $50 cash prize
2nd Place - $30 cash prize
3rd Place - $20 cash prize
You must be a member of APS in order to win. You may win or place in a maximum of two categories. Only two winners per household will be allowed.
How to Vote : Vote for your favorite photos online from September 27- October 3 using the website AustinPondSociety.org DROP DOWN voting boxes.
September 27th - October 3 we will be voting online for the APS Calendar Contest !
ONLY ONE VOTE CAN BE SUBMITTED PER MEMBER PER CATEGORY!!
At this time, the city of Austin still has restrictions on our meetings and gatherings at Zilker Botanical Gardens. We are working on plans for private, smaller, safe gatherings and a Spring 2021 Plant Swap.
We will be working hard to post and share your pond photos & videos on our Facebook page.