2013 was the first year for the new website and its ability to publish large quantities of photographs.
The Webmaster was interested in seeing how the landscape pictures would work. So with the judge out of town for a large part of early August, he cruised some streets and took pictures of properties that in effect he was nominating for the judging.
Another board member and his faithful dog also nominated several homes in a similar way.
There were two properties nominated by members, one was for a neighbor and one was a self-nomination. Both were consider valid nominations and both made the final list.
All photos were published on a hidden web page as taken with the access to the page provided to the judge and the other board members.
When the judge returned to town he was provided with a map indicating what streets had been look at and which had not. The judge added several more properties to the list, pictures were taken, and the 19 properties accumulated became the final group for the Landscape Judging web page.
The four "Special Recognition" properties were named by the judge and letters were written to all with $25 checks included for the four winners. These four were noted on the web page which was made public the day before the picnic.
There were four comments known to the Webmaster made as to the 2013 web page. All by board members ...
It took a long time to look at all of the pictures
There should be two pictures per property with more for the winners
I like to get landscaping ideas so more is better
Maybe we should also do something in the springtime for houses that are exceptional then