Photo Contest


 
                                                                                                                       8th ANNUAL 2013
     MINGO SWAMP FLORA & FAUNA PHOTOGRAPHY
                                      CONTEST WINNERS 

CONTEST THEME:"To promote public awareness of the beauty, value, and uniqueness of Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, the Mingo Swamp Friends and Refuge staff welcome amateur and professional photographers of all ages to enter our annual photography contest."
                                                     
The winning images will be uploaded soon, please check back under the Photos and Video tab early September to see the winning images - Thank you!!
 
  
A big thank-you to all of the photographers that submitted images for the contest. Next year we will have the capacity in our new Visitor Center to display all of the photographs that have been entered so you can see all of the fantasitc images that have been submitted, along with the winners. So, make sure to check it out for next year's contest in 2014! Until then, keep snapping those photos for next year's contest! (2014 Deadline: Friday August 1, 2014)
                                                                                    
                                                                                  And now...the winners!

Best of Show - “Cypress at Dawn” by Fred Grayson

Alternate Best of Show – “Stoic Sentinel” by Melissa Shepherd

Adult: Native Wildlife

1st Place – “Silent Hunter” by Patty Bitterman

2nd Place – “Egret on Mingo River” by Fred Grayson

3rd Place – “New Arrival” by Aaron Altenthal

Honorable Mention – “Red Tail Hawk” by Myra Eichorn

Honorable Mention – “Nappin’ in the Sun” by Christine Anthony

Adult: Native Plant

1st Place – “The Passion” by Patty Bitterman

2nd Place – “Water Lily” by Shirley Teets

3rd Place – “Passion” by Reva Dow

Honorable Mention – “Trumpet Vine” by Judy Russell

Honorable Mention – “Fungus on a Floating Log” by Delbert Hupp

Adult: Mingo Landscape

1st Place – “Swamp Nights” by Sharon Tuschhoff

2nd Place – “Bluff Overlook” by Bruce Beck

3rd Place – “Summer Green” by Reva Dow

Honorable Mention – “Fall Glory” by Deborah Gentles

Honorable Mention – “Sunrise at Red Mill Pond” by Bruce Beck

Honorable Mention – “Flat Banks Winter”

Adult: People in Nature

1st Place – “Born Fisherman” by Sharon Tuschhoff

2nd Place – “Kenny” by Judy Russell

3rd Place – “Exploring Mingo River” by Bruce Beck

Honorable Mention – “A Perfect Ending” by Patty Bitterman

Honorable Mention – “Starting Young” by Christine Anthony

Adult: Artistically Enhanced

1st Place – “Spicebush Swallowtail” by Deborah Gentles

2nd Place – “Sisters” by Sharon Tuschoff

3rd Place – “Dislodged” by Patty Bitterman

Honorable Mention – “Mingo’s Grand Finale”

Honorable Mention – “Snack Time” by Christine Anthony

Honorable Mention – “After the Autumn Rain” by Melissa Shepherd

Professional Division

1st Place – “Egret” by Tom Neumeyer

2nd Place – “Native Iris” by Tom Neumeyer

3rd Place – “Water Lily” by Tom Neumeyer

Youth: Native Wildlife

1st Place – “What Big Eyes You Have!” by Alexis Mandry

2nd Place – “Ain’t Nuttin’ Better” by Katelyn Clark

3rd Place – “The Essence of Mingo” by Amy Hayes

Honorable Mention – “Sweetness” by Katelyn Clark

Honorable Mention – “On the Run” by Alexis Mandry

Honorable Mention – “A Watchful Eye” by Katelyn Clark

Youth: Native Plant

1st Place – “Iris” by Zachary Borowiak

2nd Place – “Butterfly Milkweed” by Alexis Mandry

3rd Place – “Beautiful” by Katelyn Clark

Youth: Mingo Landscape

1st Place – “Serenity” by Katelyn Clark

2nd Place – “The Road Less Traveled” by Amy Hayes

3rd Place – “Shady Innocence” by Amy Hayes

Honorable Mention – “Summer at Mingo” by Alexis Mandry

Honorable Mention – “Summer Sunrise” by Katelyn Clark

Youth: People in Nature

1st Place – “A Stroll Through Mingo” by Katelyn Clark

--No other qualifying entries for this category

Youth: Artistically Enhanced

1st Place – “Wadin’ In” by Alexis Mandry

--No other qualifying entries for this category


PRIZES WILL BE MAILED SOON TO THE WINNERS



SPONSORED BY:
  Mingo Swamp Friends and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Mingo National Wildlife Refuge


All winning photographs will remain in the care of Mingo Swamp Friends and Mingo NWR until August 2014 while going on exhibit at the Mingo NWR Visitor Center and other public locations.


All entries that did not place are available for pick up at the Refuge Office, or if you enclosed a self-addressed stamped (SASE) envelope, we will get those back to you.
 

 

RIGHTS TO USE

 

 

All entrants agreed to allow Mingo Swamp Friends and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge rights to publish winning photos in future promotional publications without compensation.


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pon entry of photo contest, participants acknowledge that neither Mingo NWR, Mingo Swamp Friends, nor any sponsors of the contest are responsible for lost or damaged photographs, or liable for copyright or other legal disputes that may arise from this competition.


This page was last updated on: 08/22/2013

 

   
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