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Check Out the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Photographers of all ages and experience levels were invited to submit original work showcasing the beauty of natural Florida.

By Staff July 8, 2024

Majestic Elegance by Ken Macejka
Majestic Elegance by Ken Macejka

Image: Ken Macejka

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has announced the juried selections and winners for its fifth annual Summer Photo Contest. 

Photographers of all ages and experience levels were invited to submit original work showcasing the beauty of natural Florida to foundation's online competition. Jurors included award-winning photographer and digital artist Steve White; award-winning photographer and writer Mary Lundeberg; conservation biologist, educator and wildlife photographer Alberto Lopez Torres; photographer Kerri Deatherage; and three-time Summer Photo Contest People’s Choice Winner, Diane Fairey.

More than 300 photographs from photographers across the state were submitted to this year’s contest. When making selections, jurors evaluated submissions on composition, color, contrast, point of view, whether the image told a story and how well the image fit the category. In addition to selecting which images would be included in the exhibit, jurors awarded a winner in each category as well as an overall Best-In-Show. 

Here are this year's winners.

The Big Picture: Morning Fog in the Forest by Anthony Berry

<em>Morning Fog in the Forest</em> by Anthony Berry
Morning Fog in the Forest by Anthony Berry

Image: Anthony Berry

The Art of Nature: Falling Embers in the Moonlight by Anthony Berry

<em>Falling Embers in the Moonlight</em> by Anthony Berry
Falling Embers in the Moonlight by Anthony Berry

Image: Anthony Berry

Old Florida Charm: Fishing on the Pond by Eddie Miller

<em>Fishing on the Pond</em> by Eddie Miller
Fishing on the Pond by Eddie Miller

Image: Eddie Miller

It’s A Wild Life and Best-In-Show Winner: Majestic Elegance by Ken Macejka

<em> Majestic Elegance</em> by Ken Macejka
Majestic Elegance by Ken Macejka

Image: Ken Macejka

Youth Perspective: Butterfly on Flowers by Reagan McIntosh

Butterfly on Flowers by Reagan McIntosh
Butterfly on Flowers by Reagan McIntosh

For more information, click here. People’s Choice voting is happening now through Sept. 2, 2024, on the Conservation Foundation Facebook page. People’s Choice winners will be announced on Facebook throughout the day on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2024.

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