Summer Photo Contest

Congratulations to all the photographers whose work was selected for exhibition in the first ever Conservation Foundation Summer Photo Contest! 

We received almost 200 entries for this year’s exhibit and jurors looked at criteria including composition, color, contrast, and overall quality when making their selections. In addition to technical components, they also looked for subject interest, point of view, and whether or not the image told a story. Jury selections were made without photographer names attached to the images.

Our esteemed jury included, presenting sponsor, Elizabeth Moore; noted photographer, Cliff Roles; noted photographer, Stephen B. White; and executive director of Art Center Sarasota, Lisa Berger. 

People’s Choice voting will take place June 15 through August 15 on the Conservation Foundation Facebook page. At the end of the voting period, the photo with the most likes/loves in each category will be deemed the People’s Choice Category Winner. The image with the most likes/loves overall will be the overall People’s Choice Winner. All voting will take place on Facebook and the likes/loves must be on the original image in our gallery to be counted.

 

In Love with the Land


<p><strong>Barrier Island</strong><em><br /></em>by Scott Anderson<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>
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Barrier Island
by Scott Anderson
In Love with the Land



<p><strong>Cow Camp</strong><em><br /></em>by Melissa Myers<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>
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Cow Camp
by Melissa Myers
In Love with the Land

 

<p><strong>Enchanted Pathway</strong><em><br /></em>by William Trautman<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Enchanted Pathway
by William Trautman
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Florida Black Bear in the Cypress Trees</strong><em><br /></em>by Connor Howe<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Florida Black Bear in the Cypress Trees
by Connor Howe
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Florida Crackers</strong><em><br /></em>by Eric McGrath<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Florida Crackers
by Eric McGrath
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Life and Death after the Fire</strong><em><br /></em>by Randi Donahue<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Life and Death after the Fire
by Randi Donahue
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Myakka Glory</strong><em><br /></em>by Jeff Weber<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Myakka Glory
by Jeff Weber
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Perfectly Imperfect Happy Flower</strong><em><br /></em>by Denise Equinda<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Perfectly Imperfect Happy Flower
by Denise Equinda
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Storm Clouds on the Horizon</strong><em><br /></em>by Samuel Peterson<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Storm Clouds on the Horizon
by Samuel Peterson
In Love with the Land

<p><strong>Sunset Puppy Love</strong><em><br /></em>by Omar Santiago<br /><em>In Love with the Land</em></p>

Sunset Puppy Love
by Omar Santiago
In Love with the Land

The Wonder of Water


<p><strong>Afternoon Mangrove Light</strong><em><br /></em>by Gunilla Imshaug<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Afternoon Mangrove Light
by Gunilla Imshaug
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Aquatic Avian Adagio Act Keeps Sarasota's Circus Tradition Alive</strong><em><br /></em>by Kelly Franklin<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Aquatic Avian Adagio Act Keeps Sarasota's Circus Tradition Alive
by Kelly Franklin
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Between Two Worlds</strong><em><br /></em>by Samuel Peterson<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Between Two Worlds
by Samuel Peterson
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Calm Reflections</strong><em><br /></em>by Wendi Crisp<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Calm Reflections
by Wendi Crisp
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Hazy Morning Pads</strong><em><br /></em>by Judith Horn<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Hazy Morning Pads
by Judith Horn
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Majestic</strong><em><br /></em>by Kerri Deatherage<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Majestic
by Kerri Deatherage
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Marshtackies</strong><em><br /></em>by Eric McGrath<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Marshtackies
by Eric McGrath
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Mossy Calm</strong><em><br /></em>by Beverly Eaton<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Mossy Calm
by Beverly Eaton
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Source of Life</strong><em><br /></em>by Gary Shlifer<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Source of Life
by Gary Shlifer
The Wonder of Water

<p><strong>Twinning</strong><em><br /></em>by Barbara Lockhart<br /><em>The Wonder of Water</em></p>

Twinning
by Barbara Lockhart
The Wonder of Water

Backyard Beauty


<p><strong>Backyard Beauty</strong><em><br /></em>by Kerri Deatherage<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Backyard Beauty
by Kerri Deatherage
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Backyard Palm</strong><em><br /></em>by Karen DeFelice<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Backyard Palm
by Karen DeFelice
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Coming in for Landing</strong><em><br /></em>by Randi Donahue<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Coming in for Landing
by Randi Donahue
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Eagle Feast</strong><em><br /></em>by Wendi Crisp<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Eagle Feast
by Wendi Crisp
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Hungry Osprey</strong><em><br /></em>by Allie Sandow<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Hungry Osprey
by Allie Sandow
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Love in the Firebush</strong><em><br /></em>by Claire Matturo<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Love in the Firebush
by Claire Matturo
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Monarch in Motion</strong><em><br /></em>by Annelise Adams<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Monarch in Motion
by Annelise Adams
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Pacific Water Lily</strong><em><br /></em>by Pat Watson<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Pacific Water Lily
by Pat Watson
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>Sure Sign of Summer</strong><em><br /></em>by Abbey Kessman<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

Sure Sign of Summer
by Abbey Kessman
Backyard Beauty

<p><strong>The Climb</strong><em><br /></em>by Kerri Deatherage<br /><em>Backyard Beauty</em></p>

The Climb
by Kerri Deatherage
Backyard Beauty

Up Close and Personal


<p><strong>Did That Really Happen?!</strong><em><br /></em>by Gunilla Imshaug<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Did That Really Happen?!
by Gunilla Imshaug
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Butterfly on Liatris</strong><em><br /></em>by Christopher McGarvey<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Butterfly on Liatris
by Christopher McGarvey
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Caterpillar Frenzy</strong><em><br /></em>by Jeff Weber<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Caterpillar Frenzy
by Jeff Weber
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Climbing Room Only: American Alligators Catching the Morning Sun in Their Protected Habitat at the Lower Myakka Wilderness Preserve</strong><em><br /></em>by Miri Hardy<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Climbing Room Only: American Alligators Catching the Morning Sun in Their Protected Habitat at the Lower Myakka Wilderness Preserve
by Miri Hardy
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Coming for You</strong><em><br /></em>by Judy Haran<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Coming for You
by Judy Haran
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Gray Hairstreak</strong><em><br /></em>by Scott Anderson<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Gray Hairstreak
by Scott Anderson
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Majestic Youth</strong><em><br /></em>by Robert Frank<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Majestic Youth
by Robert Frank
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Tarflower</strong><em><br /></em>by Christopher McGarvey<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Tarflower
by Christopher McGarvey
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>The Teenage Years</strong><em><br /></em>by Gunilla Imshaug<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

The Teenage Years
by Gunilla Imshaug
Up Close and Personal

<p><strong>Thistle While You Work</strong><em><br /></em>by Gloria Markiewicz<br /><em>Up Close and Personal</em></p>

Thistle While You Work
by Gloria Markiewicz
Up Close and Personal

Youth Perspective


<p><strong>A Pair of Ducks</strong><em><br /></em>by Jake Turner, age 14<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

A Pair of Ducks
by Jake Turner, age 14
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Butterfly Spots</strong><em><br /></em>by Jake Turner, age 14<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Butterfly Spots
by Jake Turner, age 14
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Falcon Fury</strong><em><br /></em>by Marley Smith, age 11<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Falcon Fury
by Marley Smith, age 11
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Fiery Reflection</strong><em><br /></em>by Mili Knego, age 12<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Fiery Reflection
by Mili Knego, age 12
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Hazy Sailboat at Sunset</strong><em><br /></em>by Mili Knego, age 12<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Hazy Sailboat at Sunset
by Mili Knego, age 12
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Pure Ibis</strong><em><br /></em>by Marley Smith, age 11<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Pure Ibis
by Marley Smith, age 11
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Rescued Calves, Arcadia, FL</strong><em><br /></em>by Thomas Taylor, age 15<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Rescued Calves, Arcadia, FL
by Thomas Taylor, age 15
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Siesta Sunset</strong><em><br /></em>by Mili Knego, age 12<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Siesta Sunset
by Mili Knego, age 12
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>Solo Seashell</strong><em><br /></em>by Lucas Deatherage, age 6.5<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

Solo Seashell
by Lucas Deatherage, age 6.5
Youth Perspective

<p><strong>You Looking at Me?</strong><em><br /></em>by Jake Turner, age 14<br /><em>Youth Perspective</em></p>

You Looking at Me?
by Jake Turner, age 14
Youth Perspective

Winners


<p>BEST-IN-SHOW <br />Up Close and Personal Category Winner (selected by jury)<br /><strong>Did That Really Happen?!</strong><em><br /></em>by Gunilla Imshaug</p>
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BEST-IN-SHOW 
Up Close and Personal Category Winner (selected by jury)
Did That Really Happen?!
by Gunilla Imshaug



<p>In Love with the Land Category Winner (selected by jury)<br /><strong>Sunset Puppy Love</strong><em><br /></em>by Omar Santiago</p>

In Love with the Land Category Winner (selected by jury)
Sunset Puppy Love
by Omar Santiago

<p>The Wonder of Water Category Winner (selected by jury)<br /><strong>Mossy Calm</strong><em><br /></em>by Beverly Eaton</p>

The Wonder of Water Category Winner (selected by jury)
Mossy Calm
by Beverly Eaton

<p>Backyard Beauty Category Winner (selected by jury)<br /><strong>Love in the Firebush</strong><em><br /></em>by Claire Matturo</p>

Backyard Beauty Category Winner (selected by jury)
Love in the Firebush
by Claire Matturo

<p>Youth Perspective Category Winner (selected by jury)<br /><strong>You Looking at Me?</strong><em><br /></em>by Jake Turner, age 14</p>

Youth Perspective Category Winner (selected by jury)
You Looking at Me?
by Jake Turner, age 14

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