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Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy 2010 Photo Contest Winners

32 winners selected from over 220 entries

November 14, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy ( www.sblc-mi.org) presented the winners of the fourth Nature Photography Contest at the organizations "Wonders of the Watershed" event last week. (See related MyBayCity article 5380).

The goal of the photo contest is to encourage people to capture the images of nature in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. This year a record 221 photos were entered.

MyBayCity.com is pleased to present the entire collection of the thirty-two photos that were given highest honors by the judges.

Kawkawlin resident Athan Zoes, 5 years old, received honorable mention for two of his photos, while his mother, Angela, won third place in the Landscape category. Siblings Corbin, 17, and Jocelyn Denham, 9, of Bay City were both recognized for their photos. A photo of the Saginaw Bay taken by Rachael Walsh of Bay City of won first place in the Landscape category, while her granddaughter Rori Chapman, age 4, received an honorable mention in the Student category.

Husband and wife John and Janine Britt of Pigeon won recognition in the Photo-art and Landscapes categories. The youngest participant this year was four years old.

The top three winners in each category received cash prices (1st place was $50, 2nd place was $25; and 3rd place was $10). In the student category, all who received an honorable mention received a $10 prize.

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy works to maintain the quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed through the preservation of important wetlands, waterways and land of all types. The Conservancy is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization working in the Saginaw Basin. To date, the Conservancy has protected more than 5,560 acres in the watershed.

Links to winning photos: 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.


2010 Nature Photography Contest winners follow.

Landscape
Photo-Art
Plants and Flowers
Student
Wildlife

LANDSCAPE

  • 1st Place: Glowing Vista by Rachel Walsh
  • 2nd Place: Trail Through Color Clusters by Janine Britt
  • 3rd Place: Fire Sunrise by Angela Zoes
  • Honorable Mention: Misty Morning at Ojibway by Weston Woodbridge

  • Landscape 1st Place: Glowing Vista by Rachel Walsh
     

    Landscape 2nd Place: Trail Through Color Clusters by Janine Britt
     

    Landscape 3rd Place: Fire Sunrise by Angela Zoes
     

    Landscape Honorable Mention: Misty Morning at Ojibway by Weston Woodbridge
     



    Landscape
    Photo-Art
    Plants and Flowers
    Student
    Wildlife

    PHOTO ART

  • 1st Place: Two Paths Diverged by Craig Sterken
  • 2nd Place: Rainbow Monarch by Janine Britt
  • 3rd Place: Summertime Transients by John Britt

  • Photo Art 1st Place: Two Paths Diverged by Craig Sterken
     

    Photo Art 2nd Place: Rainbow Monarch by Janine Britt
     

    Photo Art 3rd Place: Summertime Transients by John Britt
     



    Landscape
    Photo-Art
    Plants and Flowers
    Student
    Wildlife

    PLANTS and FLOWERS

  • 1st Place: Imminent Sunrise by Adam Periard
  • 2nd Place: Ghost Pipes by William Gough
  • 3rd Place: Cattail in Autumn Sunlight by Connie Heslinger
  • Honorable Mention: Faces to the Sun by James LaFleur

  • Plants / Flowers 1st Place: Imminent Sunrise by Adam Periard
     

    Plants / Flowers 2nd Place: Ghost Pipes by William Gough
     

    Plants / Flowers 3rd Place: Cattail in Autumn Sunlight by Connie Heslinger
     

    Plants / Flowers Honorable Mention: Faces to the Sun by James LaFleur
     



    Landscape
    Photo-Art
    Plants and Flowers
    Student
    Wildlife --------------

    STUDENT

    17 years of age or younger
  • 1st Place: Double Lily by Vaughn Hartley, age 15
  • 2nd Place: Autumn Raindrops by Jocelyn Denham, age 9
  • 3rd Place: Friends by Brooke Moeller, age 6
  • Honorable Mention: Dinner for a Bee & Beautiful Day by Athan Zoes, age 5
  • Honorable Mention: Crushed Lilies by Rori Chapman, age 4
  • Honorable Mention: Reflections by Jocelyn Denham, age 9
  • Honorable Mention: Goldenrod by Joy Bonke, age 12
  • Honorable Mention: Daisies Galore by Tavian Anderson, age 12
  • Honorable Mention: Ruby Berries by Hannah Castillo, age 14
  • Honorable Mention: Timber by Taylor Duhaime, age 14
  • Honorable Mention: Pond of Hope by Katarina Nerio, age 17
  • Honorable Mention: Spring Awakening by Corbin Denham, age 17

  • Student 1st Place: Double Lily by Vaughn Hartley, age 15
     

    Student 2nd Place: Autumn Raindrops by Jocelyn Denham, age 9
     

    Student 3rd Place: Friends by Brooke Moeller, age 6
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Dinner for a Beeby Athan Zoes, age 5
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Beautiful Day by Athan Zoes, age 5
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Crushed Lilies by Rori Chapman, age 4
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Reflections by Jocelyn Denham, age 9
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Goldenrod by Joy Bonke, age 12
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Daisies Galore by Tavian Anderson, age 12
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Ruby Berries by Hannah Castillo, age 14
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Timber by Taylor Duhaime, age 14
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Pond of Hope by Katarina Nerio, age 17
     

    Student Honorable Mention: Spring Awakening by Corbin Denham, age 17
     



    Landscape
    Photo-Art
    Plants and Flowers
    Student
    Wildlife

    WILDLIFE

  • 1st Place: White Tail Fawn by Nancy Nickerson
  • 2nd Place: Family Time by Gary L. Anderson
  • 3rd Place: Sweatin' It by Michael Weadock
  • Honorable Mention: Bee in the Garden by Rich Gill
  • Honorable Mention: Chase by Ruth Richardson
  • Honorable Mention: Praying Mantis by Nancy Nickerson
  • Honorable Mention: Mating Dragonflies by Christi Raines
  • Honorable Mention: A Duck Out of Water by Christi Raines

  • Wildlife 1st Place: White Tail Fawn by Nancy Nickerson
     

    Wildlife 2nd Place: Family Time by Gary L. Anderson
     

    Wildlife 3rd Place: Sweatin' It by Michael Weadock
     

    Wildlife Honorable Mention: Bee in the Garden by Rich Gill
     

    Wildlife Honorable Mention: Chase by Ruth Richardson
     

    Wildlife Honorable Mention: Praying Mantis by Nancy Nickerson
     

    Wildlife Honorable Mention: Mating Dragonflies by Christi Raines
     

    Wildlife Honorable Mention: A Duck Out of Water by Christi Raines
     



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