Thursday, August 5, 2010

17th Annual Photo Contest St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was once again pleased to host its 17th Annual Photo Contest. This year's winning photos will be made into a postcard packet showcasing animals from throughout the zoo. One of the goals of this project is to educate and bring awareness to the Roseate Spoonbill Banding Project. Therefore, a portion of the proceeds of each postcard packet will go to this Audubon of Florida field research project.

Entries were received from all over the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This year's judge was Olis Garber, a professional photographer in Jacksonville FL. Olis is an experienced St. Augustine Alligator Farm photo contestant with six winning photos—including one BEST IN SHOW—during the last four years. You can find his bio on our website:

With nearly 500 photos submitted, Olis faced quite a challenge during the selection process. This year's winning photographs are better than ever and will be on display at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm as well as on our website.
Best in Show
William Miller $500.00

Nine additional photos will also be displayed in the postcard booklet,
and were taken by the following photographers:

Amy Marques
Susan Allshouse
David Boyd
Chris Willis
Jill Kossin
James Urbach
Mary Angela Luzader
Daniel Cedras (2 photos)

Photographers mentioned above will receive $200 (per photo)
Thank you to all the photographers for all of their wonderful pictures, and as always, we look forward to next year's entries!

Gen Anderson
Bird & Mammal Curator

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