Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Photography Contest Reception

Audubon South Carolina announced the winners of the 2007 Audubon South Carolina Nature Photography Contest, co-sponsored by the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association, and unveiled the display of the winning photographs at a reception on January 17th at the Summerville Visitor Center.

The contest invited photographers to capture the beauty of the natural world at the Beidler Forest and Silver Bluff Audubon Centers. Nearly 100 entries were submitted, with participants from as far away as California and Pennsylvania, as well as numerous entrants from North and South Carolina. Norman Brunswig, executive Director of Audubon South Carolina, is shown here awarding Joe Kegley.

Overall First Place Winner:

Joe Kegley’s “Prothonotary Warbler and Chick.”

Second Place Awards:

Carla Klouda ~ “Where Time Stands Still” (Plant/Landscape category)

Joe Kegley for “Fawn,” (Wildlife)

Third place Awards:

Forrest Roberts ~ “Beautiful Landing” (Wildlife)

Mark Hoyle ~ “Cypress” (Plant/Landscape)

Honorable Mention Awards:

Carla Klouda ~ “Female Spangled Skimmer” (Wildlife)

Forrest Roberts ~ “This Side Up” (Wildlife)

Reggie Daves ~ “Passion Flower with Gulf Fritillary” (Plant/Landscape)

Nancy Baldwin ~ “Atamasco Lily” and “Hollow Tree with Maple Seedling" (Plant/Landscape)

State senators Heyward Hutson, Patsy Knight and Randy Scott and Summerville Town Council members Howard Bridgman, Mike Dawson and Bob Jackson joined other members of the community to honor the photographers. The winning photographs will remain on display at the Summerville Visitor Center through the end of January and will be posted on the ASC webpage shortly.

Note: The 2008 Contest will begin on March 15th, with the guidelines and application made available on the website by mid-February.

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