Weeks Bay Foundation announces 2017 Photo Contest winners

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Posted 12/29/17

There is natural beauty throughout coastal Alabama. In the way the sunlight touches a leaf, or a baby sea turtle takes its first steps on the snow-white sand. Perhaps it’s the petals of a Spider …

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Weeks Bay Foundation announces 2017 Photo Contest winners

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There is natural beauty throughout coastal Alabama. In the way the sunlight touches a leaf, or a baby sea turtle takes its first steps on the snow-white sand. Perhaps it’s the petals of a Spider Lily, or the majestic Brown Pelican as it glides low across the water.

“We aren’t always in the right place at the right time, but we are fortunate to have local photographers among us who capture these images so we can share them with the community,” Yael Girard, executive director of the Weeks Bay Foundation said. And it is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2017 Weeks Bay Photo Contest.

The winning photos were selected by judges Rodney Kilgore, Kathy Hicks, and Janice Neitzel from among 234 photographs submitted. The Adult and Junior divisions are Flora, Fauna, Habitat and People in Nature. There is also an overall Best in Show, and this year, a Best of Show in the Junior division. The winning photos will be available for viewing on the Weeks Bay Foundation website (weeksbay.org), at the Five Rivers Apalachee Exhibit Hall, and they will be featured throughout the year in Weeks Bay Foundation literature.

The winners are:

 

Open Best in Show--Debi Parnell (pictured)

Junior Best in Show: Evelyn Prickett (pictured)

People in Nature

1st Place –Kim Huskey (pictured)

2nd Place –Mary Smith

3rd Place –Angie Carn

Hon Men –Herbert Hahn

Junior People in Nature

1st Place –Sophia Haines (pictured)

2nd Place –Sophia Haines

3rd Place –Isaac Martin

Hon Men –Isaac Martin

Habitat

1st Place –Susan Rouillier (pictured)

2nd Place –Karen Chiasson

3rd Place – Winston McQuitery

Hon Men – Gwen Ainsworth

Junior Habitat

1st Place –Cole Boswell (pictured)

2nd Place –Sophia Haines

3rd Place –Ashlyn Powers

Hon Men –Brooke Hahn

Flora

1st Place – Susan Rouillier (pictured)

2nd Place –Charles Lilly

3rd Place –Debi Parnell

Hon Men –Karen Chiasson

Junior Flora

1st Place –Audrey Haines (pictured)

2nd Place –Sophia Haines

3rd Place –Isaac Martin

Hon Men –Aidan Hood

Fauna

1st Place –Karen Chiasson (pictured)

2nd Place –Susan Rouillier

3rd Place –Tonda Dickerson

Hon Men –Angie Carn

Junior Fauna

1st Place -- Isaac Martin (pictured)

2nd Place – Isaac Martin

3rd Place – Sophia Haines

Hon Men – Sophia Haines