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.
BEST-IN-SHOW (selected by jury)
Up Close and Personal Category Winner (selected by jury)
Did That Really Happen?!
by Gunilla Imshaug
People's Choice BEST-IN-SHOW
People's Choice Youth Perspective Category Winner
by Marley Smith, age 11