Here we present the winners of the 30th Anniversary photo contest hosted by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Hundreds of lovely photos from 44 photographers made the judging very difficult. Our panel deliberated for hours! Thank you to the talented photographers who are helping us tell the story of conservation across the region.
Be sure to see More Excellent Entries which include over 75 other great submissions. Want to judge for yourself? Stay tuned to Facebook where we will host a fan’s choice poll!
Category winners will receive a bottle of artisan cider produced in the Finger Lakes by renowned cidermaker Eve’s Cidery, along with a stainless Go Finger Lakes trail tumbler and Land Trust hat. The top 3 overall winners will also receive a $50 gift certificate to Old Goat Gear Exchange (1st prize), a hardback edition of A Sand County Almanac (2nd prize), and a $25 gift certificate for u-picking at a conserved farm, Indian Creek Farm (3rd prize). Thank you kindly, prize donors!
– First Prize Overall –
Winner of the Landscape Category
Sunrise over heron rookery at Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve
– Second Prize Overall –
Winner of the Wildlife Category
Prairie Warbler at Roy H. Park Preserve
– Third Prize Overall –
Winner of the People in Nature Category
Hiker by Lower Falls at Sweedler Preserve
Winner of the Plants and Fungi Category
Milkweed at Wesely Hill Nature Preserve
Winner of the Aerial Category
Skaneateles Lake at Hinchcliff Family Preserve
Winner of the Black and White Category
Hanging Tree at Grimes Glen County Park
Winner of the Mobile Category
First Falls at Grimes Glen County Park
Note to contestants: The proposed Wildlife & Plants category was split into two separate categories because we received so many excellent entries. Thank you! There were no entries in the Young Photographers category. Maybe next year, kids!