McKee Botanical Garden announces waterlily photo contest winners

“Into the Looking Glass,” by Dawn Currie of Indian Harbor Beach, won both 1st place in Black and White and won the “People’s Choice” award
NEWS RELEASE

McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Waterlily Photo Contest held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Waterlily Celebration on June 17.

On Friday, June 16, three accomplished photographers judged 128 spectacular photos submitted by local residents and beyond.  The judges selected a first, second and third place winner, as well as an honorable mention in the following adult categories (Color, Black and White, and Manipulated).  A Youth category for photographers 17 and under was also judged and a first, second and third place winner was selected.

On Saturday, during the 13th Annual Waterlily Celebration, the public was given the opportunity to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award. 

The list of winners included:

People’s Choice Winner –  “Into the Looking Glass” by Dawn Currie

“Illusion” by Lauralee McKay, Vero Beach, FL

Color

1st Place – “Illusion” by Lauralee McKay, Vero Beach, FL

2nd Place – “The Promise” by Linda L. Leonard, Vero Beach, FL

3rd Place – “Happy Father’s Day” by Billy Ocker, Sebastian, FL  32958

Honorable Mention – “After the Rain” by Dawn Currie, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Black and White

1st Place – “Into the Looking Glass” by Dawn Currie, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

2nd Place – “High Noon” by Lee Benson, Vero Beach, FL

3rd Place – “Rippled Lily” by Brian Heady, Vero Beach, FL

Honorable Mention – “Awakened” by Linda L. Leonard, Vero Beach, Fl

“Golden” by George F. Bollis, Jr., Vero Beach

Manipulated

1st Place – “Golden” by George F. Bollis, Jr., Vero Beach, FL

2nd Place –  “Lily Puddle” by Linda L. Leonard, Vero Beach, FL

3rd Place – “Celebration” by Rebecca Ragain, Satellite Beach, FL

Honorable Mention – “Manipulated Reflection” by Tim Hinkle, Jr., Vero Beach, FL

“Patriotic Lily” by Mia Arrington, Vero Beach

Youth

1st Place – “Patriotic Lily” by Mia Arrington, Vero Beach, FL

2nd Place – “Solitary Beauty” by Mia Arrington, Vero Beach, FL

3rd Place – “Solemn Gathering” by Mia Arrington, Vero Beach, FL

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