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Results for the 2013 Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest

Region 3, November 26, 2013
Wildlife Category – 2nd Place – “Between a Rock and a Hard Case,” Thomas Itoney, Midland, MI
Wildlife Category – 2nd Place – “Between a Rock and a Hard Case,” Thomas Itoney, Midland, MI - Photo Credit: n/a
Habitat Category – 1st Place – “End of Summer Colors,” Rebecca Kelly, Saginaw, MI
Habitat Category – 1st Place – “End of Summer Colors,” Rebecca Kelly, Saginaw, MI - Photo Credit: n/a
Wildlife Category – 3rd Place – “Autumn Eagle,” Tim Kaufman, Saginaw, MI
Wildlife Category – 3rd Place – “Autumn Eagle,” Tim Kaufman, Saginaw, MI - Photo Credit: n/a
Manager’s Choice – “Egret Sunset,” Mikayla Kelly, Saginaw, MI (Youth Entry)
Manager’s Choice – “Egret Sunset,” Mikayla Kelly, Saginaw, MI (Youth Entry) - Photo Credit: n/a

Pure elegance was displayed in many of the entries in this year’s photo contest. There was much diversity shown across this year’s 26 entries. Judges took their time when voting during Open House (September 20-22, 2013).

 

For three days, visitors we able to cast their votes on this year’s entries exhibited at Green Point Environmental Learning Center (part of Shiawassee Refuge).

Entries were submitted across four categories: Habitat, People, Wildlife and Young Nature Photographers.

After adding the votes The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge would like to announce the following winners:

Manager’s Choice – “Egret Sunset,” Mikayla Kelly, Saginaw, MI (Youth Entry)

Habitat – 1st Place – “End of Summer Colors,” Rebecca Kelly, Saginaw, MI
Habitat - 2nd Place – “Reflections,” Jeff Novess, Montrose, MI
Habitat – 3rd Place – “Who’s That,” Brenda Lister, Saginaw, MI

People – 1st Place – “Just Looking,” Tex Allen, Saginaw, MI

Wildlife– 1st Place – “Reflections of Summer,” Rebecca Kelly, Saginaw MI
Wildlife– 2nd Place – “Living Free,” Tex Allen, Saginaw, MI
Wildlife- 2nd Place – “Between a Rock and a Hard Case,” Thomas Itoney, Midland, MI
Wildlife– 3rd Place – “Autumn Eagle,” Tim Kaufman, Saginaw, MI
Wildlife- 3rd Place – “Pollinating the Shiawassee,” Thai-Hoa Le, Kentwood, MI

Young Nature Photographer – 1st Place – “Dandelion Sunset,” Mikayla Kelly, Saginaw, MI
Young Nature Photographer – 2nd Place - “Egret Sunset,” Mikayla Kelly, Saginaw, MI

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge would like to thank all of the participants. Pictures from this year’s winners viewed on Facebook while other entries will be added throughout the year. Up to two photos taken at the refuge between the dates September 1, 2013- August 31, 2014 can be submitted into the 2014 contest.

Learn more about Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge by visiting us online: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/shiawassee/

Contact Info: Lionel Grant, 989-759-1669, lionel_grant@fws.gov