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Mingo NWR and Friends Group Sponsor Photography Contest
Midwest Region, August 15, 2011
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Best of Show Winner of the 2011 Mingo Swamp Friends Flora & Fauna Photography Contest:
Best of Show Winner of the 2011 Mingo Swamp Friends Flora & Fauna Photography Contest: "Swamp Candle" by Bill Brennan. The photograph is of a Prothonotary Warbler. - Photo Credit: Bill Brennan
Alternate Best of Show Winner of the 2011 Mingo Swamp Friends Flora & Fauna Photography Contest:
Alternate Best of Show Winner of the 2011 Mingo Swamp Friends Flora & Fauna Photography Contest: "Early Morning Forest" by Mark Pelton. - Photo Credit: Mark Pelton
2011 Winner of the Youth Native Wildlife Category of the Mingo Swamp Friends Photography Contest:
2011 Winner of the Youth Native Wildlife Category of the Mingo Swamp Friends Photography Contest: "Open Wide" by Cody Moore. - Photo Credit: Cody Moore

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and the Mingo Swamp Friends sponsored their sixth Annual Mingo Swamp Flora & Fauna Photography Contest in August 2011. The contest was open to adults and youth under 17 years of age and had five categories in each age division: Mingo Landscape, Native Wildlife, Native Plant, Artistically Enhanced, and People in Nature. A sixth category, Professional, was offered for the adult division.

 

A total of 186 photographs were submitted with 68 winning entries. Prizes and ribbons were awarded. The winning photos will become part of a traveling exhibit to Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Mo., various Missouri Department of Conservation state offices, Sikeston Depot Museum and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). Drury Southwest, Inc. and The River Hills Traveler contributed to the contest.


Contact Info: Lindsey Landowski, 573-343-4268, lindsey_landowski@fws.gov



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