Submitted by Jay Kayne
August 2, 2021
Wild Amelia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Photography Contest. This year’s selections in three categories–professional, adult and youth–went through a two-stage judging process. The Wild Amelia board of directors reviewed all the entries and chose the finalists based on content, i.e., pictures which best represented indigenous flora and fauna on Amelia Island. The finalists were then rated by professional photographers on technical merit.
The grand prize winners for 2021 are:
Professional photography, Jensen Bell, “The Blessing” featuring two owlets. (R)
Adult photography, Marceil Bodtker, “Blue-Eyed Darner Dragonfly” (C)
Youth photography, Penelope Baker, “Deer and Eastern Kingbird” (L)
In addition to the three grand prize winners, 13 additional photographs will be featured in the 2022 Wild Amelia calendar. Copies of the 2022 calendar will be available this fall on-line, at Wild Amelia events and at the Atlantic Rec Center.
Wild Amelia’s mission is to educate residents and visitors about the local bioregion and encourage stewardship of the area’s natural resources through events and programs that educate and entertain while promoting a conservation ethic. For updates on the status of program activities, please visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.