Florida State Parks Announce 2013 Photo Contest Winners

2013-winners-combo_original_cropThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and the Friends of Florida State Parks Inc. congratulates the winners of the 2013 Florida State Parks Photo Contest. First place winner Gary Oliver’s photo, Back to the Island, was taken at Bahia Honda State Park. Both Second and Third place went to Pricilla McDaniel for photos taken at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, entitled Caspian Terns and A Guest While Eating My Lunch.

“Each year, we receive hundreds of amazing photos taken at Florida’s state parks and state trails. Each one inspires us to visit our state parks to enjoy our incredible natural and cultural resources,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “Congratulations to the winners and all who entered the contest. I look forward to seeing all the beautiful photos we receive in 2014.”

Annual photo contest winners are selected from the 12 monthly photo contest winners throughout 2013 selected by visitors to http://www.floridastateparks.org. The photographs were evaluated by professional photographers to determine the top three winners. A Florida State Parks Family Annual Entrance Pass will be presented to Gary Oliver for shooting the winning photo. Priscilla McDaniel will receive a Florida State Parks Individual Annual Entrance Pass.

The Florida State Parks and State Trails Photo Contest allows visitors to share their experiences at state parks and on state trails. Register and submit your favorite photos for a chance to win entrance passes to visit Florida’s state parks. Visit the Photo Contest website for rules and details.

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