Note: This item is more than six months old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.
2014 State Parks Photo Contest Winners Announced
AUSTIN- Three winning images have been selected as the best of more than 1,300 entries in the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2014 State Parks Photo Contest. The contest called for people to submit entries of playful moments at a Texas state park.
The new Instagram category brought in more than 650 entries and Flickr received 728 photo entries.
The winners are:
- Flickr entrants aged 18 years and older: Tommy Johnson for his photo “New Day” taken at Monahans Sandhills State Park.
- Flickr entrants aged 17 years and younger: Collin Hile for his photo “Arched Tree” taken at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
- Instagram: Jake Kazmirski for his photo from Caddo Lake State Park.
“My kiddos are incredibly excited. I, on the other hand, am still in a state of disbelief, “said Johnson, winner of the 18 and over category on Flickr. “This is a big honor for me. I caught the photography bug about a year ago and this really gives me some confidence"
The contest ran from March 1- April 15 on TPWD’s Flickr page and on Instagram. The winners, as well as the winning photos, were chosen in May based on composition, creativity, and overall impression, as well as how well the photos illustrated the connection between people and the outdoors.
The winners were notified last week and will claim the prize of a new HERO3+ Silver Edition GoPro© video camera from Whole Earth Provision Co., valued at $300.
To view the winning photos, visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/news_images/?g=2014_texas_state_park_photography_contest_winners.
For honorable mentions, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/texasparkswildlife/galleries/72157644396337356/
Photo Editors: Images associated with this news release are available on the TPWD Web site (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/news_images/).
Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.
Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.
Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.
To copy text into an editing software:
- Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
- Select all.
- Paste in a document in your editing program.
Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.
English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.
If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention Plain Text Pages.