Four Winds’ 2017 Photo Contest! The results are in!
The idea for a photo contest sprouted in the summer of 2016 as we were planning our 10th birthday. To help us celebrate, generous and dear friends to Four Winds made a donation to provide awards to the winning contestants.
We received some 240 photos for consideration – So many delightful, creative and beautiful images!
The Photo Contest judges had the fun challenge of considering and selecting winners for each category. (and after lots of lively debate, the judges added a “Runner-up” award in three of the categories and a Very Special Mention, too.)
In Structure and Function, 1st prize winner is Louise Garfield for Skull Sleuthing:
In Structure and Function, runner–up is Rueben Vidrio for Owl in the Woods:
For Patterns in Nature, 1st prize winner is Ellen Bodin for Sunflower Fibonnaci and Baby Barn Swallows:
For Cycles, 1st prize is awarded to Jesse Bodin for Metamorphosis:
In the Ecosystems category, 1st prize goes to Gretchen Gould for Boy with Net:
In the Ecosystems category, runner–up is Casey Carmolli for Stream Findings:
In Earth and the Environment, Erika Bodin wins 1st prize with World in a Single Drop:
In Earth and the Environment, Robert Ruble is runner–up with Racing the Wind:
Grand Prize goes to Jesse Bodin for Milkweed Silk:
And Very Special Mention goes to Rick Rayfield for this photo of children releasing milkweed seeds in the snow!