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DNR Photo Contest Winners Announced
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Maryland Natural Resource Magazine Photo Contest. Nearly 400 photographers entered over 1,600 photographs into this year’s contest, with every county in the state represented.
The winner of the 2007 contest is Chuck Prahl of Cambridge, for his photograph “Working the Trotline” taken of a fishing boat on the Choptank River in Cambridge. Second place went to Sid Keiser of Cockeysville, for his tranquil shot of the boat Miss Jennifer tied at dock entitled “Water Color”. Third place went to Karen Messick of Baltimore, for her close-up of a blue flower simply called “Spiderwort”.
Winners received a total of $1,200 in prizes from Boaters World Marine Centers and Ritz Camera, as well as a one-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource Magazine. The Maryland Natural Resource magazine is published quarterly by DNR. Subscriptions are available at www.dnr.maryland.gov/naturalresource/.
Chuck Prahl's 1st Place Entry
Sid Keiser's 2nd place entry
Karen Messick 3rd place entry
Ten other photographs were selected as honorable mentions:
Christy Kluh of Elkton for “The Lone Kayaker”
Donna Tolbert-Anderson of Easton for “The Stretch”
Scott Moody of Havre de Grace for “The King and his Men”
Chuck Gallegos of Annapolis for “Promise of Spring”
Dorothy Schmidt of Rockville for “Seaside Delight”
Richard E. Schneider of Friendship for “Gunpowder Falls State Park”
Al Saxon of Perry Hall for “Going to Work”
John J. Young of Chesapeake Beach for “Buckeye”
Howard G. Smith of Perry Hall for “Mushroom Towers”
Mark R. Miller of Parkville for “Eastern King Bird”
See honorable mentions photos...
October 15, 2007
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov