Zooming in on winners of Lake Erie Photo Contest

February 16, 2015 | Arts, Events, News, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics



After receiving more than 200 photos, the Lake Erie Center has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest.

David Tidrick’s shot of the sunrise received the People’s Choice Award for receiving the most votes on the Lake Erie Center’s Facebook page.

David Tidrick’s shot of the sunrise received the People’s Choice Award for receiving the most votes on the Lake Erie Center’s Facebook page.

The contest’s theme, “The Nature of Our Region: From Oak Openings to Maumee Bay,” invited camera enthusiasts to submit up to five photos featuring various nature scenes throughout northwest Ohio.

Submissions were separated into categories: youth, teen, adult, and special needs adult.

First-place winners received a $50 Visa gift card and will have their winning entries framed and displayed in the Lake Erie Center.

Listed by category, the winners are:

• Youth — Nico Francis-Emonds, whose photo titled “Bug Berries” is a close-up of an insect crawling across red berries with green foliage in the background;

• Teen — Clyde Swander, who took a black-and-white photo of a Canada goose observing the sounding area;

• Adult — Jeff Jellinger, whose photo titled “Rad Tad” captured a mature tadpole hiding in the autumn leaves underwater; and

• Adult special needs — Marc Arnett, who photographed a red-winged blackbird peeking out of green leaves.

The contest also featured a People’s Choice Award, which went to the shot that received the most votes on the Lake Erie Center’s Facebook page.

That honor went to David Tidrick, who snapped a shot of a sunrise over the horizon of the foggy Lake Erie water.

Go to facebook.com/lakeeriecenter to see more photos that placed in the categories.

This shot of a red-winged blackbird by Marc Arnett was first in the adult special needs category.

This shot of a red-winged blackbird by Marc Arnett was first in the adult special needs category.

“Bug Berries” by Nico Francis-Emonds was the first-place winner in the youth category.

“Bug Berries” by Nico Francis-Emonds was the first-place winner in the youth category.

This photo of a Canada goose by Clyde Swander was the top shot in the teen category.

This photo of a Canada goose by Clyde Swander was the top shot in the teen category.

“Rad Tad” by Jeff Jellinger, first-place winner in the adult category

“Rad Tad” by Jeff Jellinger, first-place winner in the adult category