The Donald E. Davis Arboretum 2012 photo contest winners were announced on April 20. The contest, a collaborative effort between the arboretum and the Department of Art, featured nearly 100 entries that were judged in five categories including: Davis Arboretum, Birds and Mammals, Other Wildlife, Flora and Landscape. A People’s Choice award was also presented, allowing the public to participate. All entries were on display in the Department of Art’s Biggin Hall for more than a week with a ballot box in place for voting on an overall favorite photograph. This year’s People’s Choice award was given to Chris Cazalet for his photo titled "Do You Mind? I’m Trying to Eat!" Other contest winners were: Claire Ritchy for "Birth" in the Arboretum category; Tricia Oliver for "Quick Bite for Lunch" in the Bird and Mammals category; Wes Schwarz for "Divine Contrast" in the Flora category; Christy Stanfield for "Autumn Ripples" in the Landscape category; and Julia Bartosh for "Water Weight" in the Other Wildlife category. Honorable mentions were also awarded to Patty Tyler for “Tip of the Green” in the Arboretum category, and Christy Stanfield for “Fern and Moss” in the Flora category. Some of the winners and contest entries will be featured in the 2013 Arboretum calendar. To learn more about the arboretum, visit the arboretum website. The winning photos are also posted below, by category.
Birth by Claire Ritchy
Tip of Green by Patty Tyler
Birds and Mammals
Quick Bite for Lunch by Tricia Oliver
Divine Contrast by Wes Schwarz
Fern and Moss by Christy Stanfield
Autumn Ripples by Chriisty Stanfield
Water Weight by Julia Bartosh
People's Choice Award
Do You Mind? I'm Trying to Eat! by Chris Cazalet
Congratulations to the winners!