Delaware County Conservation Department recently held its amateur photo contest with 113 photos submitted.
Photos were entered in three categories – Nature, People Enjoying a Delaware County Park or Wildlife Area, and Wildlife. The photos in the People Enjoying a Delaware County Park or Wildlife Area category had to be taken in a Delaware County park or wildlife area. All other photos could be taken anywhere in Delaware County, but they had to be taken in 2017.
Winners received $40 for 1st place; $20 for 2nd; and $10 for 3rd. They could only win once per category.
The 2017 winners are…
1st – Molly Juergens, Manchester
2nd – Mitchell Neiers, Manchester
3rd – Laura Bueno, Greeley
People Enjoying a Delaware County Park or Wildlife Area
1st – Kim Heinbuch, West Des Moines
2nd – Mary Lacy, Manchester
3rd – Richard Fuhrman, West Des Moines
1st – Paige Winter, Earlville
2nd – Kyla Mason, Cedar Rapids
3rd – Amanda Mohr, Manchester
Delaware County Conservation will have a traveling photo board displaying some of the photos that were entered. It will be on display throughout Delaware County, at the Courthouse and the Nature Center.
Start planning ahead by taking photos in 2018 of your favorite season, wildlife, scenery, or people enjoying an activity in a Delaware County park and wildlife area!