Annual Nature Photography Competition 2017:
Trees of the Tri-Counties
July 15 – October 23, 2017
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, those who call it home, the threats they face, and their individuality.
As a complement to the oak habitat mural by John Iwerks, the adult competition is on view in the second floor gallery and the junior competition is featured in the Barbara Goodall Education Center. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be awarded in both categories at the opening reception on January 15th. We will post the winners’ entries after the award ceremony.
Between the two competitions over 160 entries were received! We are grateful to professional photographer Michael Miner for volunteering as our judge this year.
Adult Category Winners
Bob Canepa, Strength
Gary Robinson, Sycamore and Cottonwood Fall Leaf Mix – Dash of Redwood
Stephen Sherrill, Paper Bark Tree
Junior Category Winners
Ali Stein, Crazy Hair Day
Sierra Fermin-Block, Nature’s Stairway
Karli Campiglia, Pop of Luck