Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Gallery: Nature Photo Contest Winners
Yay! Week Two of our photo contest is completed and we have two winners of Scholastic’s Treasury of 20 Storybook Classics 4-DVD set.
[Week 3 is almost finished. Hurry, send in your photos now!)
Our nature theme was inspired by Heâ€™s Got the Whole World in his Hands, And More Stories to Celebrate the Environment, one of the DVDs included in this pack.
Winner #1: Elana from Voorhees, New Jersey. I’m a sucker for a kid with a magnifying glass (the first time anyway, new ideas for Contest #3 please!). It’s an acorn, by the way.
Winner #2: Jen from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada caught her 1.5-year-old son exploring nature with all five senses. Yummy?
Selecting the winners was tough. There are a lot of very nice photos, both in terms of subject matter and technical ability. Here are the other entries in alphabetical order, with occasional comments included with the submissions (I don’t consider them when judging photos, but FYI…). If anyone would like their comment removed, shoot me an e-mail. Thanks!
The names below are the parents, not the kids.
Amy: a city girl loose in the country.
Carrie: 14-months-old, taken on “Canadian Thanksgiving.”
Donna: “Can I pet the kitty?”
Jen L.: Making snow angels in winter, Florida style.
Jessica: East Harbor State Park in Ohio.
Justin: with his daughter on vacation in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Kate: AJ says, this one makes me think of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Kathleen: “Nature Calls.”
Kendra: First time at the beach.
Kimberly: Also submitted was a photo of her crying son after he had just tried eating dirt… crying because mom removed it from his mouth.
Leslie: Thanksgiving Day at the beach, holding a bull kelp stalk.
Marianne: “I just like the juxtaposition of an idyllic setting (waves, sand, flowers) with my son’s facial expression.Â He got angrier and angrier as he wandered away from the beach.”
Mary: “Au natural,” or as we say at Thingamababy, “au gratin.”
MominPEI: “…the only moment she stopped the entire time we visited the pumpkin
PsychMamma: Trick-or treating at Zoo Boo. She was MUCH more interested in rocks, sticks and “ticklers” than getting candy.
Teacher Jenn: This was one of those spontaneous “hold the camera out in one hand, snap a picture, and see what ya get” moments. It was taken on the beach in Belize.
Tiffany: “I’m going to get that ball if it’s the last thing I do…”