"Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest

2019 Nature in Our Backyard Photography Contest Winners

This year, a new Dublin-based nature photography contest was added to the Dublin Pride Week activities. Submitted photographs were required to be taken in Dublin within the last 12 months. The City received dozens of beautiful photographs of natural landscapes and wildlife. Five judges voted to select their top 10 photographs, which were then posted on the City's website for the community to vote on. The public selected the following winners:

Grand Prize: Jay Huang, "Barn at Sunset"

First Place: Jay Huang, "Purple Flowers at Sunset"


Second Place: Vanessa Thomas, "Cherry Blossom Spring at Dougherty"

Third Place: Eric Hanson, "Gosling Playtime" 

Cherry Blossom Sprig at Dougherty-VT
Gosling Playtime-EH (1 of 1)


Mike's Camera in Dublin will provide the Grand Prize winner with a $200 gift certificate.  The 1st Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate; the 2nd Place winner will receive a $50 certificate; and the 3rd Place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. In addition, all of the top four winners will receive Certificates of Recognition from the Dublin City Council at an upcoming meeting; will be featured on the City of Dublin webpage; receive a metal print of their picture from Mike's Camera in Dublin; and be displayed in the lobby of City Hall.

*The City of Dublin will have the right to display any of the submitted photographs on the City website and other City media to help promote the City of Dublin in perpetuity.  Photographer’s name will be included with the pictures.

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