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19th Annual Waterlily Celebration
Photo Contest Winners

McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest.  Two guest judges selected the winning photos on Friday, June 14. The judges selected a first, second and third place winner, as well as an honorable mention in the following categories (Color, Black and White, and Manipulated).  In addition, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention were selected in the Youth Division.  During the Annual Waterlily Celebration on June 15, the public was given the opportunity to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award. Congratulations to all of the winners:

BEST IN SHOW

Tina Lotus

“Lotus Love”
by Tina Baxter, Vero Beach

Internationally renowned landscape photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo chose the “Best in Show” award from the 1st Place winners in the color, black and white, and manipulated categories . Tina Baxter’s black and white photograph “Lotus Love” won the “Best in Show” award. Ngo commented, “I picked the classic black and white ‘Lotus Love’ for its portrayal of the lotus. The beauty of the flower, its elegant petals and unique center, is conveyed so elegantly. Even when stripped of its colorful hues, the lotus, as captured here, shows itself to be a very special flower.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

John Egyptian

“Egyptian Bloom”
by John Sinclair, Vero Beach

COLOR

1ST PLACE:
“My Happy Place”
by Les Greenwood, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:
“Rapunzel”
by Lisa Campbell, Vero Beach

3RD PLACE:
Kerri Cunningham, Indiantown

HONORABLE MENTION:
“Egyptian Bloom”
by John Sinclair, Vero Beach

BLACK AND WHITE

1ST PLACE:
“Lotus Love”
by Tina Baxter, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:
“Luminece”
by Teresa Milanese, Port St. Lucie

3RD PLACE:
“Simplicity”
Brittany Kirby, Palm City

HONORABLE MENTION:
“Monochrome Bloom”
by John Sinclair, Vero Beach

MANIPULATED

1ST PLACE:
“Floral Love”
by Tina Baxter, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:
“Fly in a Spin”
by Arlene Willnow, Ft. Pierce

3RD PLACE:
“Oil of Lily”
by Sarah Parker, Port St. Lucie

HONORABLE MENTION:
“Glowing Star”
by Mike Stewart, Vero Beach

YOUTH

1ST PLACE:
“Lily Among the Pads”
by Sha’Nilah Elder, Vero Beach (Age 13)

2ND PLACE:
“Rise and Shine”
by Kenley Millar, Vero Beach (Age 10)

3RD PLACE:

“Happy Days”
by Kenley Millar, Vero Beach

HONORABLE MENTION:
“Centerstage”
by Kenley Millar, Vero Beach

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