2021 Pender County Nature Photography Contest Winners Announced

Burgaw – Pender County Tourism and Pender County Parks & Recreation announce the winners of the 2021 Pender County Nature Photography Contest.
“The competition in the 2020 Nature Photography Contest was outstanding,” said Zachary White, Pender County Parks and Recreation supervisor. “Once again the 2021 contest had a large number of entries submitted with photos in each of the categories that included adult amateur, adult professional, or the 15 and under amateur youth category,”
“We have received some of the most excellent photos of nature taken within Pender County with these yearly contests,” Olivia Dawson, Pender County Tourism assistant, said. “This contest has been an impressive way to continue to capture and share the beauty of Pender County.”
We are happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Pender County Nature Photography Contest. 
The winners of the 15 and under amateur youth category are Novaleigh Wilborn with first place, and Kaiden Baker in second place. Winners in the adult amateur category are Jennifer Bowden with first place, Catherine McGuinness with second place, Laurie Wierse with third place, Jeff Hall with a judge’s choice, and Pat O’Quinn with an honorable mention. Winners in the adult professional category are Randy Sloan with first place, Eric Kozen with second place, Lindsey Orem with third place, and Jeff Wenzel with a judge’s choice.
The contest was open to the public. Photos will be used in published materials giving credit to the photographers and locations along with prizes awarded for winners in each category. Photos could have been of plants, animals, landscapes, scenery, and historic structures within Pender County. Entries were accepted through 5 p.m., on Monday May 3.
For more information contact the Pender County Parks & Recreation Department 910-259-1330, or the Tourism Office 910-259-1278.

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