Burlington County Freeholders will officially recognize the winners of the annual Environmental Health Photo Contest at Wednesday’s freeholder meeting.
More than 70 entries were received, out of which seven winners were chosen, primarily in age categories. All the photos were displayed and judged by the public at the Earth Fair on June 24.
“We congratulate the winners and all the residents who submitted entries in the contest designed to raise awareness of everyone’s impact on the environment,” said Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. “You can’t help but be impressed by the variety of images, not to mention the large number of entries from young people.”
- The People’s Choice Award went to James Leedom, of Columbus, for his photo of unusual vividly colored mushrooms found in Smithville Park.
- James Webb, of Browns Mills, won the Adult Professional category with his photo taken at Mirror Lake in Browns Mills right before dusk, after a thunderstorm.
- Janet Alter, of Marlton, won the Senior Amateur category for her photo of a frog in the Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area of Moorestown.
- Michael Gonzalez, of Columbus, won the Adult Amateur award with a photo of his daughters captured under a rainbow during a sun shower.
- Gianna Jones won the 16-18 age group for her photo of a ladybug taken in Marlton.
- Daniel Paredes won the 11-15 age group for his picture of a massive tree in Marlton.
The winners will be presented certificates at the freeholder meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the freeholder’s board room at the County Administration Building on 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly.
All of the entries are being showcased on the Burlington County Health Department’s website, which can be accessed at www.co.burlington.nj.us/health.
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