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Photo Contest

Winners announced in Palm Coast's Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest

An amazing panorama view of City Hall at sunset, boats gliding through the Intercostal Waterway, lawn chairs tucked under the shade, the sky full of vibrant colors, beautiful birds and lovely park scenes are among the winning images in the Palm Coast Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest.

Winners are being awarded gift certificates to local businesses - $200 for first place, $100 for second and Instagram winner, $50 for third, $50 for youth and "Palm Coasters" categories, and $10 for honorable mention

Winning photographers will be recognized at the Sept. 4 Palm Coast City Council meeting, and their photographs will be displayed that evening.

The 2018 winners are:

First Place - "Town Center Celebration" by Vicki Payne

Second Place - "Sleep Time" by Raymond Garavito

Third Place - "Another Day in Paradise" by Priscilla Sutcliffe

Palm Coasters category - "Dreaming Big" by Priscilla Sutcliffe

Best Youth - "Bird in Winter" by Emily Skripko

Instagram winner - "European Village at Sunset" by Joyce E. Connolly

Overall Honorable Mentions:

  • "Lily Bud Lady Bug" by Elena Cunningham
  • "Rowers" by Lori Vetter
  • "Palm Harbor Parkway Bridge" by Alex Demin
  • "Landing Gear" by Lori Vetter
  • "Wise Old Owl Picks Palm Coast as Home" by John Pascucci
  • "Sunrise at Town Center" by Cynde Baumann

Palm Coasters Honorable Mentions:

  • "Town Center Fishing" by Natalie Aeschliman
  • "Children Learning Sportsmanship and Soccer in Palm Coast" by John Pascucci

Best Youth Honorable Mention:

  • "Burnt Reflection" by Madelyn Moore

Instagram Honorable Mention:

  • "Flower with Dew" by Rachel Atkins

Winners were selected by the City of Palm Coast Brand Plus Team (branding and social media) in blind judging. There were 332 submissions that met the qualifications of the contest, from 78 photographers.

The City held a separate photo contest for employees and their immediate families, as they were not eligible to participate in the public contest. There were 190 submissions from 17 employee photographers. There were two ways to enter this year - regular camera photos and smartphone photos.

The winners of the regular camera contest were:

First Place - "Strawberry Taste" by Lucy Nabico

Second Place - "Butterfly on Flower" by Heather Priestap

Third Place - "Catching a Ride" by Barbie Bembry

Regular Camera Honorable Mentions:

  • "Baby with a Bear" by Heather Priestap
  • "Fireworks" by Lucy Nabico

The winners of the smartphone contest were:

First Place - "Long Day on the Water" by Kathalene Picano

Second Place - "Indian Trails Sports Complex" by Dean Houghton

Third Place - "Butterfly in Hand" by Heather Priestap

Smartphone Honorable Mentions:

  • "Sunset at the Airport" by John Stafford
  • "Through the Trees" by Mary Kronenberg
  • "Open for Business" by Denise Bevan
  • "Osprey with Fish" by Donald Breton
  • "Man's Best Friend" by Kathalene Picano
  • "Fishing for Dreams" by Marvin Calderon

Photographs submitted for both contests will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites to promote the City of Palm Coast.

"We want to thank the 95 participating photographers for sharing their talents and amazing images with us in the 2018 Find Your Florida Photo Contest," said Cindi Lane, Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager. "We look forward to using these photos on the City website, in brochures, on social media and in other ways to promote our community."

"Our annual photo contest has become a fun family tradition, and this year we received more than 500 excellent photos that showcase what makes Palm Coast special - the people, the natural environment and community spirit," Lane said. "It was very difficult to pick just a few winners. Thank you to everyone who entered!"

2018 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place - Vicki Payne - Town Center Celebration 2nd Place - Raymond Garavito - Sleep Time 3rd Place - Priscilla Sutcliffe - Another Day in Paradise Honorable Mention - Elena Cunningham - Lily Bud Lady Bug Honorable Mention - Cynde Baumann - Sunrise at Town Center Honorable Mention - Lori Vetter - Rowers Honorable Mention - Lori Vetter - Landing Gear Honorable Mention - John Pascucci - Wise Old Owl Picks Palm Coast as Home Honorable Mention - Alex Demin - Palm Harbor Parkway Bridge

2018 Photo Contest Winners (Youth)

1st Place - Emily Skripko - Bird in Winter Honorable Mention - Madelyn Moore - Burnt Reflection

2018 Photo Contest Winners (Instagram)

1st Place - Joyce Connolly - Sunset at European Village Honorable Mention - Rachel Atkins - Flower with Dew

2018 Photo Contest Winners (Palm Coasters)

1st Place - Priscilla Sutcliffe - Dreaming Big Honorable Mention - Natalie Aeschliman - Town Center Fishing Honorable Mention - John Pascucci - Children Learning Sportsmanship and Soccer in Palm Coast

2018 Employee Photo Contest Winners (Regular Camera)

1st Place - Lucy Nabico - Strawberry Taste 2nd Place - Heather Priestap - Butterfly on Flower 3rd Place - Barbie Bembry - Catching a Ride Honorable Mention - Lucy Nabico - Fireworks Honorable Mention - Heather Priestap - Baby with a Bear

2018 Employee Photo Contest Winners (Smartphone)

1st Place - Kathalene Picano - Long Day on the Water 2nd Place - Dean Houghton - Indian Trails Sports Complex 3rd Place - Heather Priestap - Butterfly in Hand Honorable Mention - Mary Kronenberg - Through the Trees Honorable Mention - Kathalene Picano - Mans Best Friend Honorable Mention - John Stafford - Sunset at the Airport Honorable Mention - Donald Breton - Osprey with Fish Honorable Mention - Marvin Calderon - Fishing for Dreams Honorable Mention - Denise Bevan - Open for Business