FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 17, 2014
FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNOUNCE 2013 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
~Winning photo taken at Bahia Honda State Park in the
State Parks 2013 Photo Contest Winners: (top) "Back to the Island" by Gary Oliver,
(left) "Caspian Terns" by Priscilla McDaniel, (right) "A Guest While Eating My
Lunch" by Priscilla McDaniel.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and the Friends of Florida
State Parks Inc. congratulates the winners of the 2013 Florida
State Parks Photo Contest. First place winner Gary Oliver’s photo, Back to the
Island, was taken at Bahia Honda State Park. Both Second and Third place went to Pricilla
McDaniel for photos taken at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, entitled Caspian
Terns and A Guest While Eating My Lunch.
“Each year, we receive hundreds
of amazing photos taken at Florida’s state parks and state trails. Each one
inspires us to visit our state parks to enjoy our incredible natural and
cultural resources,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione.
“Congratulations to the winners and all who entered the contest. I look forward
to seeing all the beautiful photos we receive in 2014.”
Annual photo contest winners
are selected from the 12 monthly photo contest winners throughout 2013 selected
by visitors to www.floridastateparks.org. The
photographs were evaluated by professional photographers to determine the top three winners. A Florida
State Parks Family Annual Entrance Pass will be presented to Gary Oliver for shooting the winning photo.
Priscilla McDaniel will receive a Florida State Parks Individual Annual
The Florida State Parks and
State Trails Photo Contest allows visitors to share their experiences at state
parks and on state trails. Register and submit your favorite photos for a
chance to win entrance passes to visit Florida’s state parks. Visit the Photo
Contest website for rules and details.