The 1st Annual Wild Florida Photography Contest

JUDGING – Guest Juror, Clyde Butcher

WINNING ENTRIES

Here’s what Clyde sent with the finalists:
“Judging the Wild Florida Photography Contest was very difficult. There were so many good photographs entered that it made me very proud to know our state has such an abundance of wonderful photographers. Thank you for being there and sharing your images with the public so that they can see what a beautiful state we have.
For those of you who did not end up being chosen, I’m sorry… I would have chosen everyone had there been enough money to give you all an award!
Thanks for supporting the Center for Creative Education and South Florida Wildlands with your entries.
May the light always be right for you.”
– Clyde Butcher  (www.clydebutcher.com).

Wild Florida Photo Contest Winners

1st Place goes to – Quinn Hiaasen – Lightning Over Florida Bay
2nd Place goes to – Christopher Evans – Blue Cypress Lake
3rd Place goes to – Peter Brannon – Embrace
4th-10th Honorable Mentions in no particular order:
Joe Cruz – Fanning Split
Bruce Bain – Ghost Orchid
Tim Harrell – Anhinga
Norm Haines – One With The Universe
Melissa James – Native Green Anole
Rhett Butler – If
Jeff Waldorff

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

Wild Florida Photo Contest Facebook Page

Entries selected for exhibition must be delivered to the venue in an ‘exhibition ready’ state.  Works must be framed, no small than 11”x 14” (image size), and to include artist name and artwork title on reverse.

Competition artworks sold will incur a 70/30 commission split as follows;

70% of sale to artist, 20% of sale to Center for Creative Education and 10% of sale to South Florida Wildlands.  Due to CCE’s non-profit exemption status (501c3) all artworks sold will not incur tax and will allow buyer to receive tax benefit paperwork for the commission % donated to the charitable organizations per request.

 SPONSORS

The Photo Contest is sponsored by

These companies were generous enough to provide for the contest prize money.

PRIZES

The Wild Florida Photography Contest will award the following prizes.

One (1) Overall grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $500 Cash Grand Prize
  • Exhibit Space for the chosen piece during the exhibit along with the ability to sell your work.

One (1) Overall second place winner will receive:

  • A $400 Cash Prize
  • Exhibit Space for the chosen piece during the exhibit along with the ability to sell your work.

One (1) Overall third place winner will receive:

  • A $300 Cash Prize
  • Exhibit Space for the chosen piece during the exhibit along with the ability to sell your work.

Seven (7) Overall fourth through tenth place will receive:

  • Exhibit Space for the chosen piece during the exhibit along with the ability to sell your work.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, The Gallery at CCE Manager | jonathono@cceflorida.org

Opening Night! Saturday, November 5th – 6pm to 8:30pm
Wild Florida‘ : Fine Art Photography that comes from within the state of Florida and taken in The Wild
Exhibition Charitable Partner: South Florida Wildlands Association
featuring Raymond Gehman, Chris GillettePaul Marcellini, Greg Matthews, David Moynahan, Marina Scarr, Mac Stone, and Carlton Ward Jr.
– Opening Reception – Saturday, November 5th, 2016 : Busch Wildlife Sactuary (Jupiter, FL) in attendance with live animals! – 6:00pm to 8:30pm – $10 Entry
sponsored by Accomplice Brewery & CiderworksWhole Foods Market, Local Brand, Tanks A Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source, Searcy Law
– Programming (Lectures, Workshops, etc.) – TBA