Theme: Three Open Categories, one Theme Category: "Pure Florida"
Start date: August 1, 2022
End date: August 31, 2022
Judging starts: September 1, 2022
Judging ends: September 18, 2022


There are three open and one theme categories for this competition. The open categories are  Color, Monochrome, Creative and the theme category is Pure Florida. You may enter up to THREE (3) images in one category and ONE (1) image in another category, or any combination thereof. Pure Florida images may be color, monochrome or creative images.  You may enter 4 images as long as they are not all entered into a single category. You may change any image until the contest cutoff date has passed.

Pure Florida includes images that depict the beautiful and unique qualities of The Sunshine State. They might be landscapes, wildlife, weather, street, astrophotography that includes a Florida element, macro of Florida flora, and more. Ideally, the Floridian elements should be recognizable, but the maker needs to identify the location if the entry is challenged. Keep in mind that our judges are trained to consider impact, composition and technical elements.

Best in Category Winners
Special
Bunche Beach Beauty
Carol Heffernan
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Special
Shakin’ it out
DianaCalleja
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Creative
Hello
Christina Skibicki
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Traditional Color
Peek-a-boo
Christine Cook
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Creative
Flower Tango
Sue Christensen
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Traditional Mono
Waiting For You
Karen Regan
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Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color
Backstroke
Phillip Wheat
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It’s a big world out there
DianaCalleja
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Bluebird and Coneflowers
Mike Matthews
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Wet Sunset
Karen Lund
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SEEING DOUBLE
Charles Stayton
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Cloud Forest Chill
Phillip Wheat
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Humdinger
Chuck Dryer
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Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color
Capital Dome Majesty
Dave Mcfarlane
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Reflected Peony
Lisa Jefferys
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Basic Beauty
Karen Lund
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Crossing the Mara
Geoffrey Gladstein
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Cathedral Majesty
Dave Mcfarlane
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The Gathering
Paul Osborn
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Welcome Home
Carol Heffernan
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Reflecting on the Milky Way
Chuck Dryer
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Young Deer
Lisa Jefferys
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Emperor Penguins on Snow Hill Island
Mike Johnson
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Struttin’
Jim Robellard
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Tachinid Fly at 7X
Mike Matthews
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Showoff Great Egret
Fred Krieger
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Reposing Lotus
Jennifer Brinkman
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Sharing the Wonder
Dotty Danforth
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Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono
Waiting For You
Karen Regan
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Little Blondie
Karen Regan
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I Won’t Tell
Meryl Lorenzo
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The Two Sides of Micah
Karen Regan
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Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono
oculus overlook
Carol Heffernan
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Morning Snoozing
Lisa Jefferys
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Blue Ribbon Winners - Creative
Hello
Christina Skibicki
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Flower Tango
Sue Christensen
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Yellow Ribbon Winners - Creative
Red
Ron Seese
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The Pond
Richard Stanton
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Hibiscus Morning Light
Richard Stanton
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Heavenly Cosmos
Carol Benjamin
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Blue Ribbon Winners - Special
Bunche Beach Beauty
Carol Heffernan
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Shakin’ it out
DianaCalleja
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I’ll Take That
Mike Johnson
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Stormy Weather
Sue Christensen
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Miami Morning
Richard Zelinka
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Two Everglades Apples
Phillip Wheat
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Bonita Sunset
Joe Bucherer
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Taking the Red Eye
Virginia Craig
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Yellow Ribbon Winners - Special
Red Fish Shack
NancyGarrison
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Ring of Fire Sunset
Jennifer Brinkman
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On a Hot Summer Day
Hilda Champion
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Coming At You
Geoffrey Gladstein
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River of Glass
Mike Lang
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