Marlene Kerdyk Grand Prize 2021 Winner:
Unspoiled Beauty © Ana Bowers

As I See It Photography Contest 2021 Winners

Thank you to all our entrants, sponsors and donors for making this contest a success!

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Marlene Kerdyk Grand Prize - $1000

unspoiled-beauty

Photographer: Ana Bowers

Caption: The Unspoiled Beauty
Location: Fisheating Creek
Category: On the Wild Side

It's A Matter of Light

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Kelly Meehan-Ilundain
Caption:
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul
Location: Devil’s Millhopper, Gainesville

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: Giovanna Perez
Caption:
 As a baseball mom, I found this view very sad. Our school fields were empty. It was the perfect view to make b&w.

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Joan LoBianco
Caption:
Shadowed Hallway at the Lightner Museum
Location: St. Augustine

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Phillip Scheel
Caption:
Gator at Sundown

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Norman Collin
Caption:
Great Egret
Location: Venice Rookery

Macro

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Jonathan Brooks
Caption:
Palm frond close up
Location: Miami, FL

2nd Place- $100

Photographer: Joan LoBianco
Caption:
Upclose with a Flamingo
Location: Tampa

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Sherry Jordan
Caption:
CopperLeaf Rain Catcher: Form Follows Function. Coral Gables Library Butterfly Garden
Location: Coral Gables

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Sherry Jordan
Caption:
This is one of many bizarre blooms growing from one link of a cactus dangling from an Oak tree in the swale. I was startled to learn it evolves into a Dragon Fruit. They only bloom at night.
Location: Coral Gables

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Samantha Riesco
Caption:
It's the Little Things in Life
Location: Islamorada

Pandemic Views

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Marcel Lecours
Caption:
Self Portrait of a Quarantined Dad

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: J Bruce Ehrenhaft
Caption:
Contemplation of Time

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Samantha Riesco
Caption:
Father and son
Location: Key West

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Aimee Cason
Caption:
My granddaughter in times of Covid
Location: Coral Gables

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Sherry Jordan
Caption: While We Shut Down, The Earth's Dance Continues
Location: Coral Gables

On the Wild Side

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Ana Bowers
Caption:
Stinky pollinator trap. Aristolochia trilobata attracting flies and other pollinators in our garden.
Location: Sarasota

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: Kurt Ruppel
Caption:
Gotta go now
Location: Ocean Ridge

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Anne Dignam
Caption:
Osprey

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Nichole Spates
Caption:
Reverie
Location: Marion County

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Stephen Galati
Location: Sea World, Orlando

Historical Places

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Kelly Foreman
Caption:
Deering Estate Sunrise
Location: Coral Gables

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: Katherine Norman
Caption:
Gables Gate
Location: Coral Gables

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Curtis Fedder
Caption:
Lighthouse at Key Biscayne
Location: Key Biscayne

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Beth Werner
Caption: Vizcaya Loggia
Location: Miami

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Michael Jensen
Caption: Sunset at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Location: Tampa Bay

Everything Coral Gables

1st Place - $250

Photographer: William Tschumy
Caption:
Ponce Circle colonnade
Location: Coral Gables

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: Elizabeth Tilghman
Caption: Desoto Fountain
Location: Coral Gables

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Carmen Garcia
Caption: House in the spring
Location: Coral Gables

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Ricardo J Ferro
Caption: Another look at the towers with a curious twist
Location: Coral Gables

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Federico Carpio
Caption: Wonderwoman. She has no idea of the world we are currently in, but she saves me. Taken at Granada Golf Course during heart of pandemic.
Location: Coral Gables

Pollinators and Plants

1st Place - $250

Photographer: Steve Roth
Caption:
Water lily at McKee Botanical Gardens
Location: Vero Beach

2nd Place - $100

Photographer: Charles Hyams
Caption: Night Blooming Cereus

3rd Place - $50

Photographer: Brian Sugerman
Caption: Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Green Cay
Location: Boynton Beach

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Denayer Mueller
Caption: Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Honorable Mention

Photographer: Beatriz Portela
Caption: Papayas Acquiring Magical Powers from the Moon
Location: Coral Gables

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GRAND PRIZE $1000
 $2800 in Category Prizes

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asiseeit@coralgablesgardenclub.org

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The Coral Gables Garden Club would like to extend our gratitude to our donors, sponsors and their families for the sponsorship of this event:

Mayor Vince Lago

The Estate of Janet Wayne

The Marlene Kerdyk
Beautification Fund

Alex Bucelo

Beatriz Bucelo

Denise & Macdonald West

Frank & Susan Rodriguez

Betsy & James Tilghman

Jo Anne Mathews

Connie Cabeza