Burlington County Freeholders will officially recognize the winners of the annual Environmental Health Photo Contest at this week’s freeholder meeting. All photos were displayed and judged by the public at Earth Fair on June 24.
More than 70 entries were received, out of which seven winners were chosen, primarily in age categories.
“We congratulate the winners and all the residents who submitted entries in the contest designed to raise awareness of everyone’s impact on the environment,” said Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien.
“You can’t help but be impressed by the variety of images, not to mention the large number of entries from young people,” O’Brien added.
Janet Alter of Marlton, won the Senior Amateur category for her photo of a frog in the Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area of Moorestown.
Gianna Jones won the 16 to 18 age group for her photo of a ladybug taken in Marlton, and Daniel Paredes won the 11 to 15 age group for his picture of a massive tree in Marlton.
The People’s Choice Award went to James Leedom of Columbus for his photo taken of unusual vividly colored mushrooms found in Smithville Park.
James Webb of Browns Mills won the Adult Professional category with his photo taken at Mirror Lake in Browns Mills right before dusk after a thunderstorm.
Michael Gonzalez of Columbus won the Adult Amateur with his photo of his daughters captured under a rainbow during a sun shower.
The winners will be presented certificates at the freeholder meeting this Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
All of the entries are being showcased on the Burlington County Health Department’s website which can be accessed at www.co.burlington.nj.us/health.