Winning Images

by | May 19, 2021 | Around Town, Online Exclusives

2021 Pender County Nature Photography Contest Winners Announced

Pender County Tourism and Pender County Parks & Recreation have announced the winners of the 2021 Pender County Nature Photography Contest.

“The competition in the 2020 Nature Photography Contest was outstanding,” said Zachary White, Pender County Parks and Recreation supervisor. “Once again the 2021 contest had a large number of entries submitted with photos in each of the categories that included adult amateur, adult professional and the 15 and under amateur youth category.”

15 and Under Amateur Youth Category
First Place: Novaleigh Wilborn
Second Place: Kaiden Baker

Jennifer Bowden 1st place Pender Photo Contest

Adult Amateur Category
First Place: Jennifer Bowden
Second Place: Catherine McGuinness
Third Place: Laurie Wierse
Judge’s Choice: Jeff Hall
Honorable Mention: Pat O’Quinn

Randy Sloan 1st place Pender Photo Contest

Adult Professional Category
First Place: Randy Sloan
Second Place: Eric Kozen
Third Place: Lindsey Orem
Judge’s Choice: Jeff Wenzel

“We have received some of the most excellent photos of nature taken within Pender County with these yearly contests,” said Olivia Dawson, Pender County Tourism assistant. “This contest has been an impressive way to continue to capture and share the beauty of Pender County.”

Pad O'Quinn Pender Photo Contest

The contest was open to the public. Photos will be used in published materials giving credit to the photographers and locations along with prizes awarded for winners in each category. Photos could have been of plants, animals, landscapes, scenery and historic structures within Pender County. Entries were accepted through 5 p.m., on Monday May 3.

For more information contact the Pender County Parks & Recreation Department at (910) 259-1330 or the Tourism Office at (910) 259-1278.

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