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2022 Grassy Waters Nature Photography Contest

This photo contest is intended to showcase the natural environment and diversity in  Grassy Waters Preserve (Preserve). All entries must be taken on/of the Preserve property by amateur photographers. There are four adult categories and a Youth category.  Images can be taken in 2022 or any time in the past, with any photographic device (traditional camera, smartphone, iPad, etc.).

Solid Waste Authority lands and trails (shown on some Grassy Waters maps) to the east of the Preserve are not part of the Preserve. The Preserve is defined in the following map…click here.

Reminder...if an entry contains the image of a person(s), the person(s) should not be able to be identified.

For the complete 2022 rules…click here.

The Youth contest has now been combined with the adult contest as a category. Please see the specific rules for the Youth category.

Again this year we will be offering a "People's Choice" winner. This winner will be selected from all the adult entries only based on votes by you, made through the contest website. The "People's Choice" winner will be the entry with the most votes on the website. There is no limit to how many times you can vote for an entry, and each $1 vote is a tax-deductible contribution to the Conservancy. Youth category entries are not eligible for "People's Choice" voting and any votes will be considered contributions to the Conservancy.

The other selected winners will be judged by a professional photogarpher, and the Preserve and GWC staffs..

About Grassy Waters

Our Mission
To support, promote, and protect Grassy Waters Preserve for environmental education and research, and nature based experiences while ensuring its ecological integrity, and in concert with its role as a regional water supply.

Our Vision
The Preserve creates a sense of place and is recognized for sustaining a unique regional public water supply while supporting a diverse natural and cultural heritage. These resources shall be maintained for future generations while providing appropriate high quality environmental education and research opportunities, and enhancing residents' and visitors' connection to and stewardship of The Preserve, the regional water supply, and the greater Everglades ecosystem.

Learn more at grassywaters.org →

Leaderboard

1st
Provident Bird
2nd
Reflections
3rd
Mom is Watching
4th
Sunset walk
5th
Wooded Passage
6th
One armed bandit
7th
Visions of Lily Pads
8th
In the Deep Glens
9th
I See You
10th
Peaceful paths
11th
Dreamy Solitude
12th
Across the Pond
13th
Life at It's Best
14th
Curing the Blues
15th
Shimmering Lilies
16th
Reflection Perfection
17th
Shadows of Hitchcock
18th
Fly Me a Lilly
19th
Gold Fairy Wings
20th
Red Beauty
21st
Nap Time
22nd
Purple Pause
23rd
Admiring my Work
24th
Spooky Sunset
25th
Stars in Your Eyes
26th
Nature’s Paintbrush
27th
Delivery Dude
28th
Mirror Image
29th
Underwater Egg Sack
30th
Life is only a reflection .
31st
Natural Harmony
32nd
Ah, the sun!
33rd
Perspectives
34th
January Sky
35th
Dusk
36th
Good morning, sunshine!
37th
Red Leaves
38th
Winter at Grassy Waters
39th
A Contrast in Black and White
40th
Meal for the Kids
41st
Up Up & Away
42nd
Marsh Jewels
43rd
Grassy Waters
44th
Limpkin
45th
Mysterious Web
46th
Raccoon
47th
Textures of Nature
48th
Just Chilling
49th
For You Blue
50th
The Way Home
51st
Perfect Perch
52nd
Autumn Splendor
53rd
Timeless
54th
Blue Heron Tongue Exercises
55th
Nesting Time
56th
Peaceful Morning Stroll
57th
For the Love of Green
58th
Waterlily
59th
Winter Solitude
60th
On the Boardwalk
61st
Tiny Atala
62nd
Touch of Red
63rd
Balancing Act
64th
don't bug me
65th
On The Lookout
66th
The Buddha
67th
liquid life
68th
Home to roost
69th
Buds a- Blooming
70th
Palm Fronds
71st
Pond Lily Fruit
72nd
Pond Lily
73rd
Hidden Dragon
74th
Sun Shadow
75th
White Flowers
76th
A Hint of Purple
77th
Squirrely Little Squirrel
78th
Quiet Day
79th
Lily Pads
80th
Peace
81st
Floating clouds, grassy waters
82nd
Rocking Chair
83rd
Lily Pad Landscape
84th
Reassimilation
85th
Landscape2022
86th
Walking Toward Destiny
87th
"Please Save Me"
88th
A hint of purple
89th
Half of my heart
90th
Shello
91st
Don’t mind the mess , Constructions in process
92nd
You’ve got me where you want me
93rd
I’m watching you
94th
Making shadow hearts
95th
Heart shadows on my Lilly’s
96th
Mirror Mirror
97th
Hanging around
98th
Web life
99th
Sit a while
100th
My pet lizard

Landscape

1st
Reflections
2nd
Sunset walk
3rd
Visions of Lily Pads
4th
Dreamy Solitude
5th
Across the Pond
6th
Shimmering Lilies
7th
Reflection Perfection
8th
Gold Fairy Wings
9th
Spooky Sunset
10th
Nature’s Paintbrush
11th
Mirror Image
12th
Life is only a reflection .
13th
Natural Harmony
14th
Perspectives
15th
January Sky
16th
Dusk
17th
Winter at Grassy Waters
18th
Grassy Waters
19th
For You Blue
20th
The Way Home
21st
Autumn Splendor
22nd
Peaceful Morning Stroll
23rd
For the Love of Green
24th
Waterlily
25th
Winter Solitude
26th
On the Boardwalk
27th
The Buddha
28th
liquid life
29th
Buds a- Blooming
30th
Sun Shadow
31st
White Flowers
32nd
Peace
33rd
Floating clouds, grassy waters
34th
Rocking Chair
35th
Lily Pad Landscape
36th
Landscape2022
37th
Half of my heart
38th
Heart shadows on my Lilly’s
39th
Mirror Mirror
40th
Sit a while
41st
Hello Birdie
42nd
Reflecting on the lilies
43rd
All the colors
44th
Stumpy
45th
Excuse me while I grow around you
46th
When the sky and the water touched
47th
Oh my heart
48th
Web of lies
49th
Mossy
50th
Things are looking up
51st
The mole hole
52nd
Furry
53rd
Melt my heart
54th
When the sun goes down on my side of town
55th
Serene
56th
Hearts on fire
57th
Pink hearts
58th
Morning Reflections
59th
We Rise
60th
Reflections
61st
Diversity
62nd
Floating Leaves
63rd
Beautiful View
64th
The Golden Hour From The Deck
65th
Reflections and Lily Pads
66th
What's Up is Down
67th
Befor the Storm
68th
What are you doing down there?
69th
Tree Fungus
70th
Ups and Downs
71st
The Boogey Man
72nd
back Lit Leaf
73rd
Palm
74th
Shadows
75th
Sunset
76th
Beautiful Day at Grassy Waters
77th
Pink, Blue & Purple
78th
Boardwalk Sunset
79th
Purple & Pink Reflections
80th
Sunset Glory
81st
Long View - Grassy Waters West
82nd
Long Shadows
83rd
A Serene Boardwalk Scene
84th
Grassy Waters - Sunset Glow
85th
Reserve the Preserve
86th
Is This Upside Down or Sideways
87th
All By MySelf
88th
What a view !!
89th
Riding the grassy waters in a tandem; what fun !!
90th
ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) #1
91st
ICM (Intentional Camer Movement) #2
92nd
Open Invite!
93rd
Lotus Flower
94th
Reflections
95th
Can’t See The Forest For The Trees
96th
Floating around
97th
Reflections
98th
Nature's mirror
99th
Tranquility of the Fragrant Water Lily
100th
As Above, So Below

Wildlife

1st
Provident Bird
2nd
Mom is Watching
3rd
In the Deep Glens
4th
I See You
5th
Life at It's Best
6th
Curing the Blues
7th
Nap Time
8th
Purple Pause
9th
Admiring my Work
10th
Delivery Dude
11th
Underwater Egg Sack
12th
Ah, the sun!
13th
Meal for the Kids
14th
Up Up & Away
15th
Limpkin
16th
Raccoon
17th
Perfect Perch
18th
Blue Heron Tongue Exercises
19th
Nesting Time
20th
Tiny Atala
21st
don't bug me
22nd
Home to roost
23rd
Hidden Dragon
24th
Squirrely Little Squirrel
25th
A hint of purple
26th
Don’t mind the mess , Constructions in process
27th
You’ve got me where you want me
28th
I’m watching you
29th
Making shadow hearts
30th
Hanging around
31st
Web life
32nd
Stumpy
33rd
Oh what tangled web we weaved
34th
Just chill
35th
Hey you …don’t mind me
36th
sunshine on my shoulders
37th
Sun bath
38th
Sentinel
39th
Little Blue
40th
Beak to Beak
41st
Hidden in plain sight
42nd
The Hunt
43rd
The Sentry
44th
In Flight
45th
Acorn? What acorn?
46th
Palm Warbler
47th
Red Bellied Woodpecker
48th
Reptilian Serenity
49th
Double Vision
50th
Hidden in plain view
51st
Pretty in Pink
52nd
Colors in Wild
53rd
First Light
54th
Walk This Way
55th
Breakfast Time
56th
Breaking the Surface
57th
Deep in Reflections
58th
Florida Roots
59th
Miss Gallinule
60th
Splash of Time
61st
Sunday Stroll
62nd
The Dance
63rd
Welcome to Grassy Waters
64th
Wing Time
65th
Proud Eagle
66th
Running Deer
67th
Heron in Flight
68th
On the Hunt
69th
Graceful Take-Off
70th
Obstructed Landing
71st
One with the Gator
72nd
Do You See Yourself Two?
73rd
Twin Plumes
74th
I'm Sunning in FLA
75th
Scenic Flight
76th
Just Ignore Me!
77th
Berry Pursuit
78th
My Swedish Fish
79th
Belted Kingfisher
80th
Sandhill Cranes
81st
Wood Duck
82nd
Hidden
83rd
Ripple Effect
84th
Breakfast Splash
85th
Soaking up the Sun
86th
Grass Water's Bandit
87th
Wasp Nest on Sabal Palm
88th
For the LOVE of Rosette Spoonbill
89th
Majestic Takeoff
90th
European Starling
91st
Limpkin at Sunrise
92nd
Red Bellied Woodpecker
93rd
Apex Hunter
94th
Tree Dweller
95th
Predator of the South
96th
The Morning Hunt
97th
Do you have any snacks?
98th
Jumping for Joy
99th
Anticipation
100th
Don't look down!

Black & White

1st
Wooded Passage
2nd
Peaceful paths
3rd
Shadows of Hitchcock
4th
Fly Me a Lilly
5th
A Contrast in Black and White
6th
Textures of Nature
7th
Timeless
8th
On The Lookout
9th
Palm Fronds
10th
Pond Lily
11th
Quiet Day
12th
Reassimilation
13th
Walking Toward Destiny
14th
Relaxing
15th
Calming
16th
Owahee Connection
17th
Winter Life
18th
Stark Reality
19th
Reaching for the Sky
20th
Inviting
21st
Just Resting
22nd
Simple tones
23rd
Red Berries in Black & White
24th
Iridescent in Black & White
25th
Southern Moss Veil
26th
Abandoned Web
27th
Calm
28th
Boardwalk to excitement
29th
A family affair
30th
Waiting for something to happen
31st
Flying by
32nd
Beauty is a branch
33rd
Motionless
34th
Barred Owl
35th
Cause And Effect
36th
I Need A Pillow
37th
Little Blue Heron
38th
Morning Light
39th
The Quiet Observer
40th
Shapely Shadows
41st
Stillness
42nd
Hidden Gem
43rd
Afternoon Delights
44th
Family Stroll
45th
Don't be a Boar
46th
Bliss
47th
Lily Pads and Ripples
48th
B&W Boardwalk
49th
Snack Time

Closeup/Macro

1st
Red Beauty
2nd
Stars in Your Eyes
3rd
Good morning, sunshine!
4th
Red Leaves
5th
Marsh Jewels
6th
Mysterious Web
7th
Just Chilling
8th
Touch of Red
9th
Balancing Act
10th
Pond Lily Fruit
11th
A Hint of Purple
12th
Lily Pads
13th
"Please Save Me"
14th
Shello
15th
Swirling Prism
16th
Water Collector
17th
Hangin'
18th
Saw Palmetto Make a Wish
19th
Cycle of Time
20th
Lily the hopper
21st
oink or croak
22nd
Swamp Christmas
23rd
Gold Leaf
24th
Beautiful red berries
25th
Nectering
26th
Daggerwing
27th
Grassy Vogue
28th
Hidden Mickey
29th
Light on the Epiphytes
30th
Spiny orb-weaver
31st
Sneaky Snake
32nd
Dragonfly 3218
33rd
My Eye's on You
34th
Owahee buttonbush
35th
Wasp's Tillandsia
36th
Tree of Life
37th
Immersed
38th
Translucent Amber

Youth

1st
One armed bandit
2nd
My pet lizard
3rd
Full flight
4th
Learning lines
5th
its a visit
6th
Heron On Nest
7th
Spider Web
8th
GW Landscape
9th
Wise Sky
10th
Bird's View
11th
Tall World

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