Congratulations to the Winners of The Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest!

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) in partnership with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) are pleased to announce the winners of The Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest. A huge thank you to our judges for their time to look at each photo! We would also like to thank the many people who submitted a photo for consideration. It was a tough decision due to the large number of wonderful photo submissions we received.

About the contest:  CLCC and DEEP sponsored the second annual amateur digital photo contest featuring properties protected under DEEP’s Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA). Launched in 2016, the contest was re-named in 2017 in honor of Diana Atwood Johnson, who stepped down as the Chair of Connecticut's State Natural Heritage, Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board, after having served in that position for 19 years.   We are grateful that she was able to enjoy the announcement that the photo contest had been re-named in her honor prior to her passing in January 2018.  (Read more about the contest and Diana Atwood Johnson here.)

The contest is intended to provide a venue for amateur photographers of all ages to display their work and celebrate the success of the OSWA program. DEEP and CLCC will share the OSWA property photos in their respective publications and communications.

 

Overall Winner - "Best in Show"

Woody Campbell, Johnson Farm

This photo was taken of the Johnson Farm, protected by Steep Rock Association.

Woody Campbell - Johnson Farm

 

 

Connecticut Landscapes, Waterscapes, Wildlands Category

First Place - P. Smith, The Beaver Pond

This photo was taken at Beaver Ledges Preserve, protected by the Haddam Land Trust.

Peter Smith Photo 3

 

 

People Category

First Place - Joyce Mowrey, A View for the Future

This photo was taken at the Mountain View Preserve (Fisher Property), protected by the Goshen Land Trust.

 

Joyce Mowrey

 

 

Wildlife Category

First Place - Libby Lord, Cedar Waxwing Enjoying Berries for Lunch

This photo was taken at Hilltop Farm East Acquisition, protected by the Town of Suffield and the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop.

 

Libby Lord - Cedar Waxwing

 

 

Honorable Mention - Connecticut Landscapes, Waterscapes, Wildlands Category

 

Gina White, Snow Melting on the Nickel Mine Brook Trail

This photo was taken on the Anstett Property along the Nickel Mine Brook Trail, protected by the Goshen Land Trust.

Gina White - Photo L

 

 

Susanna Shirlock, Mountain View in October

This photo was taken at the Mountain View Preserve (Fisher Property), protected by the Goshen Land Trust.

Susanna Shirlock

 

 



Honorable Mention - People Category

 

Andy Nygren, Walking to the View

This photo was taken at the Mountain View Preserve (Fisher Property), protected by the Goshen Land Trust.

Andy Nygren

 

 

Honorable Mention - P. Smith, Cider Walk

This photo was taken at Beaver Ledges Preserve, protected by the Haddam Land Trust.

Peter Smith 1

 

 

Honorable Mention - Wildlife Category

 

Honorable Mention - Libby Lord, Bluebird and a Much Loved Berry Vine

This photo was taken at Hilltop Farm East Acquisition, protected by the Town of Suffield and the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop.

Bluebird - Libby Lord

 

 

Honorable Mention - Bruce Fellman, Black Rat Snake

This photo was taken at Babcock Ridge, protected by the Avalonia Land Conservancy.

Bruce Fellman