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Posted on: April 11, 2013

[ARCHIVED] 2013 Partners Photo Contest Winners Announced

Story County Conservation Partners invites the public to view this year’s Partners Photo Contest winners. Photographs will be on display at the Story County Conservation Center April 14 - August 25, 2013. The Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Story County Conservation Partners would like to thank all those who submitted photos for the contest. Also, special thanks to judges Mike Meetz, Craig Meyers, and Lucy Martin. It is wonderful to see the natural beauty that can be found in Story County! The 2013 contest entries can be found on our Facebook page at:

Awards will be given during the Partners Spring Festival “Hooray for Habitat” on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at McFarland Park.

Don't forget – now is the time to start taking photos for next year's contest!

2013 Photo Contest Winners:

Category A –Nature
First Place ($40 Cash): Bethany Crawford, Huxley “Reflections”
Second Place ($20 Gas Card): Arthur Davis, Ames “Nature’s Mirror”

Category B – Specimen Shot
First Place ($40 Cash): Teresa Testroet, Ames “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
Second Place ($20 Gas Card): Tana Tesdall, Ames “Dragonfly”
Third Place (Guide & SCC Water bottle): David Ballard, Ames “Wild Bergamot”
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Teresa Testroet, Ames “Great Spangled Fritillary”
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Nick Lennie, Colo “Fox”
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Bret Johnson, Boone “Hawk on Fence”

Category C – Connecting People and Recreation
First Place ($40 Cash): Mary Pepper, Ames “Thirsty Friend”
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Jean Krewson, Slater “Hiking Club, Pack #163”

Special Awards
Best in Show ($50 Cash): Bethany Crawford “Reflections”
Partners Magnet ($50 Cash): Nick Lennie “Badger”

Category A –Nature
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Benjamin Rima, Nevada “A Dewy Morning”

Category B – Specimen Shot
First Place ($40 Cash): Benjamin Rima, Nevada “Praying Mantis”
Honorable Mention (SCC Merchandise): Taryn Perry, Story City “Frosty Branch”

For more information, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Tiffany Cornelius
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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