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Posted on: April 19, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Partners Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

Story County Conservation Partners invites the public to view this year’s Annual Photo Contest winners. Photographs will be on display at the Story County Conservation Center April 15 - June 30, 2012. 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.

Awards will be given during the Partners Spring Festival “Mother Earth’s Magical World” on May 6 at 2 p.m. at McFarland Park.

Story County Conservation Partners would like to thank all those who submitted photos for the contest. It is wonderful to see the beauty of Story County captured for all to enjoy. Don't forget –now is the time to start taking photos for next year's contest!

Winners for this year’s contest are:

Category A –Nature
First Place: Mary Pepper, Ames “A Solid Oak Frame”
Second Place: Arthur Davis, Ames “Petrified” Squirrel Image”
Third Place: Darlene Greeley “Upside Down”
Honorable Mention: Teresa Testroet, Ames “Waiting”
Honorable Mention: Thomas Andre, Ames “Purple Hepatica, Sopers Mill”

Category B – Specimen Shot
First Place: David Ballard, Ames “Monarch”
Second Place: David Ballard, Ames "Eagles”
Third Place: Danny Stark, Nevada “Besties Forever”
Honorable Mention: Mary Richards, Ames “Waiting for Bees”

Category C – Connecting People and Recreation
First Place: Marcia Wefel-Rima, Nevada “Taking the Boat for a Spin”
Second Place: Mary Richards, Ames “Hikers’ Take A Breather”
Third Place: Jean Krewson, Slater “Sticky Situation”

Special Awards
Best in Show: Mary Pepper “A Solid Oak Frame”
Partners Magnet Dave Ballard “Monarch”

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

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