Congratulations, 2016 Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to all 2016 photo contest participants for making our second annual photo contest a success!

Judges scored more than 100 photographs in two categories based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to invasive plant management. A panel of 6 judges representing a variety of invasive plant management disciplines selected a top winner in each category, as well as a number of images worthy of honorable mention. The winner in each category receives a $200 gift card to their choice of either REI.com or ForestrySupply.com.

2016 INVASIVE PLANTS CATEGORY WINNER
Orange Hawkweed Flower, by laurel baldwin

Laurel has been the coordinator for Whatcom County’s (Washington) Noxious Weed Program since 1989, and has seen many beautiful and beastly weeds in her career. She hopes that compelling images of invasive plants in outreach materials may help the public remember the weeds a bit better. 

2016 MANAGEMENT IN ACTION CATEGORY
Spraying Teasel, by Jake Vancil

Jake grew up taking photos and video of his hunts and outdoor activities in central illinois. Since working with the Illinois Recreational Access Program, he has been taking invasive plant photos and making videos to help the public understand problems associated with invasive plants, and how to treat them. 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? If you guessed “the applicator is not wearing adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)”, you are correct!  Herbicide applicators and other handlers should wear appropriate PPE for the products they are applying. Learn more about PPE (http://www.pesticides.montana.edu/reference/ppe.html).


2016 Management In Action category Entries


2016 Invasive Plants Category entries

2015 Winner CYNOGLOSSUM OFFICINALE IN FLOWER - Photographer: Stacy Davis, Montana STate University

2015 Winner
CYNOGLOSSUM OFFICINALE IN FLOWER - Photographer: Stacy Davis, Montana STate University