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Top 10 Photo Contest Results

Top 10 Photo Contest Results


September 5, 2008

September 2008, Long Beach CA—Our Top 10 Photo Contest has now drawn to a close. We want to thank all the talented photographers that entered our contest as well as our sponsors. We received over one hundred entries in our first ever photo contest and the panel of three judges had a very difficult time making the final selections due to the amazing amount of talent. Our grand prize winner, Sheldon Laverick Smith, is a student at Arizona State University and will receive a Westin Long Beach Getaway package, SLR Gorillapod, Best Buy gift card, PhotoStamps, Behind the Scenes tour and general admission for four to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and Harbor Breeze cruise for four. Our Aquarium members can look forward to seeing the winning photographs in print in the next issue of Pacific Currents.

We are pleased to announce the winners below:

Grand Prize:

Sheldon Laverick Smith
Sea lion near rocks

Second Place:

Curtis Hatamoto
What the?

Third Place:

Sheri Mandel

Honorable Mentions (in no specific order):

Shannon Flores

Mark Tripp
Big girl, big fish

Phil Harvey
Colorful Coral Colony

Neil Miyazaki
Cautious Curiosity

Faria Chowdhury
Sea cucumber

Michael Schechter
Son and crab

Cynthia Smith Silhouettes

We would like to thank all of our sponsors: Westin Long Beach, Best Buy in Long Beach, Joby, Stamps.com, Bubba Gump’s, Harbor Breeze Cruises, molaa, and The Queen Mary. If you would like to take a look at all of our entries, please click here*.

*Note: clicking the link will take you to our group on Flickr, a third party website. While we strive to make sure that all the content posted to our group is appropriate, we are not responsible for their content.