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Winners Announced in City of Palm Coast’s 2023 Photo Contest

With over 900 photo submissions in the city’s 2023 Annual Photo Contest, the photos capture the essence of Palm Coast across six distinctive categories: Residents, Pets, Landscape, Wildlife, Recreation, and Events. Pets — Palm Coast residents love their pets! The Category Winner for Pets is Lori Earley for her photo submission of ‘Cozy Kitten’ – an adorable kitten lounging on a white blanket.
Recreation — The Category Winner for Recreation is Lori Vetter Bowers for her photo entitled ‘Early Rowing Practice.’ In this photo, a team of kayak enthusiasts are training for their next rowing adventure.
Wildlife ­— The Category Winner for Wildlife is Amy Skursky for the photo ‘Young Alligator.’ This photo was captured in the Lehigh Trails neighborhood showcasing that wildlife is everywhere.
Landscape — The Category Winner for Landscape is Stacey Schottey for the photo ‘Matanzas Woods Sunset’ – featuring a stunning sunset casting a warm glow over a handpicked flower.
Events — The Category Winner for Events is Amy Gagliano, with her photo from this year’s ‘Touch-a-Truck Tons of Fun’ event at Central Park in Town Center. The photo captures two young children having a great time in the bucket of a commercial big-rig.
Residents — The Category Winner for Residents is Courtney MacDonald for her photo ‘Ducking Around.’ In this photo, an infant is seen wearing a duck-inspired swimsuit at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center.
“It’s always exciting to see what residents capture behind the lens of a camera. This year’s photo contest was the most successful ones yet with over 900 photos from residents telling their stories through photography,” said Brittany Kershaw, Director of Communications & Marketing.
Category winners were recognized at the October 3rd City Council Meeting and were awarded various prizes including a camera bag, an acrylic certificate featuring a personalized framed photograph, and a camera lens mug set.