WINONA, Minn. — Friends of the Refuge Headwaters selected winners of its Summer and Fall on Our Refuge Photo Contest from amongst 55 entries from 15 photographers.
Photos have been required to be taken on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge or Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. The high three locations in every class, introduced Monday, will obtain money prizes.
Results in the 4 classes are:
Scenic Views of the Refuge
First: “An Observation of the Observation Deck” by Deedee Nadeau of Winona
Second: “Evening Beauty” by Nong Sundarapura of Winona
Third: “Early Morning” by Cathy Richardson of Winona
Wildlife and Plants of the Refuge
First: “Hey, Watch Me Stick This Landing” by Cathy Richardson
Second: “Mirror, Mirror …” by Richardson
Third: “Jabba the Toad” by Lisa Reid of Trempealeau
Connecting People with Nature on the Refuge
First: “Back in the Backwater” by Nong Sundarapura
Second: “Paddling with Pelicans” by Deedee Nadeau of Winona
Third: “Getting to Know the Refuge” by John Kenkel of Rochester, Minn.
Young Nature Photographers
First: “Quiet Morning” by Isabelle Katwa of Winona
Second: “Sneaky” by Katwa
Third: “Early Morning Rays” by Katwa
Winning photographs can be on show on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on the second flooring of 102 Walnut St. in Winona starting Friday. Additional exhibitions at different places can be introduced.
Contest judges have been Rick Frietsche of Rochester, Gayle Maule of Buffalo City, Wis., and Cassandra Skaggs visiting from Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Marion, Ill.
Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are a citizen-based, nonprofit group that companions with and helps the Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
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