Mckee Botanical Garden Announces Winners of Annual Waterlily Photo Contest

VERO BEACH, Fla. – June 18, 2018 – McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the winners of 15th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest.

On Friday, June 14, 117 beautiful photos submitted by local residents and beyond were judged during the 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration at McKee Botanical Garden. Judges selected a first, second and third place winner, as well as an honorable mention in the following adult categories (Color, Black and White, and Manipulated).  A Youth category for photographers 17 and under was also judged and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner was chosen.  During the Annual Waterlily Celebration on Saturday, the public was given the opportunity to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award.  

The list of winners included:

People’s Choice Winner –  (Untitled) Juanita Saylor, Micco


1ST PLACE:  “Lotus Rising” by Al Harty, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:  “Beauty and the Bee” by Jennifer Lanam, Sebastian

3RD PLACE:  “Contemplation” by Dorothy Hudson, Vero Beach

HONORABLE MENTION:  “Pretty in Pink” by Melissa Pierce, Palm City


1ST PLACE:   “Greeting the Sun” by Lee Benson, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:  “Afraid of the Dark” by Susan Grube, Sebastian

3RD PLACE:  “Nocturnal Llily” by Shelley Stang, Ft. Pierce


1ST PLACE:  “Glowing Waterlily” by Lynne Hollingsworth, Vero Beach

2ND PLACE:  “Turn of Events” by Susan Grube, Sebastian

3RD PLACE:  “Luminescence” by Michele Loftus-Trzcinski, Sebastian

HONORABLE MENTION:  “Seeing Double” by Tim Hinkle, Jr., Vero Beach


1ST PLACE: “Peaceful Soul on a Pond” by Cooper Hyland, Palm City

2ND PLACE:  “Peach” by Addison Merritt

3RD PLACE: “  Nature’s Beauty“ by Miller Mann, Cincinnati, OH

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