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Protected Areas

2005 Photo Contest

Thank you to all those who submitted photographs for the 2005 My Favorite Wilderness Photo Contest. We received some truly outstanding images, and were very pleased with the level of response.

Images were judged by freelance photographer Jamie Steeves, and Shirley Robb, photographer with Communications Nova Scotia. The judges decided not to name a winner in the wilderness recreation category, as they felt that the very few qualifying submissions in that category did not adequately portray the wilderness recreation theme.

The contest was meant to be limited to images taken within one of Nova Scotia's 33 designated provincial wilderness areas. However, due to the large number of excellent submissions of photographs made outside designated wilderness areas, the judges selected five honourable mentions from among images taken in provincial and national parks in Nova Scotia.

The 2005 contest results are as follows
Overall Winner
Terence Bay Wilderness Area
by Joseph Howse

Prize: Mounted wilderness area poster and a guided one-day photo expedition with protected areas coordinator, photographer, and naturalist Oliver Maass.
Wild Nature Category Winner
Forest Floor"Forest Floor"
Tobeatic Wilderness Area
by Phil Talbot

Prize: Mounted wilderness area poster.
Wild Nature Category Runner-Up
Cliff Waters Sunset"Cliff Waters Sunset"
Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area
by Nicole Johannsen

Prize: Set of unmounted wilderness area posters.

These honourable mentions are as follows, in order from highest to lowest rank. Each honourable mention winner will receive an unmounted set of wilderness area posters.

Other Parks and Protected Areas
Blomidon Park"Blomidon Park"
Aerial image of Blomidon Provincial Park
by Christopher Ball
Withrod Lake"Withrod Lake"
Winter image at Long Lake Provincial Park
by David Hayes
White-tailed Deer"White-tailed Deer"
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
by Sherri Ashton
Beach"Beach 1"
Surf at Martinique Beach Provincial Park
by Jennifer Rector
Beach"Beach 7"
Sand dollar at Martinique Beach Provincial Park
by Jennifer Rector

Due to the success of this year's photo contest, plans are in place to make this an annual event. Congratulations to all the winners!

Find more photos in our photo gallery.