For the 37th year running, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has put out the call to local photographers to submit their best for a juried exhibition, and this popular event delivers once again. While the exhibition has traditionally been Florida-centric, the last couple years have switched focus specifically to Selby Gardens.
Submissions were broken up into five categories: Favorite Selby Scene, Selby Gardens’ Geometry, Plant Life at Selby Gardens, Selby’s Birds, Bugs & Critters and Selby in Black and White. Photos must’ve been taken within the last two years, and while cropping and basic photo editing is allowed, no special effects or techniques such as adding/removing objects, etc are permitted.
210 photographs had been submitted and 143 selected for exhibition, and cash prizes were awarded for First, Second, and Third Place winners in each category. There were also Honorable Mentions in each category, as well. Finally, there is the Best In Show award.
This year’s Best In Show award goes to Jo Chaney for her A Curious Curl photo.