In October, I entered the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden's first photo contest. I entered all four categories. My photo of a cactus won first place in the 'Floral Close-up' category!
Also, my frog photo won second place in the 'Garden Critter' category:
Alyssa also entered the youth division and won second place with her flower:
The prizes are some bulbs from the gardens, a private after-hours photo shoot in the gardens, and our photos/names will be in The State Newspaper in January, and the Riverbanks Zoo magazine in March. The winning photos (top 20) are on display right now at the zoo in the Discovery Center during the holidays, and they are also on the zoo's website where the public can vote for the Grand Prize Winner. (I don't know what the prize is...) So, if you want to vote, go to the website and look at the top left of the page. It is one of the rotating ads.