- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Winners of the ANR photo contest were announced at the March 17 ANR town hall. Todd Merrifield, a business officer at Hopland Research and Extension Center; Marisa Neelon, UCCE nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor for Contra Costa and Alameda counties; and Mike Hsu, senior public information representative, submitted the winning photos.
Dustin Blakey, UCCE director and farm advisor for Inyo-Mono counties, and Merrifield won honorable mentions.
The top photos were chosen from 62 entries submitted by 14 photographers.
“Every photographer entered a photo that was selected in a review committee member's top five,” said Linda Forbes, Strategic Communications director.
Photographers of the three top selections will receive a $50 gift card and two honorable mentions will receive $25 gift cards.
All photos submitted to the contest will be stored in UC ANR's WebDam and made available for UC ANR presentations, websites, social media, etc., with credit to the photographer.
The photo review committee was composed of Forbes, Pam Kan-Rice,DoraliciaGaray, Ricardo Vela, Norma De la Vega, Miguel Sanchez and LisaRawleigh of Strategic Communications.