- Author: Pamela S Kan-Rice
Winners of the 2023 ANR photo contest have been selected. This year's photos were chosen for showing “ANR in action” as well as being beautiful, captivating or artistic. Eighty-four photos were submitted by ANR photographers this year.
First place winner is “Green Pastures of Hopland,” showing a flock of sheep and lambs framed by a gnarled tree, taken by Gregory Solberg, staff research associate at ANR Hopland Research & Extension Center.
Second place winner is “Dr. Peter Larbi,” taken by Terri Gonzalez, business officer at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, which shows the UC Cooperative Extension specialist in agricultural application engineering sitting atop a spray rig
Third place winner “Camp Bubble,” which shows summer camp participants blowing bubbles, was taken by Jean Goulart, 4-H community education specialist in Lake County.
Honorable mentions go to “Tablelands” by Danielle Lee, policy analyst for the Nutrition Policy Institute, and “Sunrise on the Range” by Laura Snell, director of UC Cooperative Extension in Modoc County and livestock and natural resources advisor.
“There were so many beautiful photos submitted, it was hard for us to choose only five,” said Linda Forbes, Strategic Communications director. “With the theme ‘ANR in action' in mind, we ranked photos that depict an ANR activity higher than the many other stunning photos we received.”
Photographers of the top three selections each received a $50 gift card. The two honorable mentions received $25 gift cards.
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 photographers.