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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 Florida State Parks Photo Contest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The winners of the 2022 Explore Florida State Parks Photo Contest have been announced by the Florida Parks Service of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • First place winner: At Myakka River State Park, Jonathan Crossman took the “Camping Under Oaks and Stars” photo. Crossman won a stand-up paddle board and life jacket from Florida State Parks, as well as a BioLite fire pit and a family annual pass.
  • Second place winner: Wei-Shen “Osprey Fresh Catch”, a photograph by Chin, was taken at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Chin got a BioLite fire pit, an insulated tote bag from RTIC Outdoors and 12-day use admission permits.
  • Third place winner: Cody McNeal’s “Exploding Sunset” was captured in De Leon Springs State Park. McNeal brought home an RTIC Outdoors soft cooler, a CamelBak hydration pack and six-day admission passes.

“Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s photo contest, and thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a photo,” said Florida Park Service Acting Director Chuck Hatcher. “We received thousands of incredible entries, all of which helped showcase the beauty and natural wonder of our incredible state parks.”

The 2022 Explore Florida State Parks Photo Contest received 12,673 entries, breaking last year’s record of 3,796.

The program allows people to explore their favorite parks while earning prizes for future adventures and memories at Florida State Parks.

Wei-Shen Chin’s “Osprey Fresh Catch” won second place.(FDEP)
by Cody McNeal "Explosive sunset" got third place.
Cody McNeal’s “Exploding Sunset” took third place.(FDEP)

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