BY KATHY KANE
Trenton Trib student photographer Alyssa Farnham-Jenkins is taking Downriver scenery to a new level. She recently participated in the “Take It Outside” Nature and Wildlife Photo Contest, which was put on by the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy, and invited students to participate in the Photo Contest.
Jenkins won first place Pollinators (Beauty and the Bee) and a cool 50 bucks. She also placed third in Waterways (Shades of Dusk) and netted $25 as well as receiving an Honorable Mention for Wildlife (Winter’s Blanket).
Any high school student photographer was eligible to participate. The contest was open to Gibraltar Carlson, Flat Rock, Grosse Ile, Southgate, Riverview, Trenton and Wyandotte high school students.
Entries were judged by category with winners receiving $50 for first place in each category; $40 for second place in each category; and $25 for third place in each category. The grand prize overall winner received $100. Winning entries were displayed at the Island Fest and will be displayed at the Trenton Library in August and the Wyandotte Library in September.
The group was looking for photos taken in southeastern Michigan that inspired appreciation and stewardship of the environment: the air, water, land, resources, wildlife, and ecosystems. Students could choose two categories with a maximum of one photo per category.
Entry categories were nature (photos of plants, flowers, trees, etc.), animals (photos where main focus is on animals (wild animals, not pets) and landscape (photos with scenery as the main focus).
More information can be found at www.ginlc.org.