Creative Loafing Photo Contest: And the winners are…

Third Prize ($250): Coffee and the Rays Report (St. Petersburg), by Anne Rogers


Second Prize ($500): Little Trailer Boy (Safety Harbor), by Tony A. Blue


And the grand prize winner ($1,000) was Airstream Ranch Sunrise (Plant City), by Nick Nicks:


The other finalists were Nicole Collins, Andy Herbon, Andrea Lypka, Russell Missonis, Tom Palmer, Kim Saavedra and Eric Seibert. Patrick Scott was the Readers' Choice winner. Along with the top three finishers, all will receive family memberships at downtown Tampa's Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, where their work will be displayed in a special show this fall. Congrats to all!

Last night, during Creative Loafing's sixth annual Sensory Overload event, we announced the winners in our Photo Contest. The photos by all ten finalists and the Readers' Choice winner were displayed gallery-style at the Glazer Children's Museum, the site of this year's bash, during which hundreds of grownups got in touch with their inner child, and a gloriously eclectic mix of art, dance, theater, food and music took over all three floors of the museum.

Close to 250 photographers entered 475 photos into the contest; all of the entries were on view on monitors throughout the museum. The quality was high, the range of interpretations of the theme "Show Us Your Neighborhood" was wide. The judges — Florida Museum of Photographic Arts' Joanne Milani, Tampa Photo Laureate Jeremy Chandler, International Academy of Design and Technology's Paul Pelak, and Creative Loafing's Megan Voeller and Todd Bates — had a tough task.

But in the end three photos rose to the top in their collective estimation. They were:

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