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Fun in the Park Photo Contest

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General Category 1st Place - Katie Brown

As you are out enjoying Cobb's parks and park activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of the nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park.

General Information

Categories

Categories

  • Sports and Action
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • General (anything else that fits in the theme of 'Fun in the Park')

Rules

  • Eligibility:   All photos must have been taken at a Cobb County park, facility, activity or event.  Any county or city park in Cobb County accepted. Please note that this excludes National Parks (i.e. Kennesaw Mountain and Chattahoochee River National Park) and parks on private property. These photos are not eligible. See the Cobb PARKS website for a complete listing of county parks.  Pictures taken during programs and events sponsored by Cobb PARKS, but occur off park property, are eligible for entry. The contest is open to all photographers.
  • Free to enter:   Entry into the contest is free of charge.
  • Images:   Photographers agree by entering contest to give permission to Cobb County to use their images in publications and on websites.  Pictures may be displayed in exhibits and exhibited online.
  • Entry Limit:   Limit of 10 entries per person.  Photos to be submitted in digital format.
  • Awards: Plaques will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention for each category.  Judges will be provided by the Cobb Photographic Society and Cobb County PARKS.  Winners will be notified by email by the first week in December.
  • Categories
    • General Category - any photo/any subject that depicts ‘Fun in the Park’
    • Sports and Action - any photo depicting sports and/or action in the park
    • Nature and Wildlife - any photo of nature or wildlife in the park.
  • Digital photos may be submitted by email.  Photos should be in full-size jpeg format with no watermarks or signatures on the image. Name the files with your name, category and photo # - (example:  John Doe_NW_01). This would represent your file as John Doe > Nature and Wildlife > photo #1.  Digital photos must be accompanied by an entry form. Entries that are submitted by email will need entry information in the email with the category for each picture and number indicated. Cobb PARKS reserves the right to not accept photos deemed inappropriate.
  • Entry DeadlineNovember 3rd, 2022
  • Submit entries to:   Mark Chandler at Mark.Chandler@cobbcounty.org 

Questions?  Call (770) 528-8831.

2021 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners

Here are our 2021 winners! We had over 280 photos submitted this year, the most we have ever had! There were so many great photos, the judges had a difficult time in selecting the winners. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope you will participate again for the 2022 contest.

General Category

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Photo of a child playing with toys in the park.
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Child playing on play set in park.
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Mother and child swinging on swing set in east cobb park.
1st Place - Jodi Holtz 2nd Place - Wesley Bray 3rd Place - Jason Holtz
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Child playing on play set in park.
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Boy playing in water at Seven Springs Water Park.
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Toddler on swing in park.
Honorable Mention - Dennis Campbell Honorable Mention - Ginny Jarvis Honorable Mention - Heather Bates
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Girl on swing at Mabry Park.
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Girl playing in park.
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Boy playing on play set in park.
Honorable Mention - Ramses Rivas Honorable Mention - Sheela Belagaje Honorable Mention - Srinidhi Krishnan

Nature and Wildlife Category

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Blue bird in tree at Green Meadows Preserve Park.
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Insect in flowers at Green Meadows Preserve Park.
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Spider in garden at Green Meadows Preserve Park.
1st Place - Dennis Tudor 2nd Place - Craig Ehler 3rd Place - Aimee Boothe
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Photo of mushrooms in the grass.
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Photo of a bird in the garden.
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A photo of a bird in the field.
Honorable Mention - Ginny Jarvis Honorable Mention - Madelyn Muraoka Honorable Mention - Madelyn Muraoka
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Butterfly in garden at Green Meadows Preserve Park.
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Colorful leaves in fall.
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Double rainbow over park.
Honorable Mention - Melinda Law Honorable Mention - Swetha Purushan Honorable Mention - Trish Albert

Sports and Action Category

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Very young BMX riders.
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Girl playing at playground in Milford Park.
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Young boys riding bicycles in East Cobb Park.
1st Place - Pat Fahey 2nd Place - Mabel Barba 3rd Place - Jason Holtz
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Boy fishing in park.
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Ladies playing pickleball in park.
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Father and son playing in park.
Honorable Mention - David Rogers Honorable Mention - Ginny Jarvis Honorable Mention - Meshana Thomas
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Kids playing on playgound at Mabry Park.
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Cycling on the Silver Comet Trail.
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BMX riders at Wildhorse Creek Park.
Honorable Mention - Ramses Rivas Honorable Mention - Sandy Lee Honorable Mention - Ümit Yuksel

2020 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners

Here are our 2020 winners! We had over 230 photos submitted this year, more than ever. There were so many great photos, the judges had a difficult time in selecting the winners. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope you will participate again for the 2021 contest.

General Category

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Girl playing in playground.
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2 young girls at Hyde Park.
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Girl playing in playground.
1st Place - Melinda Law 2nd Place - Missy Garrison 3rd Place - Alisha Berry
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Girl at ball game.
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Photo of Aviation Park
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Young girl on swing in spider man costume.
Honorable Mention - Anne Norton Honorable Mention - Craig Ehler Honorable Mention - Sheela Belagaje
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Photo of couple on trail.
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Young girl in park with teddy bear.
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Young girl next to a vote here sign
Honorable Mention - Ginny Jarvis Honorable Mention - Melinda Law Honorable Mention - Shacaira Shelton

Nature and Wildlife Category

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Photo of yellow bird and flowers
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Silhouette of a goose in a park pond
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Scenic view of lake
1st Place - Madelyn Muraoka 2nd Place - John Ridings 3rd Place - James Fletcher
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Photo of a flower and butterfly
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Photo of trail at Mabry Park
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Photo of a yellow flower
Honorable Mention - Craig Ehler Honorable Mention - Jemetria Mabrey Honorable Mention - Kaytlyn Bell
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Young boy walking on path in park
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Photo of praying manthis
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Photo of squirel on tree
Honorable Mention - Kevin Hill Honorable Mention - Madelyn Muraoka Honorable Mention - Ramses Rivas

Sports and Action Category

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Ladies playing pickleball
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Tennis ball coming at you.
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RC plane taking off
1st Place - Ginny Jarvis 2nd Place - James Northway 3rd Place - Jeremy Tyson
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RC plane in flight
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skate boarder in skate park
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Softball pitcher in action
Honorable Mention - Jeremy Tyson Honorable Mention - Larry Schnall Honorable Mention - John Ridings
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Mountain bikers in action
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Boy playing in playgound
 
Honorable Mention - John Purcell Honorable Mention - Srinidhi Krishnan  

2019 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners

General Category

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Parent and child enjoying a swing.
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Young child on a swing.
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Young child on a tricycle at Mabry Park.
1st Place - Jason Holtz 2nd Place - Robin Willman 3rd Place - Calvin Evans Jr.
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Photo of making pottery.
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Photo of a dog playing.
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Child at a playground peeking through glass.
Honorable Mention - John Ridings Honorable Mention - Robyn Beck Honorable Mention - Sheela Belagaje
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Photo of a child climbing at a playground.
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Photo of the fair.
 
Honorable Mention - Xochitl Cuen Honorable Mention - McKenzie Rice  

Nature and Wildlife Category

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Photo of trees next to a lake.
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Photo of disc golf players in the woods.
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Photo of baby ducks.
1st Place - Trish Albert 2nd Place - Ginny Jarvis 3rd Place - Robin Willman
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Photo of walking bridge through the woods.
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Photo of leaves with sun peeking through.
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Photo of a turtle close-up
Honorable Mention - Alisha Berry Honorable Mention - Madelyn Muraoka Honorable Mention - Robin Willman

Sports and Action Category

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Photo of a softball pitcher
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Photo of 3 baseball players kneeling and talking
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Photo of a cyclist doing a wheelie
1st Place - Robin Willman 2nd Place - Robin Willman 3rd Place - Ryan Sanscrainte
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Photo of a child climbing at a playground.
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Photo of boys playing soccer
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Photo of a cyclists view on the the Silver Comet Trail
Honorable Mention - Bette Justice Honorable Mention - Larry Schnall Honorable Mention - Trish Albert

2018 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners

General Category

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Young girl playing on a slide.
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Young girls sitting in a field at East Cobb Park.
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Young girl playing on a slide.
1st Place - Diana Alford 2nd Place - Diana Alford 3rd Place - Robbyn Beck
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Young child on a swing.
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Young girl in a playground at East Cobb Park.
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Young boy eating watermelon.
Honorable Mention - Robin Willman Honorable Mention - Diana Alford Honorable Mention - Sheela Belagaje

Nature and Wildlife Category

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Snail with shell in the dirt.
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Deer eating grass.
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Yellow flowers in a field.
1st Place - Kevin Hill 2nd Place - Mary Koval 3rd Place - Trish Albert
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Row of trees in a park.
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wild flowers on the trail.
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Creek running through the woods.
Honorable Mention - Claudia Buchanan Honorable Mention - Katie Bryant Honorable Mention - Madelyn Muraoka

Sports and Action Category

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Baseball pitcher throwing ball.
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Horse and cowboy at the rodeo.
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Boys playing soccer.
1st Place - Robin Willman 2nd Place - Sheila Rose 3rd Place - Larry Schnall
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Boys celebrating soccer win.
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Boys celebrating with coach.
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Bicycle leaning against rail on Silver Comet trail.
Honorable Mention - Ali Schnall Honorable Mention - Robin Willman Honorable Mention - Trish Albert