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Green Acres Photo Contest Winners

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of New Jersey’s Green Acres Program, we are pleased to display the winning photographs from the recent Green Acres Photography Contest.

The Green Acres Program was created in 1961 to meet New Jersey's growing recreation and conservation needs.  Together with public and private partners, Green Acres has protected 650,000 acres of open space and provided hundreds of outdoor recreational facilities in communities around the State.

The following list identifies the winning photographs, grouped by photo and age categories.  The location and name of the photographer follows each photo title. Click on any photo below to open a full size version.

Nature Close-up

Ages 6-12
1st – Dragonfly at Turkey Swamp Alder Trail / Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Township / Tyler Hechtle 2nd – Bullfrog Enjoying Lily Pad Pond / Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly / Galina Bello
1st – Dragonfly at Turkey Swamp Alder Trail / Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Township / Tyler Hechtle 2nd – Bullfrog Enjoying Lily Pad Pond / Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly / Galina Bello

Ages 13-17
1st – Bee in the Garden / Durand-Hedden House & Garden, Maplewood / Jared Kofsky
1st – Bee in the Garden / Durand-Hedden House & Garden, Maplewood / Jared Kofsky
3rd – Frog in Water / Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve, East Amwell / Lexie Fairman
3rd – Frog in Water / Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve, East Amwell / Lexie Fairman
Honorable Mention: Chip off the Ol' Block / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
Honorable Mention: Chip off the Ol' Block / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
2nd – A Squirrel's View / Roosevelt Park, Edison / Kelly Gibson
2nd – A Squirrel's View / Roosevelt Park, Edison / Kelly Gibson
Honorable Mention: Summer Morning / Heritage Park, Allentown / Lizzie Mayer
Honorable Mention: Summer Morning / Heritage Park, Allentown / Lizzie Mayer

Ages 18+
1st – Licky Lulu / South Branch Reservation, High Bridge / Donna Herrmann
1st – Licky Lulu / South Branch Reservation, High Bridge / Donna Herrmann
2nd – Baby Blues / Colonial Park, Franklin Township / Vivian Bedoya
2nd – Baby Blues / Colonial Park, Franklin Township / Vivian Bedoya
Honorable Mention: Don't be Bugged by all the Signs / Baysholm Conservation Area, Freehold / Alison Astalos
Honorable Mention: Don't be Bugged by all the Signs / Baysholm Conservation Area, Freehold / Alison Astalos
3rd – Red Fox at Wild Acres / WildAcres Preserve, Montville / Sandy Urgo
3rd – Red Fox at Wild Acres / WildAcres Preserve, Montville / Sandy Urgo
Honorable Mention: Baby Robins' Nest / Woodbourne Park, Wantage / Gale Miko
Honorable Mention: Baby Robins' Nest / Woodbourne Park, Wantage / Gale Miko
Honorable Mention: Taking Flight / Long Pond Ironworks State Park, West Milford / Alan Babbitt
Honorable Mention: Taking Flight / Long Pond Ironworks State Park, West Milford / Alan Babbitt
Honorable Mention: Opening Willow / Leonard Buck Garden, Far Hills / Robert Pilkington
Honorable Mention: Opening Willow / Leonard Buck Garden, Far Hills / Robert Pilkington
Honorable Mention: Eastern Towhee / Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, Franklin Township / William Lynch
Honorable Mention: Eastern Towhee / Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, Franklin Township / William Lynch

People in Parks

Ages 13-17
1st – The Red March / Roosevelt Park, Edison / Kelly Gibson
1st – The Red March / Roosevelt Park, Edison / Kelly Gibson
2nd – Feet / Stony Brook Park, Princeton / Avery Gebhardt
2nd – Feet / Stony Brook Park, Princeton / Avery Gebhardt
3rd – Bike Rack / Marquand Park, Princeton / Emily Goldman
3rd – Bike Rack / Marquand Park, Princeton / Emily Goldman
Honorable Mention: The Battle We Lost / Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton / Mackenzie Stricklin
Honorable Mention: The Battle We Lost / Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton / Mackenzie Stricklin
Honorable Mention: On the Right Track / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
Honorable Mention: On the Right Track / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
Honorable Mention: Cutting Ice at Fosterfields / Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township / Jared Kofsky
Honorable Mention: Cutting Ice at Fosterfields / Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township / Jared Kofsky
Honorable Mention:Peeking Through / Hilltop Park, Princeton / Ilana Multak
Honorable Mention: Peeking Through / Hilltop Park, Princeton / Ilana Multak
Ages 18+
1st – Eternal Love / Mercer County Park, Princeton Junction / Katelyn White
1st – Eternal Love / Mercer County Park, Princeton Junction / Katelyn White
2nd – Hope / Memorial Park, Neptune City / Nancy Smith
2nd – Hope / Memorial Park, Neptune City / Nancy Smith
3rd – Frolicking at South Mountain Reservation / South Mountain Reservation, Montclair / Charles Menjivar
3rd – Frolicking at South Mountain Reservation / South Mountain Reservation, Montclair / Charles Menjivar
Honorable Mention: Jumpin' Kids! / Hedden Park, Randolph / Laura Byrne
Honorable Mention: Jumpin' Kids! / Hedden Park, Randolph / Laura Byrne
Honorable Mention: Young Hunter / Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Upper Freehold / John Piccinic
Honorable Mention: Young Hunter / Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Upper Freehold / John Piccinic
Honorable Mention: Pumpkin Pickers / Franklin Park, Franklin Township / Lauren Curtis
Honorable Mention: Pumpkin Pickers / Franklin Park, Franklin Township / Lauren Curtis
Honorable Mention: Out for a Stroll / Colonial Park, Franklin Township / Vivian Bedoya
Honorable Mention: Out for a Stroll / Colonial Park, Franklin Township / Vivian Bedoya
Honorable Mention: Friends Hiking / Bass River State Forest / Bass River Township / Rah’sh Horne
Honorable Mention: Friends Hiking / Bass River State Forest / Bass River Township / Rah’sh Horne
Honorable Mention: Seining in Fair Haven / Fair Haven Fields Natural Area, Fair Haven / James Ingle
Honorable Mention: Seining in Fair Haven / Fair Haven Fields Natural Area, Fair Haven / James Ingle
Honorable Mention: Emma & Skyler up a Tree / Woodbourne Park / Wantage / Gale Miko
Honorable Mention: Emma & Skyler up a Tree / Woodbourne Park / Wantage / Gale Miko

Scenics

Ages 6-12
1st – Lily Pad Pond in Full Bloom / Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly / Galina Bello
1st – Lily Pad Pond in Full Bloom / Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly / Galina Bello
2nd – A Fall Walk / Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Township / Tyler Hechtle
2nd – A Fall Walk / Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Township / Tyler Hechtle
Ages 13-17
1st – The Forgotten Bridge / Institute Woods, Princeton / Absnel Esteban
1st – The Forgotten Bridge / Institute Woods, Princeton / Absnel Esteban
2nd – Evening Light / River Road Park, Bedminster / Jaclyn Hammond
2nd – Evening Light / River Road Park, Bedminster / Jaclyn Hammond
3rd – Autumn Begins in the Park / Brightwood Park, Westfield / Jared Kofsky
3rd – Autumn Begins in the Park / Brightwood Park, Westfield / Jared Kofsky
Honorable Mention: Playground / Rosedale Park, Pennington / Nathan Kumar
Honorable Mention: Playground / Rosedale Park, Pennington / Nathan Kumar
Honorable Mention: Autumn Sunset / Heritage Park, Allentown / Lizzie Mayer
Honorable Mention: Autumn Sunset / Heritage Park, Allentown / Lizzie Mayer
Honorable Mention: Twilight Silhouette / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
Honorable Mention: Twilight Silhouette / Thompson Park, Jamesburg / Joelle Marrone
Honorable Mention: Untitled - Millstone River / Millstone River, Princeton / Elizabeth Gudgel
Honorable Mention: Untitled - Millstone River / Millstone River, Princeton / Elizabeth Gudgel
Ages 18+
1st – Fairytale Forest / Black River Wildlife Management Area, Randolph / Sandy Urgo
1st – Fairytale Forest / Black River Wildlife Management Area, Randolph / Sandy Urgo
2nd – Summer Serenity / Leonard Buck Garden, Far Hills / Robert Pilkington
2nd – Summer Serenity / Leonard Buck Garden, Far Hills / Robert Pilkington
3rd – Sunset at Ramapo Lake / Ramapo Mountain State Park, Wanaque / Nicholas Scheibner
3rd – Sunset at Ramapo Lake / Ramapo Mountain State Park, Wanaque / Nicholas Scheibner
Honorable Mention: Upside-down Sunrise / Celery Farm Natural Area, Allendale / Jim Wright
Honorable Mention: Upside-down Sunrise / Celery Farm Natural Area, Allendale / Jim Wright
Honorable Mention: Seven Presidents Park after Snow Storm / Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch/ David Lipman
Honorable Mention: Seven Presidents Park after Snow Storm / Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch/ David Lipman
Honorable Mention: Paterson Falls / Great Falls Park, Paterson / Diane Perez
Honorable Mention: Paterson Falls / Great Falls Park, Paterson / Diane Perez
Honorable Mention: Blue Heron / Heistein Park, Randolph / Laura Byrne
Honorable Mention: Blue Heron / Heistein Park, Randolph / Laura Byrne
Honorable Mention: Mercer County Bridge in Fall / Mercer County Park, West Windsor / Caitlyn McIntyre
Honorable Mention: Mercer County Bridge in Fall / Mercer County Park, West Windsor / Caitlyn McIntyre
Honorable Mention: Winter in Sayreville / Sayreville Boat Dock, Sayreville / Edward Hughes
Honorable Mention: Winter in Sayreville / Sayreville Boat Dock, Sayreville / Edward Hughes
Honorable Mention: Sunset over the Bay at Sunset Park / Sunset Park, Harvey Cedars / Deborah Campano
Honorable Mention: Sunset over the Bay at Sunset Park / Sunset Park, Harvey Cedars / Deborah Campano
Honorable Mention: Sunset at High Point / High Point State Park, Montague / David Kenny
Honorable Mention: Sunset at High Point / High Point State Park, Montague / David Kenny

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