Post Written by Lynne Donahue
The winners of a Coast Guard photo contest were announced today. The winners and their photos are …
- First place: MK3 Adam Acosta, CGC Wyaconda
- Second place: BM1 Mike Sanborn, TraCen Yorktown.
- Third place: IT1 Gabriel Pierce, CGC Diligence
- Public Affairs Specialist/Officer Award: PA3 William Mitchell, 9th District
Honorable Mention (click on the name to see the image):
- OSC Joshua Tidey, CGC Harriet Lane
- GM1 Donald Fitzpatrick, CGC Resolute
- SN Austin Holdner, Station Provincetown
The contest not only inspired members to capture the Coast Guard in action but also generated fresh, exciting photos for Coast Guard publications. Seventeen people had their photos published in publications such as the Coast Guard 2009 Posture Statement. The response to the contest, which ran last year, was overwhelming, with about 1,200 photos received. The unexpected response, cumbersome judging process, and other workload priorities caused the lengthy delay in announcing the winners. We have learned several lessons that should significantly improve our timeliness for future contests. The next photo contest will be announced within a few weeks.
Let us know if one of these images is yours. We’d love to hear about taking the picture and what you think helped to create the amazing photograph.