Mexico Beach is considered by some to be one of the most picturesque city along the Forgotten Coast and the Community Development Council set out to prove it with its annual photo contest.
More than 165 photos were submitted and a panel of judges determined the winners across categories that included Sunrise and Sunset, Around Mexico Beach, Fishing and Boating, the Beaches, Florida and Animal Life, and People.
“We received a large selection of pictures for this year’s contest. Each picture was unique and we enjoyed looking at Mexico Beach through other’s eyes,” said CDC executive director Kimberly Shoaf. “All pictures submitted had to be taken in the Mexico Beach area and it’s fun to see what you don’t always see.”
In the Around Mexico Beach category: 1. - Rosie Gammell of Inverness; 2. - Cindy Yost of Brooksville; 3. Bill Fauth of Mexico Beach.
Sunrise & Sunset category: 1. - Lisa Gaines of Richmond Hill, GA; 2. - Marty Moore of Belpre, Ohio; 3. - Gloria Sanchez of Mexico Beach.
The Beaches category: 1. - Nancy Walker of Clear Lake, IA; 2. - Marty Moore, 3. - Bill Fauth.
Fishing & Boating category: 1. - William Campbell of Mexico Beach; 2. - Everett Roll of Panama City Beach; 3. - Nancy Walker.
People category: 1. - Nancy Walker; 2. - DragonFly Photography of Stone Mountain, GA; 3. - Lisa Gaines- Richmond Hill, GA.
Flora & Animal Life category: 1. - Bill Fauth; 2. - DragonFly Photography; 3. - Charlene Miles of Chatsworth, GA.
“We appreciate everyone who entered and will enjoy showing off the pictures to everyone who comes into the Welcome Center,” said Shoaf.
All winning photographs will be on display in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center until next year’s contest.
Photos that didn’t win will be included in albums on display inside the welcome center.
Winning photographs can be viewed online at www.mexicobeach.com.