47th Symposium Photo Contest Entries & Winners

Photo Contest Voting

All registered Symposium attendees may vote in the Photo Contest and will receive a link to the online ballot via email.

  1. View the photos below and note your selections:  Each photo has a unique number in the lower left corner — use those numbers to make a note of your selection for each category, including Best in Show, before proceeding to the online ballot.  Please be patient as the photos may load slowly, especially when clicked to enlarge.
  2. Enter your selections in the online ballot:  If you registered for the symposium, you should have received an email with a link to the online ballot for this contest.  Simply visit that link, enter your selections and submit the form.  One submission allowed per person.  Once you have submitted your ballot you cannot return to change your selections.  Closing the ballot without clicking Submit will clear the form. 

Votes will be accepted until 3PM Tuesday, February 22. Winners will be announced and their awards presented on Thursday, February 24.

If you did not receive your voting ballot email or have questions about the photo contest, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Wild Desert Tortoises

1st Place, Wild Desert Tortoises
Brittney Semone

2nd Place (tied), Wild Desert Tortoises
Rob LaBar

2nd Place (tied), Wild Desert Tortoises
Mike Schijf

3rd Place, Wild Desert Tortoises
Mike Schijf

Captive (Pet) Desert Tortoises

2nd Place, Captive Desert Tortoises
Rob LaBar

1st Place, Captive Desert Tortoises
Rob LaBar

3rd Place, Captive Desert Tortoises
Sam Easley

Other Desert Reptiles

2nd Place, Other Desert Reptiles
Susanna Mann

1st Place, Other Desert Reptiles
Rob LaBar

3rd Place, Other Desert Reptiles
Larry Cazier

Desert Mammals

1st Place, Desert Mammals
Rob LaBar

3rd Place, Desert Mammals
Tina Erway

2nd Place, Desert Mammals
Chad Rubke

Other Desert Wildlife

2nd Place, Other Desert Wildlife
Rob LaBar

1st Place, Other Desert Wildlife
JJ Smith

3rd Place, Other Desert Wildlife
Verity Richardson

Wild Desert Plants

2nd Place, Wild Desert Plants
Julia Addison

1st Place, Wild Desert Plants
Amanda Webb

3rd Place, Wild Desert Plants
Verity Richardson

Desert Scenes

1st Place, Desert Scenes
JJ Smith

2nd Place, Desert Scenes
Mary Lane Poe

3rd Place, Desert Scenes
Amanda Webb

Tortoise Conservation

1st Place, Tortoise Conservation
Steve Hromada

2nd Place, Tortoise Conservation
Tim Shields

3rd Place, Tortoise Conservation
Brittney Semone