"Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest

2023 "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest Winners Announced

The City of Dublin recently held its 5th Annual "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest as part of "Dublin Pride Week" activities. Photographs could include any wildlife or nature setting, but had to be taken in Dublin between April 2022 and April 2023.  The City received over 230 beautiful photographs of landscapes and wildlife taken in Dublin by 73 different photographers. A panel of judges selected the top ten photographs, which were then posted on the City's website for a community vote. The top four vote-getters were chosen for awards.

Photographer Amit Srivastava was named the Grand Prize winner for the photograph, "Fawning Around." First Place went to Chris Begin for the photograph, "Dublin Ranch Sunset."  The Second Place winner was Ben Radhakrishnan with a photo entitled, "Dublin Mini Alps."  Fourth Place went to Monique Rardin Richardson for her photograph, "The Ponderer."  

Mike's Camera will provide gift certificates, as well as metal prints of their photographs, to the top four vote-getters.  They will also be recognized at a Dublin City Council meeting.  Framed photographs will be displayed in the lobby at Dublin Civic Center and on the City's website.  

2023 Photography Contest Winners 

Grand Prize: Amit Srivastava, "Fawning Around" 

"Fawning Around" Photograph from the 2023 "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest

First Place: Chris Begin, "Dublin Ranch Sunset"

"Dublin Ranch Sunset" photograph by Chris Begin from "Nature inin Our Backyard" Photo Co

Second Place: Ben Radhakrishnan, "Dublin Mini Alps" 

Dublin Mini Alps Photograph by Ben Radhakrishnan

Third Place: Monique Rarden Richardson, "The Ponderer"

The Ponderer Photograph by Monique Rardin RIchardson

 *The City of Dublin reserves the right to display any of the submitted photographs on the City website and other City media to help promote the City in perpetuity.  Photographers will receive credit when photographs are used.