The Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual “Water Is” photo contest. We received 70 stunning images from youth and adult photographers across the state highlighting what water means to themselves, their families, and our communities. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges from IWRC and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

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Paul Gierhart, professional division
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Melissa Corley, youth 14 and older division
Jennifer Byard, adult amateur division
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Eireann Byard, youth 13 and younger division

Visit the “Water Is” contest page¬†for a link to the full list of entrants and to view the outstanding photos awarded an honorable mention in each category.


IWRC announces “Water Is” contest winners