Nature of Orange Photo Contest

2023 Contest Winners

The 2023 winners have been selected by our panel of judges.  Kelly Mieszkalski won first place, adult division, for her photograph Graceful Great Blue.  Elaina Milanot won first place, youth division, for her photograph After the Rain.  Follow Orange County DEAPR on Facebook at to view this year's winning photos and other submissions. 

Thank you to all who submitted photographs.

2023 Photo Contest

Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Commission for the Environment and the Parks and Recreation Commission announce the 2023 Nature of Orange Photography Contest. The purpose of the contest is to get people outside taking photos of all of the beauty in Orange County.  The theme is Farms, Parks and Trails in Orange County. Contestants are encouraged to visit Orange County Parks and submit photos taken there. Photos may be submitted until 5 p.m. April 30th. Rules and Entry forms are located below.  


                        After the Rain- Elaina Milano

Frog in green grass

               Graceful Great Blue  - Kelly Mieszkalski

Great Blue Heron flying near pond