SLIDESHOW: HAWAII Magazine’s 13th Annual Photo Contest winners and finalistsby: Derek Paiva
posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Like the photo above as much as we do?
It’s the grand prize-winning entry of HAWAII Magazine’s 13th Annual Photo Contest.
Last May, we asked HAWAII readers to send us their best photos of the Islands. We gave them four categories to enter their photos into: Oahu; Maui, Molokai and Lanai; Kauai and the Big Island. More than 2,500 entries later, our staff selected two winners for each category, and a grand-prize winner over three October afternoons of judging sessions in our downtown Honolulu offices.
There was no argument over which was the best of the bunch—reader Henry Aguilar’s photo of a tranquil morning on Kaneohe Bay. In his story behind the photo, Aguilar wrote:
“Kaneohe Bay at sunrise. A low tide and calm morning made it possible to capture this beautiful scene. I only had a few hours of sleep before heading to this location. But it was well worth it.”
Aguilar’s reward for his winning photo? Airfare for two from Hawaiian Airlines between one of the carrier’s Mainland gateway cities and Maui, a six-night stay at The Kapalua Villas Maui, and assorted prizes from Hula Daddy 100% Kona Coffee, Oils of Aloha and Hawaiian Body Products.
And the other winners, whose photos you’ll see in a slideshow beginning on the next page?
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