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Scholarship winners named in fishing photo contest

Four Guy Harvey Scholarship winners were named in the inaugural Sanctuary Classic at an awards luncheon held at the Gulf Coast Fishing Center in Largo, Fla.

Each of the young winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship for the photo best showing both conservation and family fishing during this national fishing photo tournament that highlighted fishing in the national marine sanctuaries and encouraged families to get out together.

Pictures of Wesley Farrer from the Florida Keys as well as Michael and Anthony Gonzales, also from the Florida Keys, joined Aidan Rose and Zane Toyon, both from the Channel Islands Sanctuary, as winners of the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award.

Throughout the summer, participants of all ages fished in national marine sanctuaries. But unlike some traditional tournaments that culminate in measuring and mounting a fish, participants in the Sanctuary Classic vie for the best photo. Hundreds of people submitted photos of their sanctuary adventures and competed for online votes in weekly prize contests. 

Video highlights from each of these sanctuaries can be seen at