Renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey announced the winners of the 2014 Sanctuary Classic, a fishing photo contest designed to reward families for enjoying recreational fishing opportunities in our nation’s network of National Marine Sanctuaries and sharing their experiences in photographs.
"America has a tremendous resource in its network of marine sanctuaries and everyone should be encouraged to enjoy these areas responsibly," Harvey said in a video announcement of the winners.
Along with weekly prizes for photos selected throughout the summer, the Third Annual Sanctuary Classic increased from four to eight the number of special Guy Harvey Scholarship Award winners that would be selected at the event’s conclusion.
The eight young boys and girls selected to receive $500 scholarships from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are Parker Churchill, Joe Cutler, Mason Nunn, David Omura, Damian (no last name), Sierra Davis, Connor Creal and Teagan Barnhart.
All people had to do was submit photographs of their summer fishing adventures in the sanctuaries or adjacent waters to the SanctuaryClassic.org website.
Learn more about the Sanctuary Classic and the ongoing activities of The Sportfishing Conservancy at www.sportfishingconservancy.org.