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Best of DTO Photo Contest Recap

The Best of DTO Photo Contest opening reception and winner reveal was held on September 15, 2016 at the Gallery at Avalon Island. Thomas C. Chatmon Jr., Executive Director of the Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency, announced this year’s award winners for the following: Best in Show, Fan Favorite, and Best in Category.

  • Lake Eola Park, Best in Category winner: Curtis Reese, “Electric Avenue”
  • Live, Best in Category winner: Quay Hu, “Orlando fire”
  • Play, Best in Category winner: Amy Owens, “I’m so big”
  • Work, Best in Category winner: Daniel Myers, “Orlando’s finest”
  • Panoramic, Best in Category winner: Anton Shilman, “Swan Lake”
  • Best in Show winner: Craig Mitchell, “8 a.m. at Stardust Lounge”  

Due to the tremendous support and activity on social media, we are happy to announce we had co-winners for the Fan Favorite award. Congratulations to Amy Owens, “A Lake Eola Baby Swan” photo and Christian Morales, “Downtown Orlando” photo.

This year’s contest had over 229 photographers participate and over 800 photos were submitted. The Downtown Development Board would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the Best of DTO Photo Contest opening reception. The exhibit will run through October 15, 2016 at the Gallery at Avalon Island.

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