Surpassing our expectations, Fire Management Today received 424 images from 73 people for our 2006 photo contest! Thanks to everyone who contributed their best fire-related images to this year’s competition.
We asked people to submit images in six categories:
Miscellaneous (fire effects, fire weather, fire-dependent
communities or species, etc.)
After the contest deadline,
we evaluated and eliminated any technically flawed image, such as those with
soft focus or low resolution. Although eliminated, many of these images were
Next, two fire safety experts
reviewed the images to ensure that they did not show unsafe firefighting practices (unless that was their purpose). If an unsafe practice was evident, we disqualified the image from competition.
three judges reviewed, scored, and
ranked the remaining images based on traditional photography criteria.
And the winners are:
First Place, Wildland Fire.
Second Place, Wildland Fire.
Place, Wildland Fire.
Honorable Mention, Wildland Fire.
First Place, Prescribed Fire.
Second Place, Prescribed Fire.
Third Place, Prescribed Fire.
First Place, Wildland–Urban
Second Place, Wildland–Urban
Place, Wildland–Urban Interface.
First Place, Ground Resources.
Second Place, Ground Resources.
Third Place, Ground Resources.
First Place, Aerial Resources
Second Place, Aerial Resources.
Third Place, Aerial Resources.
First Place, Miscellaneous.
Second Place, Miscellaneous.
Third Place, Miscellaneous.