Pride in Dublin was shown in photos of its natural landscapes and wildlife that were entered into a new photography contest as part of the city's recent Dublin Pride Week activities presented by its Public Works Department. Pictures for "2019 Nature in our Backyard" had to be taken within the previous 12 months.
Five judges selected their top 10 photographs from among the dozen of entries, and these finalists were posted on the city's website for voting by the community. The public selected the following winners:
* Grand prize: Jay Huang, "Barn at Sunset"
* First place: Jay Huang, "Purple Flowers at Sunset"
* Second place: Vanessa Thomas, "Cherry Blossom Spring at Dougherty"
* Third place: Eric Hanson, "Gosling Playtime."
Mike's Camera in Dublin is issuing gift certificates to the winners: $300 for prizewinner Huang; $50 for second-place Thomas; and $25 for Hanson. The winners will also receive certificates of recognition from the Dublin City Council; be featured on the City of Dublin website; receive a metal print of their picture from Mike's Camera; and have their photos displayed in the City Hall lobby