2 locals winner and runner up in Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Contest

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - The winner has been selected in the 2nd annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest.

Sharon Cummings of Graytown, Ohio was both winner and runner up in the contest , since she submitted two photos.

The second runner up was Bruce Miller of Upper Arlington. He took a photo of a twelve-spotted skimmer that was photographed at Highbanks Metropark. Noah Stork, 13, of Bellbrook won the youth category with his photograph of a widow skimmer.

The contest was open to Ohio residents only. The 125 who submitted photographs, sent in more than 280 dragonfly and damselfly photos.

"We are really pleased by the obvious interest in this year's photo contest," said Jim Marshall, acting chief for the Division of Wildlife. "The contest is one way to help inform Ohioans about the need for wildlife conservation, and ultimately the purchase of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is a direct and meaningful way to be a part of that effort."

Marshall said that the sale and promotion of the stamp has been an effort that found early success because of several conservation groups in Ohio.

"More than $19,000 has been raised since March 1 from the sale of this stamp in support of wildlife diversity. It's important that we continue to grow and promote this program together," said Marshall.

For every $15 of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp that is sold $14 is invested in the state's Wildlife Diversity Fund.

This year's contest took place at Mohican State Park during the 3rd Annual Wildlife Diversity Partners Conference.

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