NPMA Announces Pest Photo Contest WinnerNPMA Staff
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced
the winner in its second annual Pest Photo Contest, a national
online competition that challenged photographers to submit images
of common household pests, rodents and small wildlife.
Tapio Kujala, t.alley79, has won the grand prize of $1,000 for
his photo submission of a carpenter ant.
Tapio found the carpenter ant in mid June at the base of a tree
in his own backyard. It was the first time he noticed this species
of ant in his neighborhood, so he wanted to photograph it in
action. Placing the carpenter ant on rope from his cat’s scratching
post, Tapio was able to snap a few stunning photos before releasing
it back into the woods behind his house.
To enter the contest, photographers - amateur and avid alike -
submitted their favorite pest photos to the PestWorld Photography
Contest group on Flickr. All entries were judged on criteria
including originality and creativity, adherence to creative
assignment and overall appeal.
The NPMA received more than 490 striking pest photos from
talented photographers around the world. The top ten finalists can
Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Tapio.
We look forward to receiving some more superior submissions next