The United States Environmental Protection Agency invited the public to share its best photos showing the USEPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. Hundreds responded, sending in nearly 750 photos. Entries depicted scenes from around the world, including the United States, Namibia, Malaysia and Antarctica. An USEPA panel of judges chose 10 finalists in each of the three categories and then the public picked the winners. To encourage participation and provide maximum public access, the contest was hosted on the photo sharing site Flickr.com.
The USEPA recently announced the winners, whose photos will be featured in a special gallery on the USEPA Web site. You can view the winning and finalist photos at: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/photocontest/winners.html