Talented students from across the area showcased the natural beauty of the Island Paradise for the Key Biscayne Lions Club Photo Contest, and the winners are honored by the service club.

The annual competition challenged students to get outside and share the beauty of Key Biscayne through the lens of their cameras. After a panel of professionals had their say, first place went to Santiago Krossler from Design and Architecture Senior High, second place went to Lucas Wielandt from MAST Academy Senior High School, and third place went to Kaleia Zambrano from MAST Academy Senior High School.

The first-place photo appeared on the cover of the Lions Club’s annual Key Biscayne Directory.

Honorable mentions were given out in several categories: Wildlife, Lucas Wielandt from MAST Academy Senior High School; Nature, Rylan Sadler from Ransom Everglades School; Composition, Santiago Krossler from Design and Architecture Senior High; Sunrise or Sunset, Kaleia Zambrano from MAST Academy Senior High School; Outdoor, Mia Castellon from Immaculata La Salle High School; Night, Lucia Medina from MAST Academy Senior High School; Aerial / Drone, Santiago Krossler from Design and Architecture Senior High.

The Lions Club thanks all the participants:

Design & Architecture Senior High, Creative Photography teacher Juan E. Cabrera and photography by Santiago Krossler.

MAST Academy’s Fine Arts teacher Eduardo Lacayo, photography by Rosario Krossler, Lucia Medina, Penelope Roca, Lucas Wielandt, and Kaleia Zambrano.

Immaculata La Salle Graphics and Media Coordinator Elena Capablanca, and photography by Mia Castellon, Atme Criscuoli, and Manuela Tamayo.

Ransom Everglades Visual Arts Teacher Matt Stock, and photography by Rylan Sadler.

Judges were: Robert Gentilini from the Lions Club; Diego Camejo, freelance filmmaker and photographer; Maritza Minor, local photographer; Leo Quintana, Islander News photographer, and Kiko Ricote, commercial photographer.

The Lions Club photo contest for next year submission deadline is January 10 , 2020. Participants can contact Nora Camejo at 305-361-7064 or kblions@icloud.com for more information.

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