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2005 ‘Top Notch’ Photo Contest

Top Notch Photo Contest

TOP NOTCH:
‘YEE HAAAA’
Grand Prize Winner

Jacob Talucci takes flight above the pool thanks to a launch from Uncle Nate in this “Kodak moment” snapped by Aunt Amelia. She will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.

Top Notch Photo Contest TOP NOTCH: ‘Dripping Wet’ final weekly winner
Susan Brownewell of Anna Maria captured granddaughter Kylie of Holmes Beach in a wild flip of water and hair near the Anna Maria City Pier to take the final weekly prize. Susan will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.
Top Notch Photo Contest TOP NOTCH: ‘Close Encounter’ seventh weekly winner

This dangerously close encounter between alligator and heron was captured on by Tom Gross of West Lafayette, Ind., on a February visit to Myakka State Park. He will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.

Top Notch Photo Contest TOP NOTCH: ‘Snack’ sixth weekly winner
This wild green parrot photo was captured on a visit by Vic Baker of Zionsville, Ind., near the Anna Maria Island Club. He will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.
Top Notch Photo Contest TOP NOTCH: ‘Day’s End’ fifth weekly winner
This spectacular sunset at the Manatee Public Beach fishing pier was captured by Donald Steffen of Palma Sola, Bradenton. He will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert”s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.
Top Notch Photo Contest TOP NOTCH: ‘On the Mountain’ fourth weekly winner

Ed Chiles sent this fantastic nature shot taken on his travels and the Top Notch judges agreed that “it’s a winner.” He will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at Ooh La La! Bistro, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.

Top Notch Photo Contest ‘We’re FREE’ Second photo winner
Brenda Twiss has captured the second of eight weekly prizes in The Islander’s summer photo contest, “Top Notch.” Twiss said the dogs broke free during a holiday photo shoot and the camera was, of course, handy. She will receive a “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.
Top Notch Photo Contest ‘Daddy left the hose on’ first photo winner
Piroska Planck has captured the first weekly prize in The Islander’s summer photo contest, "Top Notch," with this "Kodak moment" of Alex Planck, who is almost 2. Piroska said "our grandson decided that after the flowers had enough to drink, it was his turn." She will receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie’s Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert’s Resortwear and a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver.

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