Week 6 winner, Reel-ing in atmosphere

Bill Shafer of Anna Maria wins the sixth week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this image of the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria. “Tonight, at our favorite place,” he writes of his entry. For the winning photograph, Bill receives an Islander “More than a mullet wrapper” T-shirt. The photographer also is a finalist in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of gift...

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Week 5 winner, Aerial Acrobatics

John Lafferty of Holmes Beach wins the fifth week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this image, taken on the Gulf shore in Bradenton Beach. For the winning photograph, Lafferty receives an Islander “More than a mullet wrapper” T-shirt. The photographer also is a finalist in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of gift certificates from participating advertisers.

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Top Notch: Week 1 winner, Riding out the rain

Peter Kazmier of Holmes Beach wins the first week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with his refreshing image of kids at play in Holmes Beach. He took the photo June 4 of Laith Kazmier, 8, along with Laila Kazmier, 6, left, Audrey Bourdo, 7, Hannah Kazmier, 11 and Sofia Bourdo, 10, “enjoying the rainy season.” For his winning photograph, he receives an Islander “More than a mullet wrapper” T-shirt. He’s also a finalist in the...

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Top notch announcement rules

Top notch to begin The Islander’s Top Notch contest begins anew. The contest celebrates what still is known as the “Kodak moment,” despite the widespread switch from film to digital technology. Look to July 7 for the first deadline, including your July 4 holiday photos. The contest includes six weekly front-page winners. Each receives an […]

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