In the Earth Day Photo Contest, “Passion and Bee” is the winner taken by the Alan Bosse. There were more than 200,000 votes cast in the final round of the Student Earth Day Photo Contest. The winner is studying web design at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama, FL. The photo is about a bee gathering the nectar of a passion fruit blossom and it was chosen by the Bing users and was featured on the Bing home page in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The title of the photo is “Passion and Bee” from the 18+ age division, was taken in Long Beach, California using a digital Fujifilm Finepix S8100.
Winners in the other age divisions included: a whale off the coast of Maui taken by a student in 4th grade at Lomond View Elementary in Pleasant View, UT; a butterfly taken by a 7th grader at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, NY; and an iguana in Puerto Rico shot by a high school senior at Princeton High School in Princeton, NJ.
Moreover, Bing has planned to bring all of the division winners out to Redmond in late May to meet its team and help pick out photos that will appear on the Bing homepage. All of the finalists have won prizes for themselves and their schools to enable students to continue their passion of photography, including computer equipment, digital cameras, and photographic printers.