GUY HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS SELECTED IN THIRD ANNUAL
SANCTUARY CLASSIC FISHING PHOTO “TOURNAMENT”
Five Youngsters Receiving $1,000 Scholarships from Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation for Fishing Photos Entered During Summer Long Contest
February 8, 2016 — The Sportfishing Conservancy and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced the winning photographs and young anglers selected to receive special Guy Harvey Youth Scholarship Awards as part of the Fourth Annual Sanctuary Classic. Five young anglers around the country will receive $1,000 scholarship awards from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, based on photographs that were submitted during this free, summer-long fishing photo contest designed to promote family fun and fishing opportunities in our country’s vast network of National Marine Sanctuaries.
A prestigious panel of three judges — IMAX film pioneer Barbara MacGilivray, Hawaiian Fishing television host Ben Wong and world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey — evaluated a wide variety of youth fishing photos submitted from marine sanctuaries and adjacent waters, and selected the following winners:
Asher Encinas — Asher won the “Most Unique Looking Fish” Award for his picture of a copper rockfish — also known as a “chucklehead” — caught at California’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.