Winners Announced for 30th Anniversary TPW TV Contest!
Grand Prize Winner
Christian Erickson of Austin. His story is “Snorkel Texas.”
Christian Erickson from Austin. Christian's winning story idea for an upcoming episode on TPW TV is “Snorkel Texas” and he and his family will be appearing in that episode! “The world below the surface is great”, said Christian. “You can find fossils, fish and plants, and the cost for entry is very low. Texas State Parks offer both fresh and saltwater snorkeling, and it's easy for the whole family to enjoy.”
James Ward of San Antonio. His story is “Kayak Fishing Beyond the Breakers.”
James Ward from San Antonio is our first honorable mention. His story idea is called “Beyond the Breakers” and it's about kayak fisherman who brave the waves and the deep waters to get to Texas' shallow water rigs. “It takes pure man power to traverse miles to get to some big fish, all in a 12 foot plastic kayak.” said James. “I'm so excited to have my story idea win. I grew up watching your TV show and love it. This is awesome!”
Mandy Lea Davis of Austin. Her story is “Teardrop Camper Life.”
Mandy Lea Davis from Austin is our second honorable mention winner. Mandy submitted a story idea about “Teardrop Camper Life.” Mandy quit her job, bought a teardrop camper and now lives out of it visiting the beautiful landscapes and state parks of Texas. “I am a photographer who realized the world is bigger than the office I spent most of my time in.” said Mandy.
Thank you to all participants
The Texas Parks & Wildlife TV show producers would like to thank all of the people who submitted their creative ideas and also thank these prize donors: Whole Earth Provision for a GoPro® video camera ($400 value) and gift certificates ($300 value); Whole Foods Market for Gift Certificates ($500 value); La Quinta for 5-Night stays at any La Quinta in Texas ($500 value); the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation for the Yeti Cooler ($300 value) and $200 in Visa gift cards; Texas State Parks for the Texas State Parks passes ($210 value), and Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine for the subscriptions ($36 value).
The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additional funding is provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.