1st place winner: Grace Gavrilas of Shelby Township, Michigan. Judges' Description - You can almost hear the sweet and soulful background music from this image. The gnarled old tree welcoming the fresh faced new tulips combine to make a wonderful narrative of life endlessly renewed . . . all accompanied by a solitary young woman who's unheard music touches us none the less.
3rd place winner: Lenin Kuchipudi of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Judges' Description - It looks as if the tulips were ordered to stand at attention out of respect for the American flag on top of the building. This really makes good use of natural lighting . . . the tulips almost glow with pride and happiness.
Selfie winner: Cynthia Gonzalez Varela of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Judges' Description - A poignant juxtaposition of a lovely expectant mom among the new-born tulips. This is a great example of a simple idea that suggests renewal and hope everlasting. It's Mother Nature at her best.