Show Us Your Florida Side Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Show Us Your Florida Side photo contest! Our grand prize winner, Fodor's member Max Benjamin, will receive 4-day getaway for two to St. Pete Beach, Florida courtesy of Visit Florida and a suite of Fodor's four-color guidebooks.

Thank you to everyone who participated; we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries that we received.

Grand Prize Winner: Max Benjamin

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Lost and found

Lost and found

"Sometimes treasures aren't immediately apparent. Time together with the family on a beach, in search of the perfect shell, is the trove."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Lower Gulf Coast Travel Guide

Photo: Max Benjamin/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: jms122881

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Stiltsville Home, Stiltsville, Biscayne Bay

Stiltsville Home, Stiltsville, Biscayne Bay

"One of the several remaining stilt homes built on Biscayne Bay one mile south of Cape Florida, Key Biscayne, Florida--accessible by boat only."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's Miami Travel Guide

Photo: jms122881/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: bobdennis

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Colors of Captiva

Colors of Captiva

"The colors of the chairs converged with the sky and the sand to make this a lasting memory of our time on beautiful Captiva Island."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Lower Gulf Coast Travel Guide

Photo: bobdennis/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Hoiyin Ip

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Sunrise Catch

Sunrise Catch

"It was just too early to get up . . . But I was glad. It was beautiful!"

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Lower Gulf Coast Travel Guide

Photo: Hoiyin Ip/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: bbobo

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Fly away to Florida!

Fly away to Florida!

"These majestic roseate spoonbills seem to be on their way, and treated me to a thrilling photo opportunity! Who said you need to leave the country to see fabulous sites???"

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Tampa Bay Area Travel Guide

Photo: bbobo/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Rob Maphis

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St. Augustine Starfish

St. Augustine Starfish

"A wonderful vacation in St. Augustine included a day discovering the wonders of the seashore."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's Northeast Coast Travel Guide

Photo: Rob Maphis/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: jms122881

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Key West Transportation

Key West Transportation

"Some of the local color of the preferred transportation in Key West."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's Key West Travel Guide

Photo: jms122881/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Al Doty

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Do you have your eye on a Florida vacation?

Do you have your eye on a Florida vacation?

"This was our first visit to the Everglades. We were hoping to see a few alligators close up . . . we saw over 200!"

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Everglades Travel Guide

Photo: Al Doty/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Daniel Heggie

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Light Delight

Light Delight

"After a full day of sailing and dinner ashore, a rather spectacular sunset was in motion as we motor back to our sailboat."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Florida Keys Travel Guide

Photo: Daniel Heggie/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Doug_MacLean

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Sunshine Skyway

Sunshine Skyway

"While kayaking around Fort Desoto I was fortunate enough to capture these egrets fishing with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as the backdrop."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's The Tampa Bay Area Travel Guide

Photo: Doug_MacLean/Fodors.com Member

Runner-Up: Mark Castleman

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Sunrise over the Atlantic

Sunrise over the Atlantic

"This is a very calming scene for me with the morning sun rising over the ocean, people fishing from the pier and someone walking along the beach."

Plan Your Trip: Fodor's Northeast Coast Travel Guide

Photo: Mark Castleman/Fodors.com Member

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Photo Contest Prize: 3 Nights at the TradeWinds Island Resort

Prize provided by Trade Winds

Located along the pristine coast-line on the island of St. Pete Beach, Florida, the TradeWinds Island Resorts allow visitors to "Just Let Go" offering guests access to two resorts in one with limitless beachfront recreation, sumptuous dining and fantastic family programs.