Tree Beauty Contest

2021 Winning Entries

Most Welcoming Trees submitted by Aleck Greenwood - located at the entrance of Cocoa VillageMost Welcoming submitted by Aleck Greenwood
Best Community of Trees submitted by Aleck Greenwood-located at FL Ave and US1Best Community of Trees submitted by Aleck Greenwood
Judges Choice submitted by Tammy Carter - Oak trees along Indian River DriveJudges Choice submitted by Tammy Carter
Best Photo submitted by Jane Jollay - Lay Down Sally, located along Indian River DriveBest Photo submitted by Jane Jollay
People's Choice submitted by Janne Etz - Located in the BelAire Courtyard in Cocoa VillagePeople's Choice submitted by Janne Etz
Runner up Best Photo submitted by Mary Kamus - Australian PinesRunner up - Best Photo submitted by Mary Kamus
Most Colorful Honorable Mention submitted by Dan Quattrocchi - royal poinciana Most Colorful (Honorable Mention) submitted by Dan Quattrocchi

Tree Beauty Photo Contest Overview

The City of Cocoa has been designated a Tree City USA and to commemorate this recognition, we invite our citizens and visitors to share your favorite tree in the City. A well maintained and healthy tree canopy provides beauty for our community. Trees also benefit us by improving air quality, reducing heat with shade, providing, wildlife habitat, absorbing stormwater and protecting us during storms by dampening winds. 

Show Us Your Trees

Use your phone or favorite camera to take a photo of your favorite Cocoa tree and explain why this tree is significant to you or the community. Photos will be judged based on the benefits of our trees listed above and the value they add to our community. Multiple winners will be selected from various categories as well as people’s choice and best photography recognitions.

Deadline

Submit your entry by 5:00pm on July 5, 2021.

Winning Entries

Winners will be contacted by Friday, July 16, 2021 and invited to the Cocoa City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for recognition. Contest winners will be displayed at City Hall.

Judging Committee

Our judging committee is comprised of various members of the community including:

  • Councilwoman for District 4, Lorraine Koss
  • Photographer, John Maryland
  • Citizen and Landscape expert, Linda Gombert
  • Property Owner, volunteer, and member of the City's Tree Board and Planning and Zoning Board, Aleck Greenwood
  • Tree Specialist, Simon Stratford, owner of Stratford Tree Surgery