Craig Weeks of Fleming Island, Fla., captured a stunning sunset (above) and the grand prize of the photo contest sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Co. and the St. Johns River Alliance.

Weeks’ winning photo of the sunset over Doctors Lake, which feeds into the St. Johns River, will grace the cover of the 2011 St. Johns River calendar, and he’ll also receive a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

The contest was open to amateur and professional photographers. Other finalists include: Jan Williams, Mirko Bonet, Victor Jackson, Terry Criss, Kim Hathy, Becky Eastham, Buddy Gailey, Jim Thies, Patty Weeks, Keith Smith, Michael Swain, Barbara Gentry, Sharon Preston and Walter Zamorano. The other finalists will receive a year's supply of Georgia-Pacific paper products. (See all the finalists' photos here.)

The winning photographs appear in a 15-month calendar reflecting the beauty and character of the 310-mile river, the longest in Florida. The 2011 calendar is available for $10. All proceeds benefit the St. Johns River Alliance, whose mission is to preserve, protect, promote, restore and celebrate the St. Johns River as an American Heritage River.

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Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific Co. has a pulp and paper mill in the St. Johns River basin in Palatka, Fla., and has dedicated the past decade to environmental improvements that protect and preserve life along the river.

The company is also a supporter of the River Accord, a 10-year, $700 million cleanup project launched by the State of Florida and the City of Jacksonville.

Winners: St. Johns River photo contest
Craig Weeks of Fleming Island, Fla., wins grand prize.