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Winners chosen in 2011 Accent Travel/Chronicle contest

By Special to the Chronicle

First place: Visiting Venice

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Phyllis Savage of Lecanto pauses near a bridge over one of the canals of Venice, Italy. Savage found the city and country to be quite beautiful, the cuisine delicious and residents and fellow travelers from around the globe to be friendly.
Printed Nov. 27, 2011

Second place: Galapagos giant

Judy Fowler poses next to a giant tortoise while visiting the Galapagos Islands. She also toured the Avenue of the Volcanoes while in Ecuador.
Printed Sept. 4, 2011

Third place: Camels in Cabo

Al and Gloria Schroedel pose with Powder, a dromedary camel. The photo was snapped in February 2011 during whale-watching season, north of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Printed June 5, 2011

Honorable mention: Pausing near a peak

Jim and Barbara Falkowski of Lecanto took a trip Zermott, Switzerland, where they posed with a furry friend, and the Matterhorn in the background. The summit is 14,692 feet high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.
Printed Jan. 2, 2011

Honorable mention: Toledo on the Tejo

Hanna Jackson, after graduating from Lecanto High School, took a trip to Spain and Portugal with her mother. This spot overlooks the city of Toledo, Spain, next to the Tejo River.
Printed Aug. 21, 2011