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Here’s the winner of Charlie Crist’s Pinellas Homemade Mask contest

More than 2,000 people voted in the contest.
Janna Kennedy Hyten created a mask that depicts a couple in an opera balcony and entered it in the Pinellas Homemade Mask  Contest, put on by the office of Congressman Charlie Crist.
Janna Kennedy Hyten created a mask that depicts a couple in an opera balcony and entered it in the Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest, put on by the office of Congressman Charlie Crist. [ Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist. ]
Published Aug. 10, 2020

In an effort to encourage people to wear a face mask, Congressman Charlie Crist and people in his office came up with the idea for a Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest in July.

Nearly 50 people sent in their homemade creations. Voting happened online and ran through Aug. 4.

More than 2,000 people voted. According to a news release from Rep. Crist’s office, the results were close. But the winner was Janna Kennedy Hyten, who created an intricate, sculptural scene of a fancy couple at the opera.

Since the results were so close, four runners up were also announced.

Aleisha Prather made a full face mask that looks like a bird.

Aleisha Prather got an honorable mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest.
Aleisha Prather got an honorable mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest. [ Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist. ]

Tia Lofton brought on the bling with her dazzling mask.

Tia Lofton's blinged out mask received an Honorable Mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Face Mask Contest.
Tia Lofton's blinged out mask received an Honorable Mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Face Mask Contest. [ Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist. ]

Amy Ilic-Vope showed off her embroidery skills with an intricately woven pattern on her mask.

Amy Ilic-Volpe's intricately embroidered mask received an honorable mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest.
Amy Ilic-Volpe's intricately embroidered mask received an honorable mention in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest. [ Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist. ]

And Daniel Harris’s mask with a pocket is the intersection of fashion and function.

Daniel Harris received an honorable mention for his mask in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest.
Daniel Harris received an honorable mention for his mask in Congressman Charlie Crist's Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest. [ Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist. ]
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