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Now Accepting Submissions!
June 1st — August 1st

THEME FOR OUR 2017 CONTEST

Category 1: Best Friend
(Ages 7-10 as of June 1st)

Who is your best friend? What makes that person (or furry friend!) so special to you? Put them in their best light as you spend a fun afternoon together capturing snapshots of the things you love about them!


Category 2: Food as Art
(Ages 11-14 as of June 1st)

Intricate tiered cakes, mouth-watering fruit statues—every gourmet chef knows the importance of a meal’s aesthetic appeal. Food can be more than just delicious; it can be a work of art formulated in the kitchen! Snap a photo of one such eye-catching delicacy.


Category 3: Summertime Festivity
(Ages 15-18 as of June 1st)

What is your favorite summertime festivity? From patriotic holidays to weddings and family vacations, this time of year is alive with opportunities to celebrate. Share your enthusiasm with us through your best “festive” shot!

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CATEGORY 1 (ages 7-10 as of July 1)

Theme: Vibrant


First Place Winner


Eleuterio Cruzat, III of Alameda, CA
“Collared Lizard”

Second Place Winner


Hannah Bilowz of Woburn, MA
“Beautiful Roses”

Third Place Winner


Kaylene Miller of Hollywood, FL
“Queen of Hearts”

Honorable Mention


Caleb Schall of Hamden, CT
“Exploring Acadia”

Honorable Mention


Tessa Friginal of Fresno, CA
“Forever Dance”

Finalists

  • Mida’s Leaf by Jenea Diminico
  • Sunny Sunflowers by Avrielle Dicks
  • Raindrops on Dahlia by Sonja Engen
  • On Guard by Callum Beheler
  • Full of Life by Sophia Chorne
  • Vibrant Green by Kaylan Ellis
  • Wings of Glory by Giovanni Zanett
  • Vibrant – Land or Sea? by Sarah Snyder
  • Looking Up by Kaylan Ellis
  • Imagination by Eli Bailey
  • Colorful Beats by Lucas Eddy
  • Neon by Night by Gabriel Faulkner

CATEGORY 2 (ages 11-14 as of July 1)

Theme: Pairs


First Place Winner


Madeline Robitaille of Cape Coral, FL
“Two Stars”

Second Place Winner


Alexandra Miller of Hollywood, FL
“A Pair of Friends”

Third Place Winner


Gabrialla O'Hagan of West Melbourne, FL
“The Promise Land”

Honorable Mention


Christina Edwards of Kansas City, KS
“Double Vision”

Honorable Mention


Maggie Suri of Fallbrook, CA
“Hens and the Harvest”

Finalists

  • Flowers and Wheat by Jordan Walter
  • Siblings by Rachael Collette
  • Which Came First? by Sarah Lynch
  • Cicada and Ukelele by Rachel Wiker
  • Peared by Maria Huff
  • Brother and Sister Pair by Emily Epler
  • Michio’s Eyes by Jordan Walter
  • Companions by Austin Kolb
  • Sidekick by Clara Wiley
  • All Aboard! by Emma Ventola
  • Little Darlings by Anna Galicinksi
  • Promises after Precipitation by Haley Schmeltzer
  • Brothers by Austin Kolb
  • Two-gether by Lily Barger
  • Double Eggspectation by Avalee Crawford

CATEGORY 3 (ages 15-19 as of July 1)

Theme: What’s This?


First Place Winner


Ashlyn Miller of Corona, CA
“The Beauty of Life”

Second Place Winner


JoyAnne Miller of Hollywood, FL
“Dragon’s Eye”

Third Place Winner


Joseph Rust of Adrian, MN
“Melodious Mystery”

Honorable Mention


Elizabeth Kuss of San Diego, CA
“Yellow, Blue and Steel All Over”

Honorable Mention


Katie McGee of Woodford, VA
“Photosynthesis”

Finalists

  • Isaiah 40:8 by Katherine Wright
  • Timberdoodle by Ashton Francis
  • Sweet and Crunchy and Cold by Avery King
  • EVERY Student Needs This by Adoralee Silva
  • 45 Stairs by Mackenzie Ellis
  • A Refreshing Point of View by Catherine Pahs
  • Star Gazing by Chavilah Carter
  • Down on the Farm by Brooke Lorenzo
  • Sound of Music by Katie McGee
  • What a Pane! by Sara Aulds
  • Caps by Jason Chang
  • A-maze-ing Beginnings by Julia Albright
  • A Rainy Day. A Last Day. by Leah Eversole