3rd Annual Children’s Photo Contest Winners

Photography is a wonderful craft to learn. Everyone can participate in this art form and anyone can learn the skills to take a good photograph, at any age. This is one reason why three years ago we started a photo contest specificially for children who are 16 years and younger. We want to encourage kids to explore this medium so they can see the world in which they live in a new and exciting way.

Taking photographs allows you to see details in things you may have never noticed before. Different lighting can change scenes in dramatic ways. Injecting people and animals in scenes alters the subject greatly. There are so many possibilities when it comes to composing a photograph.

We’d like to thank all the children who entered the photo contest this year. Even though we have to limit the winners to just a few, we are impressed with all of the submissions.

– Mark Stash, editor


Ages 14-16

First Place

“Look Ahead – Ontario Pathways”
Zachary VanDamme • Phelps

 

Second Place

“Seneca Lake”
Julia McCormack • Geneva

 

Third Place

“Golden Summer in Middlesex”
Sophia Parshall • Naples

 


Ages 10-13

First Place

“American Kestral at Skaneateles Lake”
Hugo Milne-Home • Summit, New Jersey

 

Second Place

“Finger Lakes Sunrise”
Nicolas Riveros • West Henrietta

 

 

Third Place

“January Day at Chimney Bluffs”
Grahm Penta • North Rose

 


Up to 9 Years

First Place

“Inspiration Point – Letchworth State Park”
Evan Dotterweich • Geneseo

 

Second Place

“Taughannock Falls State Park”
Branden Thomas • Macedon

 

Third Place

“Nations Road Gray Sky – Geneseo”
Phillip Dotterweich • Geneseo