1st Annual Children’s Photo Contest

Ages Up to 9 First Place “Daylillies in the park.” Corey Shutz Age 6 when photo was taken in 2011, Bloomfield

We’re very excited to present the winners of the first annual Children’s Photo Contest. With scores of entrants and several hundred photographs to judge, the response from our younger readers was overwhelming. We wish we had the space to show you all of them.

I’m happy to report that no matter what age you are, if you know how to compose a photo, use lighting correctly and have a decent camera, you too can take terrific photographs. But, as we all know, taking a good photo is more than just pointing and shooting. The photographer sees their subject matter a little differently from the average person. They can pick out appealing points of interest and capture that moment in time.

I congratulate the winners of this first annual contest. I also want to commend each and every person who submitted photos. I want all of you to continue exploring the world through the lens of camera. You never know what you might get.

– Mark Stash, editor


Ages 14-16
First Place
“Twisted.” Taken at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.
Zachary Baldwin,
15, Rome, New York

Second Place
“Fall leaves in my courtyard at my home. No filter was needed with the blood red leaves and perfectly green moss.”
Evan Tucker
16, Victor

Third Place
“Misty morning in Romulus.”
Matthew McDonald
15, Seneca Falls


Ages 10-13
First Place
“The purrr-fect pair – these kittens were happy to pose for the picture.”
Rochelle Burkholder
13, Ovid

Second Place
“Bee unique.”
Melina Settineri
12, Cortland

Third Place
“Playful pooch at Grama’s.”
Christopher Davies
10, Phelps


Ages Up to 9
First Place
“Daylillies in the park.”
Corey Shutz
Age 6 when photo was taken in 2011, Bloomfield

Second Place
“Calm before the storm.”
This photo was taken through the backseat window of a car.
Kailyn D’Agostino
7, Farmington

Third Place
“This deer was in my backyard.”
Carter Sickles
9, Canandaigua

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