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
“Twisted.” Taken at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.
15, Rome, New York
“Fall leaves in my courtyard at my home. No filter was needed with the blood red leaves and perfectly green moss.”
“Misty morning in Romulus.”
15, Seneca Falls
“The purrr-fect pair – these kittens were happy to pose for the picture.”
“Playful pooch at Grama’s.”
Ages Up to 9
“Daylillies in the park.”
Age 6 when photo was taken in 2011, Bloomfield
“Calm before the storm.”
This photo was taken through the backseat window of a car.
“This deer was in my backyard.”