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
“Look Ahead – Ontario Pathways”
Zachary VanDamme • Phelps
Julia McCormack • Geneva
“Golden Summer in Middlesex”
Sophia Parshall • Naples
“American Kestral at Skaneateles Lake”
Hugo Milne-Home • Summit, New Jersey
“Finger Lakes Sunrise”
Nicolas Riveros • West Henrietta
“January Day at Chimney Bluffs”
Grahm Penta • North Rose
Up to 9 Years
“Inspiration Point – Letchworth State Park”
Evan Dotterweich • Geneseo
“Taughannock Falls State Park”
Branden Thomas • Macedon
“Nations Road Gray Sky – Geneseo”
Phillip Dotterweich • Geneseo