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Photography Contest
Winners of the 2017 Arts and Humanities Commission Photography Contest

The encourage participation in the artistic life of the Rowlett community, the Arts and Humanities Commission sponsored an annual photography contest. The contest was open to everyone in the Lake Ray Hubbard area.  Professionals, amateurs and people of all ages were encouraged to submit up to three photographs taken within one year of the contest deadline. Entries were judged by a professional photographer, with cash prizes awarded to first place winners in each of the three categories (people, places and things), as well as for best of show. One entry allowed per participant per category and all works were presented anonymously for judging. 

Theme:  “Rowlett Strong”

Best of Show and First Place winners, who received cash awards are:

·        Best of Show - "Hardwicke-Etter Cotton Gin" by Tony Morrison

·        First Place, People Category - "Citizen Fire Academy - Strong Commitment" by Jim Elledge

·        First Place, Places Category - "Bankhead Brewery - Urban Strong" by Jim Elledge
·         First Place, Things Category - "Captain's Helmet" by Christian Newkirk

Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention winners, who received prize ribbons include:

·         Second Place, People Category - "Eagle in Training" by Jennifer Bell

·         Second Place, Places Category - "The Coyle House" by Tony Morrison
·         Second Place, Things Category - "Rowlett Strong Fire Rescue Response" by Jim Elledge


·         Third Place, People Category - "Little Sweethearts Dance" by Tony Morrison

·         Third Place, Places Category - "Main Street Makeover" by Jennifer Bell
·         Third Place, Things Category - "Fire Gear" by Christian Newkirk


·         Honorable Mention, People Category - N/A

·         Honorable Mention, Places Category - "Snow Day" and "Stormy Weather" by Audrey Bell
·         Honorable Mention, Places Category - "Change on Main Street" by Neil Braswell

·         Honorable Mention, Things Category - "Before the Fall" by Jennifer Bell
·         Honorable Mention, Things Category - "Fire Truck" by Christian Newkirk

·         Honorable Mention, Things Category - "Water Tower" by Neil Braswell



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