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2023 In Focus Photo Contest Winners Announced

2023 In Focus Photo Contest Winners Announced
Posted on 01/25/2024

The fourteenth annual New Hope In Focus Photo Contest came to a close on Monday night, with the announcement of the winning photos during the New Hope City Council meeting. Twenty photographers, who either live, work or study in New Hope, submitted 27 photographs taken within the city.

A panel of judges, consisting of members from the community with extensive knowledge of photography and visual communication, evaluated each photograph based on subject matter, composition, technical quality, and overall impact. The judges selected winners in three categories: people, places, and wildlife & nature. Additionally, there was a special youth photography category for photographers under the age of 18.

In November, the community had an opportunity to vote for their favorite photo for the People's Choice category, both online and in person.

The winners in each category are as follows:

People: "Slam Dork" by Dack Nehring

"Slam Dork" by Dack Nehring


Places: "Frost in Hidden Valley Park" by Richard Isenhart

"Frost in Hidden Valley Park" by Richard Isenhart

Wildlife & Nature: "A Mother's Love" by Branden Wiater

"A Mother's Love" by Branden Wiater

Youth Photographer: "The Spot" by Randy Smythe

"The Spot" by Randy Smythe

People's Choice: "Cardinal in the Snow" by Jerry Vincent

"Cardinal in the Snow" by Jerry Vincent

The winners received an award plaque, and their photos are now displayed digitally at New Hope City Hall. Furthermore, the winning images will be featured in the upcoming issue of In Touch.


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