2017 Photo Contest Winners
Full size images of the winning entries listed below can be seen in our photo gallery.
- 1st Place (tie) - "Seattle Whale Watching"
In the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle, WA
Branch S-522 Mark Summers, Hinckley, OH
- 1st Place (tie) - "Crabby Day"
At the Galapagos Islands
Branch S-590 Judith Figura, Pittsburgh, PA
- 2nd Place - "Leopard"
t the Pittsburgh, PA Zoo
Branch S-011 Nicole Csider, Munhall, PA
- 3rd Place - "Thursday"
Found a baby toad while cutting grass and named him/her "Thursday" (photo was taken on Thursday 8/10/17)
Branch S-319 Chris Harvilla, Palermton, PA
- Honorable Mention (tie) - "Hello Oliver"
Our neighbors' dogs enjoy coming over to our house to visit - they pose nice for photos.
Branch S-023 Cassandra Muffler, Oconomowoc, WI
- Honorable Mention (tie) - "Samoa sitting on the hood of my car"
Jumped on the hood of my car after I got in. Baby it's cold out here!
Branch S-141 Donna Connolly, Flowery Branch, GA
- 1st Place - "Spring at Joan of Arc"
Built in 1420 in France, brought to the USA in the 1920's and then to Milwaukee, WI in 1966
Branch S-023 Laurie Muffler, Oconomowoc, WI
- 2nd Place - "Into the City of Blue"
Morocco: The city of Chefchaouen is known for its gorgeous blue architecture.
Branch S-001 Charlene Westfall, Aurora, OH
- 3rd Place - "Gateway to Mercy"
Eastern State Penitentiary (closed in the 1970's) - the gate of the main entrance of the hospital ward.
Branch S-140 Rachel Kostival, Reading, PA
- Honorable Mention (Tie) - "Circle of Fun"
Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, OH
Branch S-524 Amy Dreger, Avon, OH
- Honorable Mention (Tie) - "House Tops"
Looking over the city of Barcelona, Spain
Branch S-011 Cyrilla Bakey, Homestead, PA
- 1st Place (tie) - "Ghost Ship"
Early one morning on the Current River, a spider was busy spinning an amazing web.
Branch S-101 Margaret Lyons, St. Louis, MO
- 1st Place (tie) - "Reflection"
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol, ME
Branch S-011 Ann Csider, Munhall, PA
- 2nd Place (tie) - "Bouy with a View"
Juneau, Alaska - Sea Lions resting on a bouy, in the background Mendenhall Glacier part of the Tongass National Forest
Branch S-013 John F. Lipchick, Jr., Plum, PA
- 2nd Place (tie)- "The Storm before the Calm"
A summer thunderstorm fast approaching over the Mississippi River towards the Bluffs of Alton, IL
Branch S-287 Rosa Knizer, Alton, IL
- 3rd Place (tie) - "Just Hanging Around"
This little tree frog has been yard in Youngstown, OH, "just hanging around" for the cover and food.
Branch S -344 Rick Maro, Youngstown, OH
- 3rd Place(tie) - "Portland Lighthouse"
Branch S -011 Tim Csider, Munhall, PA
- Honorable Mention - "God's Paint Brush"
Branch S-633 Ron Scribner, Omaha, NE
Lakes / Mountains / Waterfalls
- 1st Place (tie) - "Majestic Rainier"
Mt. Rainier overlooking the city of Seattle, WA.
Branch S-081 Linda Vargo, Whiting, IN
- 1st Place (tie) - "Bryce Canyon"
This photo was taken while hiking the Navajo Trail at the bottom of Bryce Canyon, UT
Branch W-001 Luke Siskoff, Shakopee, MN
- 2nd Place - "Mount Rainier"
Branch S-522 Virginia Summers, Hinckley, OH
- 3rd Place - "Seaside Serenity"
Pawleys Island, SC - the best escape anyone can have.
Branch S-038 Brianna Guth, Easton, PA
- Honorable Mention (tie) - "On Jordan's Bank"
Acadia National Park, ME
Branch S-011 Sarah Csider, Munhall, PA
- Honorable Mention (tie) - "Beautiful Day in Cleveland"
On the shores of Lake Erie.
Branch SZJO - Susan Chlysta, Ravenna, OH
Flower / Leaves / Trees
- 1st Place (tie) - "Pretty Pond"
My friend's mom has a pond in her backyard in Salem, OH and it is filled with waterlilies
Branch S-169 Kathleen Bach, Youngstown, OH
- 1st Place (tie) - "Sunflower Patch"
I was riding my bike around the Mill creek Metro Park Farm, Canfield, OH and came across this patch of sunflowers!
Branch S-030 Margaret Proch, Canfield, OH
- 2nd Place - "We Are All Family & Happy"
Bryson City Exit off US 19 South
Branch SZJO - Michael Palof, Sylva, NC
- 3rd Place (tie) - "January Adventures"
Three snow glistened tree in my backyard.
Branch SZJO - Juila Stranges, Wheatfield, NY
- 3rd Place (tie) - "The Wonder of Growing"
Sapling tree planted in 1983 ibn our front yard of our home when we had our first son.
Branch S-065 Kathleen Capristo, Henderson, NV
- Honorable Mention - "Lego Butterfly Garden"
Nature Connects® Art with Lego bricks displayed at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
Branch S-524 Mary Pike, Avon, OH
Skies / Sunsets / Tropical
- 1st Place - "Sunset Catalina Island"
Sunset over Catalina Island Harbor - CA
Branch S-044 Susan Lucia, Mt. Pleasant, PA
- 2nd Place - "Emblazon Bovine"
Our cow eating a corn stalk during a sunset in Hartington, NE
Branch W-014 Chad Lammers, Harrington, NE
- 3rd Place (tie) - "Tropical Paradise"
Magnificent sunset on Sanibel Island, FL
Branch S-141 Rose Marie Krulac, Solon, OH
- 3rd Place (tie) - "Sunset on the Bay"
Having dinner on the bay when the most beautiful sunset appeared - Ocean City, MD
Branch S-319 Mary Jo Zima, Downington, PA
- Honorable Mention - "Before the Storm"
Watching the storm coming while driving to Iron Pigs (AAA) baseball game -had a 2 hour rain delay
Branch S-319 Nancy Mazurek-Harvilla, Palmerton, PA
Overall Best Photo
- "Paying Respect to Great Grandpa" -
We went to the cemetery to put flowers on Great Uncle and Great Grandparent's graves. My grandson rested his head on my mom and dad's headstone.
Branch S-101 Jeanette Venker, St Louis, MO
See photos of the winning entries.