Announcing the 2016 Southwest Metro Photo Contest Winners

Every year we look forward to the flood of images that appear on our submission site as we launch our annual photo contest. This year was no different and we received countless beautiful photos from many talented members of our community. Although it is always a tough job to narrow down our winners, the judging panel has spoken. Here are the 2016 Southwest Metro photo contest winners!

See the photos here!

Nature & Wildlife

1st place: Winter Bath by Thor Hansen
2nd place: Morning Reflections on Lake Bavaria by Nick Peters
3rd place: Tiger Swallow Tail at Dawn by Christine Neff Kojetin
Honorable Mentions: Proud Tom by Thor Hansen and A Winter Walk by Deb Zeller

Activities & Events

1st place: July 4th Brothers Making Wishes on Red Rock Lake by Kelley Regan
2nd place: Inspyred by Liza Lorenz
3rd place: 4th of July by Deb Zeller

Pets

1st place: Morning Walk at Cummins by Thor Hansen
2nd place: Cat Concentration by Deb Zeller
3rd place: Brothers by Kelley Regan

Landmarks

1st place: Springtime in the Japanese Gardens by Christine Neff Kojetin
2nd place: Winter Wonderland by Nick Peters
3rd place: Farmhouse Ruins by Matthew Peyton

People & Families

1st place: Snow Day by Lori Dozier
2nd place: Apple "Picking" at Deardorff Orchards by Christine Neff Kojetin
3rd place: Here They Come! by Christine Neff Kojetin
Honorable mention: High Waters on Red Rock Lake by Kelley Regan

Readers' Choice

Looking Up Through an Orange Canopy by Matthew Peyton (pictured above)