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Photography Contest

The 2016 Summer Photography Contest at the Melissa Public Library, Sponsored by the Friends of the Melissa Public Library has come to an end and there were some amazing entries!  The winners were announced on Saturday, August 27 and their photos are on display in the library through September 10.

Check out the video slideshow of the award presentation!

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This year's Best in Show winners (Pictured to the Right) are Sophia Helton for the Juniors and Melanie Hersom for the Adults.  

Additionally, this year, the winning photos will be included in the 2017 Friends of the Melissa Public Library calendar and the following ladies photos were selected to be on the cover for having the best Melissa Landmarks: 
  • 1st - Jennifer Mathieson
  • 2nd - Diane Miller
  • 3rd - Marietta Schell 
Attendees of the event on Saturday, August 27 has the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo as a "People's Choice" Award and the winner was Bill Farmer with his photo of the Historic Melissa Christian Church.  

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All of this year's winners are listed below:

CATEGORY JUNIORS                                                           ADULTS

1st - Conner Schweitzer
2nd - Noah Schweitzer

1st - Melanie Hersom “Papa and his little chicks”
2nd - Sarah Hall
3rd - Jennifer Mathieson
Honorable Mention - Ruth Akana and Zoe Pletl


1st - Sophia Helton 

1st - Hoyt Mann “On the Hunt”
2nd - Marietta Schell
3rd - Jennifer Mathieson
Honorable Mention - Melanie Hersom and Sarah Hall  


1st - Noah Schweitzer  

1st - Nelli Helton “Russian House”
2nd - Amber Cook
3rd - Mandy Grusendorf
Honorable Mention - Joel Roberts and Moki Akana


1st - Conner Schweitzer  

1st - Melanie Hersom “Carefree Summer”
2nd - Joel Roberts
3rd - Marietta Schell
Honorable Mention - Moki Akana, Ruth Akana, David Helton


1st - Sophia Helton 

1st - David Helton “Foggy Morning”
nd - Joel Roberts
3rd - Nelli Helton 
Honorable Mention - Hoyt Mann, Amber Stice, Mandy Grusendorf 

Best in Show

Sophia Helton 

Melanie Hersom 
Best photo featuring Melissa  n/a 

1st - Jennifer Mathieson
2nd - Diane Miller
3rd - Marietta Schell  

People's Choice  n/a  Bill Farmer - Historic Melissa Christian Church 

All photographs should be picked up September 10 to September 24.  Any photographs that are not picked up by 3:00 p.m. on September 24 will become property of the Melissa Public Library.  

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