2019 Summer Photo Contest
Adults (Ages 18 & up)
$20 entry fee allows one photo in each of the following categories:
Teens (Ages 13 to 17) & Children (12 & Younger)
$10 entry fee allows one photo in each of the following categories:
- Scenic or Nature
2018 Friends of the Melissa Public Library Annual Photo Contest
The 2018 Friends of the Melissa Public Library Annual Photo Contest winners were announced August 18 at the library's end of the summer celebration. All the photos are currently on display at the Melissa Public Library, thanks to Taylormade Heat and Air, who provided the printing for this year's photos. The photos will be displayed until the end of August, so drop by and check out this year's winners! Photographers can begin picking up their photos and ribbons on September 3.
Congratulations to all our winners:
Best in Show
- The overall best-in-show winners for the adult category were:
- Hoyt Mann with his Scenic entry "Amber Waves"
- Marietta Schell with her Animal entry "Opossum in Mom's Fig Tree"
- The teen best-in-show went to L. Tyner for her entry in the Other category called "Love on the Bridge."
- The child best-in-show award went to C. Kendrick for her animal photo "Party Kitty."
These winners received gift cards from the Friends of the Melissa Public Library.
Child: People Category
- Honorable Mention (HM) - K. Galbreath "The Mask"
- 3rd - J. Culp "Child of the Sea"
- 2nd - K. Bickford "Bubblegum Selfie"
- 1st - S Helton "Me and a Model T"
Child: Scenic or Animals
- HM - S Helton "Iris After a Spring Shower"
- 3rd - K. Bickford "Yellow Daisies"
- 2nd - G. Hauptrief "Sir Chubbs"
- 1st - C. Kendrick "Party Kitty"
- HM - G. Hauptrief "Old Vroom"
- 3rd - J. Culp "Nothing But Blue Skies"
- 2nd - K. Bickford "Below Light Fixture"
- 1st - S Helton "Grand Canyon at Sunset"
- HM - M. Wilkie "I Miss My Kiki"
- HM - L. Tyner "Going Places"
- 3rd - Z. Pletl "All I Am"
- 2nd - M. McCrady "Green Eyes"
- 1st - S Hall "Radiant"
Teen: Scenic or Animals
- 3rd - S Hall "Bambi"
- 2nd - L. Tyner "Big City"
- 1st - M. Wilkie "That Was Tasty"
- 3rd - M. McCrady "Lightsaber"
- 2nd - M. Wilkie "I Don't Want to Get Up Yet"
- 1st - L. Tyner "Love on the Bridge"
- HM - Linda Bickford "Man on Beach"
- 3rd - Hoyt Mann "Snowflake Dreams"
- 2nd - Christina Freeman "Catching Light"
- 1st - Garrett Jackson "Nora Kate"
- HM - Marietta Schell "Flower and Bee"
- 3rd - Christina Freeman "Dandelion"
- 2nd - Garrett Jackson "Sunflower"
- 1st - Hoyt Mann "Amber Waves"
- HM - Norma Kidwell "Lukenbach Rooster Cone Calling"
- 3rd - Hoyt Mann "Chasing Butterflies"
- 2nd - Christina Freeman "Momma and Baby"
- 1st - Marietta Schell "Opossum in Mom's Fig's Tree"
- 3rd - Emily Kendrick "Morning Atop the Acropolis, Athens Greece
- 2nd - Hoyt Mann "Gates of Yale"
- 1st - Norma Kidwell "Photo from the Distant Past"
- 3rd - Christina Freeman "Self-Portrait"
- 2nd - Norma Kidwell "The Ghosts of LBJ and Ladybird on a Warm Spring Day"
- 1st - Marietta Schell "God has me in his grip"
More Details & Entering Next Year
Go to the Friends of the Melissa Public Library Photography Contest website now for details and get ready to enter next year!