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2019 Photo Contest Winners

Full size images of all the winning entries listed below can be seen in our photo gallery.


  • 1st Place (tie) - "Evening Stroll"
    50 Acre Park Evergreen Park, IL
    Branch S-287 Laura Gibson-Kelly, Evergreen Park, IL
  • 1st Place Place (tie) - "Bunny Raiding the Bird Feeder"
    Branch S-156 Diane Beem, Hubbard, OH
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Morning Dove with Baby Dove"
    Branch S-090 Marcel Szal, Inverness FL
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "What's for Dinner Mom?"
    Branch S-233 Yvonne Vodzak, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Peek"
    Foothills Highwood Mountains, Montana
    Branch W-001 Kenneth Siskoff, Great Falls, MT
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Birdwatchers"
    Great Grandson, Noah & Henry (cat)
    Branch S-202 Margaret Dintino, Campbell, OH
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "How to Catch a Mouse"
    Granddaughter Olivia with Blackie & Stripes
    Branch S-627 Geraldine Wemhoff, Creston, NE
  • Honorable Mention (tie) - "Partners in Crime"
    Oreo, Australian Sheep dog & Lollipop, crested Gecko
    Branch S-177 Lena Knapp, Palmyra, PA
  • Honorable Mention (tie) - "Bat Dog"
    Sam in his 2018 Halloween costume
    Branch S-107 Marie Casciato, Clairton, PA


  • 1st Place - "Buoy Bliss"
    Thurston's Lobster Pound, Maine
    Branch S-524 Patty Freaney, Avon, OH
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Vancouver in the Morning"
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Branch SZJH Celeste Tellier, Wakefield, RI
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Beautiful Skyline"
    Chicago, IL
    Branch Z-423 Natasha Kirchens, Lake Forest, IL
  • 3rd Place - "Bridge to Nature"
    Appalachian Trail
    Branch S-035 Elaine Walters, Branchburg, NJ
  • Honorable Mention - "Barn Billboard"
    Trumbull County, OH
    Branch S-557 Geraldine Valko, Orwell, OH

Flowers / Leaves / Trees

  • 1st Place (tie) - "Reflection in God's Creation"
    Palestine Gardens - Lucedale, MS
    Branch W-013 Audrey Chromy, North Bend, NE
  • 1st Place (tie) - "Queen's Wreath"
    Botanical Gardens, Naples, FL
    Branch S-141 Rose Marie Krulac, Solon, OH
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Daybreak"
    Muir Woods National Park, Muir Woods, CA
    Branch S-007 Judy Taylor, Bellbrook, OH
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Get Back to Your Roots"
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Branch S-180 Noah Clements, Belmont, MI
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Nuts About Fall!"
    Buckeye Tree
    Branch S-161 Anastacia Viau, Baltimore, OH
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Meghan's Light"
    Telegraph Hill / East Chop Martha's Vineyard
    Branch Z-499 Kiera Ciolkos, Hadley, MA
  • Honorable Mention - "The Old Homestead"
    Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT
    Branch W-001 Luke Siskoff, Lake Shakopee, MN
  • Honorable Mention - "Pretty Pinchers"
    Berlin Center, OH
    Branch S-169 Kathleen Bach, Youngstown, OH

Lakes / Mountains / Waterfalls

  • 1st Place (tie) - "An Emerald Jewel"
    Plitvkel Lakes, Croatia
    Branch S-410 Cindy Spinelli, Gettysburg, PA
  • 1st Place (tie) - "Mt. Hood 2018"
    Branch S-452 Lynda Kujawa, St John, IN
  • 1st Place (tie) - "Colter Bay Lake"
    Northern Grand Tentons National Park, Wyoming
    Branch S-180 Grace Clements, Belmont, MI
  • 2nd Place - "Bryce Canyon Hoodoos"
    Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
    Branch S-522 Mark Summers, Hinckley, OH
  • 2nd Place - "A Day in Coconino National Forest"
    Sedona, AZ
    Branch S-140 Maria Klementovic, Palmerton, PA
  • 2nd Place - "Monument Valley Mitten"
    Monument Valley, AZ
    Branch W-093 Cora Adam, Edina, MN
  • 3rd Place (tie) -"Morning Mist over Lake Moraine"
    Banff, Canada
    Branch W-018 Dennis Koubsky, Omaha, NE
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Mountains in Breckenridge, CO"
    Branch Z-488 Melissa Billger, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Honorable Mention (tie) - "Anna Ruby Falls"
    Helen, GA
    Branch S-088 Marian Parker, Lakeland, FL
  • Honorable Mention (tie) - "Half Dome"
    Yosemite National Park, CA
    Branch S-452 Irene Kusbel, Schererville, IN

Miscellaneous Nature

  • 1st Place - "A Long Way Home"
    Traveling across the country on a train
    Branch S-066 David Holst, Henderson, NV
  • 2nd Place - "Safe Harbor"
    Camden, Maine
    Branch S-035 Christina Diehl, Califon, NJ
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Musser Lane"
    Bellefonte, PA Branch Z-450 Victoria Parsons, Bellefonte, PA
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Flit"
    Henderson, NV
    Branch S-066 Diane Holst, Henderson, NV
  • Honorable Mention - "The Ripple"
    Avon Lake, OH
    Branch Z-087 Serena Zinsmeister, Avon Lake, OH

Skies / Sunsets / Tropical

  • 1st Place - "BRRR - It's Cold Outside!"
    Montana / South Dakota State lines
    Branch SZJO - Ronda Cordell, Camp Crook, SD
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Mackinac / Round Island Lighthouse"
    Channel of Lake Huron
    Branch S-590 Judith Figura, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2nd Place (tie) - "Paradise Found"
    Trunk Bay, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Branch S-524 Mary Pike, Avon, OH
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "The Moon"
    7/21/19 Taken with a Telescope & Camera
    Branch S-161 Kurt Lesnansky, Youngstown, OH
  • 3rd Place (tie) - "Only God Can Make Skies Like This"
    Upper Hutt City, New Zealand
    Branch S-001 Joseph Moorman, Upper Hutt New Zealand
  • Honorable Mention - "Double Rainbow"
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Branch S-424 Dorothy Dubina, Pittsburgh, PA

Overall Best Photo

  • "In Honor of Bravery"
    Normandy, Omaha Beach - A French artist created this sculpture for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
    Branch S-218 Claudia Thomas, Ft Wayne, IN

See all the winning entries.


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