Announcing 2015 Photo Contest Winners

The photos are in and the judges have made their decision. We had over 70 entries in this year’s photo contest depicting the theme “Picture Your Hero.” Contestants sent us pictures of family, monuments, and man’s best friend. Photos were judged on a variety of criteria including creativity, composition, message, theme, and others. Many thanks to the Fort Collins Digital Camera Club for judging the entries, we know it was really hard! Winning photos will be on display at Old Town Library for the month of August, beginning on the 7th.


Adults (18+)


First Place
“A Hand Up” by Vanessa Houk

A Hand up

Second Place
“On a Hike with Carlie” by Jill Clark

Jill Clark_ OnahikewithCharlie

Third Place
“Hero Grandpa” by Linda Hoornbeek

Hoornbeek_Hero Grandpa 3-23-15

Honorable Mention
“Everyday Hero” by Chandra Klein

Klein_Everyday Hero


Teens (12-17)


First Place
“His Footsteps” by Cedar Bennett

Bennett_His Footsteps

Second Place
“Over the Waters” by Emma Walston

Third Place
“New Beginnings” by Bre Jané

New Beginnings

Honorable Mention
“How to Start” by Emma Walston



Kids (5-11)


First Place
“Puppy Rescue” by William Dornfeld

Dornfeld_puppy rescue

Second Place
“Mama’s Always There” by Naomi Dornfeld

Dornfeld_mama's always there

Third Place
“My Daddy, My Hero” by Eloise Dornfeld

Dornfeld_my daddy

Honorable Mention
“My Hero After a Backyard Shower” by Brennen S. Dicamillo

Dicamillo_back yard shower

Winners in each category will receive a VISA gift card! To view all the photo entries, visit our Flickr page.