Winners of first youth Favorite Places photography contest announced, exhibit to be displayed in November First Friday walk and county building
Ten images made by eight local young people have been selected as winners of the Favorite Places in Clark County photography contest, the Clark County Youth Commission and Community Planning announced. The 10 winners were selected from among nearly 50 entries from across the county.
The winners’ works will be included in the Favorite Places in Clark County exhibit at Gallery360, 111 W. 9th St., during the Nov. 2 First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit will remain on display through November.
On Dec. 4, the Board of County Commissioners will honor the winners during its regular 6 p.m. meeting, which is open to the public. The exhibit will be in gallery space on the sixth-floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.
The photo contest illustrates how some youths feel and connect to a particular place. Knowing what types of places residents value will help guide how we plan for Clark County’s future.
The Youth Commission designated three of the top photographs as Grand Prize winners. Those photographers exceeded the contest criteria of creativity, representing theme and quality of photograph.
The winning photographers are:
• Emma Golliday, 17, of Vancouver
• Hannah Gutkind, 14, of Washougal
• Betsy Hanrahan, 13, of Vancouver
• Justine Hanrahan, 17, of Vancouver, a Grand Prize winner
• Mickayla Johnson, 17, of Vancouver
• Matt Murray, 17, of Vancouver, two-time Grand Prize winner
• Kristine Pascual, 19, of Vancouver
• Lily Walsh, 8, of Vancouver
Congratulations to all winners, and thank you to all participants.