As snow accumulated, students picked up cameras and captured its scenic beauty in the third annual Snowmageddon Photo Contest sponsored by the Shepherdsville/Nichols Elementary School Family Resource Centers.
Students had three days (Jan. 16-18) to take pictures in the themed Winter Wonderland contest.
Coordinator Traci Gould said this was her third year facilitating the contest.
“The goal of this project is to enhance learning and explore the wintry world around you,” she said. “When students are out of school, it is fun to have something creative to do. Kids are involved and creative, our community gets involved, and it is something that’s open to all BCPS students. It shows us that there are a lot of talented kids out there!”
All photo entries were assigned a number and were judged anonymously. Judges were local author Dakota Taylor, Shepherdsville Mayor Curtis Hockenbury, retired educator and former State Rep. Linda Belcher, photographer Chris Humphrey and Bullitt County Tourism Director Troy Beam.
“Judges considered things like level of difficulty, planning, interesting and eye catching, clarity and perspective,” Gould pointed out. “There were so many great photos to choose from.”
While pleased with the number of entries, Gould encouraged more participation for future contests.
“We hope to have more entries next time,” she said.
Prizes and gift cards were donated by local businesses and community partners such as Forest Edge, The Candle Barn, The Gre8ter Goods, A+ Signs and Printing, Hadley Energy Solutions and Dakota Taylor.
First place per grade level earned a $25 gift card. Second place per grade level was awarded a $15 gift card. Third place per grade level won a $10 gift card. Each Honorable Mention got a free ice cream.
One photo was chosen as the overall winner and will receive a custom framing for their photo by Small Town Gallery.
Here are the high school results:
First Place – Carissa Thompson of Bullitt Central; Second Place – Savannah Gould of Bullitt Central; Third Place – Truely Roby of Bullitt Central; Honorable Mentions – Ashley Renfrow of Bullitt Central and Dylan Giardina of Bullitt East.
Middle school results:
First Place (tie) – Mason Roach of Mt. Washington and Madison Nunn of Zoneton; Second Place – Brady Rosson of Bullitt Lick; Third Place – Katelyn White of Bernheim; Honorable Mention – Brennan Gould of Bernheim.
Elementary school results:
First Place and Overall Winner – Emaline Scamahorn of Nichols; Second Place – Chase Meredith of Pleasant Grove; Third Place – Sam Lone of Overdale; Honorable Mention – Matthew Siddens of Crossroads.