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5th Annual Focus on Nevada Photo Contest

Desert Companion

Our fifth annual photo contest was our noisiest yet: Whoa. Oh! Nice. Wow! Hm! Whaaat?! Those are just a few of the exclamations from our judges who came to the Desert Companion offices to help us select the best of the 1,109 photos submitted this year. It wasn’t easy, but (wow!) was it ever fun — a sort of exhilarating wormhole ride through the collective optic nerve of Nevada’s most avid and creative photographers. The pages that follow feature the best. The subjects range from people to pets to panoramic landscapes, but each photo offers a fresh perspective on the place we call home.

Judges

Mark Andrews, Clark County Credit Union
Cedric Crear, Crear Creative Group
Dwayne Eshenbaugh, Novus Architecture
Justin Favela, artist
Roni Fields-Moonen, food stylist
Ally Haynes-Hamblen, Office of Cultural Affairs
Brent Holmes, Desert Companion
Bruce Isaacson, poet
Eric Kabik, photographer
Randy Lavigne, AIA Las Vegas
Erica Vital-Lazare, College of Southern Nevada
Alexandria Le, Notes With a Purpose
Scott Lien, Desert Companion
Myron Martin, The Smith Center
Rick Moonen, chef
Ann Marie Pereth, A Public Fit Theatre Company
Kristen Peterson, arts journalist
Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission
Ryan Reason, Square Shooting
Donovan Resh, Nevada Public Radio
Eric Roberts, SH Architecture
Flo Rogers, Nevada Public Radio
Joshua wolf Shenk, Black Mountain Institute
Christopher Smith, Desert Companion
Bruce Spotleson, Vegas PBS
Armand Thomas, Cirque Du Soleil
Tarissa Tiberti, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Nancy Uscher, UNLV College of Fine Arts
Todd VonBastiaans, ALIOS
Tifferney White, Discovery Children’s Museum

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Mike Wetzel

Places/architecture

1st Place, Mike Wetzel, Semi-Professional

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Sue Beauchamp

Places/architecture

2nd Place, Sue Beauchamp, Amateur/Student

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Kristen Clarke

Places/architecture

Honorable Mention, Kristen Clarke, Amateur/Student

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Matt Kuehl

Artistic/abstract

1st Place, Matt Kuehl, Semi-Professional

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John Davis

Artistic/abstract

2nd Place, John Davis, Amateur/Student

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Evan Mohr

Artistic/abstract

Honorable Mention, Evan Mohr, Amateur/Student

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Will D'Angelo

In the Moment

1st Place, Will D'Angelo, Semi-Professional

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Natalia Prudinkova

In the Moment

2nd Place, Natalia Prudinkova, Amateur/Student

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Jason Ogulnik

In the Moment

Honorable Mention, Jason Ogulnik, Professional

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Jonathan Boarini

Nevada at Work & Play

1st Place, Jonathan Boarini, Amateur/Student

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Tim Salaz

Nevada at Work & Play

2nd Place, Tim Salaz, Professional

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Mike Cowan

Nevada at Work & Play

Honorable Mention, Mike Cowan, Semi-Professional

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Homer Liwag

Landscape

1st Place, Homer Liwag, Amateur/Student

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Dave Harrison

Landscape

2nd Place, Dave Harrison, Amateur/Student

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Juan Deleon

Landscape

Honorable Mention, Juan Deleon, Semi-Professional

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Eric Wright

Plants & Animals

1st Place, Eric Wright, Semi-Professional

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Conrad Basilio

Plants & Animals

2nd Place, Conrad Basilio, Semi-Professional

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Matt Kuehl

Plants & Animals

Honorable Mention, Matt Kuehl, Semi-Professional

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Robert Bellman

Viva La Selfie

1st Place, Robert Bellman, Amateur/Student

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Ka Law

Viva La Selfie

2nd Place, Ka Law, Amateur/Student

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Hugh Byrne

Viva La Selfie

Honorable Mention, Hugh Byrne, Amateur/Student

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Nevada at Work & Play, Jason Ogulnik, Professional

Honorable Mention

Nevada at Work & Play, Jason Ogulnik, Professional

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Nevada at Work & Play, Emily Wilson, Professional

Honorable Mention

Nevada at Work & Play, Emily Wilson, Professional

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In the Moment, Alex Canonizado, Professional

Honorable Mention

In the Moment, Alex Canonizado, Professional

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Landscape, Mike Wetzel, Semi-Professional

Honorable Mention

Landscape, Mike Wetzel, Semi-Professional

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Places & Architecture, Orville Wiemers, Amateur/Student

Honorable Mention

Places & Architecture, Orville Wiemers, Amateur/Student

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Honorable Mention

Artistic/abstract

Honorable Mention, Armin Bravo, Professional

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