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Louis Atwood, Amateur/Student
Photograph by Louis Atwood, Amateur/Student

Grand Prize

Sixth Annual Focus on Nevada Showcase

Desert Companion

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Honorable Mention, Hugh Byrne (Amateur/student)

Honorable Mention, Hugh Byrne (Amateur/student)

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Honorable Mention, Glenn Larsen (Semi-professional)

Honorable Mention, Glenn Larsen (Semi-professional)

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Irene Yee

Honorable Mention, Irene Yee (Semi-professional)

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Renzo Gabriel

Honorable Mention, Renzo Gabriel (Semi-professional)

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Honorable Mention, Dakota Smith (Amateur/student)

Honorable Mention, Dakota Smith (Amateur/student)

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Honorable Mention, Norm Halm (Semi-professional)

Honorable Mention, Norm Halm (Semi-professional)

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Honarable Mention, Harlean Hansen Hansen (Semi-professional)

Honarable Mention, Harlean Hansen Hansen (Semi-professional)

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Honorable Mention, Henry Presha (Professional)

Honorable Mention, Henry Presha (Professional)

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Honorable Mention, Justin Kelly (Amateur/student)

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Honorable Mention, BanLee Young (Amateur/student)

Honorable Mention, BanLee Young (Amateur/student)

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Honorable Mention, Matt Kuehl (Semi-professional)

Honorable Mention, Matt Kuehl (Semi-professional)

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Honorable Mention, John Wright (Semi-professional)

Honorable Mention, John Wright (Semi-professional)

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1st Place, Brian Rodriguez (Semi-professional)

Artistic & Abstract

1st Place, Brian Rodriguez (Semi-professional)

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2nd Place, Chuck Jones (Semi-professional)

Artistic & Abstract

2nd Place, Chuck Jones (Semi-professional)

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Honorable Mention, Allan Duff (Amateur/Student)

Artistic & Abstract

Honorable Mention, Allan Duff (Amateur/Student)

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Faces

1st Place, Fernando Lopez (Professional)

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2nd Place, Erik Ricardo (Professional)

Faces

2nd Place, Erik Ricardo (Professional)

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Honorable Mention, Chris Pflum (Amateur/Student)

Faces

Honorable Mention, Chris Pflum (Amateur/Student)

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1st Place, Jonathan Boarini (Amateur/Student)

Nevada at Work & Play

1st Place, Jonathan Boarini (Amateur/Student)

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2nd Place, Dale Hurt (Amateur/Student)

Nevada at Work & Play

2nd Place, Dale Hurt (Amateur/Student)

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Honorable Mention, Armand Thomas (Amateur/Student)

Nevada at Work & Play

Honorable Mention, Armand Thomas (Amateur/Student)

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1st Place, Santi-Jose Acosta (Semi-professional)

Landscape

1st Place, Santi-Jose Acosta (Semi-professional)

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2nd Place, Sue Beauchamp (Amateur/Student)

Landscape

2nd Place, Sue Beauchamp (Amateur/Student)

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Honorable Mention, Matt Carr (Professional)

Landscape

Honorable Mention, Matt Carr (Professional)

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1st Place, Carlos Manzo (Amateur/Student)

Places & Architecture

1st Place, Carlos Manzo (Amateur/Student)

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2nd Place, Keith McDonald (Amateur/Student)

Places & Architecture

2nd Place, Keith McDonald (Amateur/Student)

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Honorable Mention, Norman Craft (Amateur/Student)

Places & Architecture

Honorable Mention, Norman Craft (Amateur/Student)

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1st Place, Courtney Carroll (Amateur/Student)

Plants & Animals

1st Place, Courtney Carroll (Amateur/Student)

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2nd Place, Sheree Jensen (Semi-professional)

Plants & Animals

2nd Place, Sheree Jensen (Semi-professional)

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Honorable Mention, Seth Cohen (Amateur/Student)

Plants & Animals

Honorable Mention, Seth Cohen (Amateur/Student)

The boardroom where we screen and judge the photos for “Focus on Nevada” never fails to turn into a paaaar-tay of oohing, aahing and other bespoke exclamations of delight. Our sixth annual contest was no exception: The more than 1,200 entries inspired awe, amusement and more than a few eruptions of “How’d they get that shot?!” Thanks to all the photographers who entered. It was the most fun we’ve ever had making really hard decisions.

And congratulations to the winners on the pages that follow — not just for taking some amazing snaps, but for broadening and refreshing our shared vision of the state we call home.

Support comes from

Judges

Mark Andrews, photographer

Chris Brown. Art Director

Nikki Corda, Nevada Women’s Film Festival

Scott Dickensheets, Desert Companion

Patrick Duffy, Nevada School of the Arts

Dwayne Eshenbaugh, Novus Architecture

Leila Fadel, NPR correspondent

Roni Fields-Moonen, food stylist

Stacie Frazier, photographer

Deborah Harris, Nevada Women’s March

Ally Haynes-Hamblen, Office of Cultural Affairs

Chris Heers, musician

Brian Henry, artist

Brent Holmes, Desert Companion

Jenn Hunter, Atomic Style Lounge

Andrew Kiraly, Desert Companion

Daniel Krohmer, chef

Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion

Alexandria Le, Notes with a Purpose

Scott Lien, Desert Companion

Margo Martin, College of Southern Nevada

Jerry Metellus, photographer

Rick Moonen, chef

Katie O’Neill, Art Museum at Symphony Park

Sabin Orr, photographer

Kathy Powell, Atomic Testing Museum

Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission

Andrea Roa, Las Vegas Lights FC

Tim Rogers, stylist

Robin Slonina, Skin City Body Painting

Christopher Smith, Desert Companion

Derek Stonebarger, ReBar

Danette Tull, Nevada Film Office

Erica Vital-Lazare, Vital Communications

Support comes from

 

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