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5th Annual Focus on Nevada Photo Contest

Tosh Monday

Grand Prize Winner, Places & Architecture, Tosh Monday, Semi-Professional

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.

JudgesMark 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