2015 Photo Contest

5th Annual Student Digital Photo Contest Winners

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the library hosted its fifth annual Student Digital Photo Contest Awards Ceremony. Five awards were given. See winning photos below.

Iesha DeLesline and Kevin Chan
L to R: Iesha DeLesline, Kevin Chan
Winners Brian Tichy, Christie Carlson, and Shellie Moorhead were unable to attend the awards ceremony

Winning Photos

Best Body of Work: Kevin Chan
best body of work

best body of work
Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls

best body of work


1st Prize: Brian Tichy
1st prize
Artist Statement: "Last November when Alden was hit with several feet of snow, the village and town came to a halt. As a volunteer firefighter I spent several days with my fellow members braving the snow and helping the residents in need. This photo was a memorable one captured the first day of the storm. The roads were eerily empty as no vehicles could travel on them. We walked the village of Alden and answered alarms as they came in.  After all was done, the Alden fire company responded to 110 calls in fours days, most of them by foot."


2nd Prize: Iesha DeLesline
2nd prize

3rd Prize: Christie Carlson3rd prize
Artist Statement: “I work on a horse farm and this particular morning was very foggy. When I was walking by I thought to myself that would be an awesome photo to capture, so I ran back got my camera and just snapped away!”


Honorable Mention: Shellie Moorhead
honorable mention
Artist Statement: "I took this picture during my tour of Eastern State Penitentiary during the summer of 2013."