Photo by: Megan Lu

June 26, 2020 / Photo Contest

Announcing Walsworth’s 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Written by Jenica Hallman, CJE

Walsworth Yearbooks received thousands of entries for the 2020 Photo Contest, and judging them was no easy task. In a year when it would have been easy to both figuratively and literally stay at home, yearbookers across the country stepped up to the plate to show us their finest work.

The top prize winner in each of the 10 categories will receive a $100 Visa® gift card and a prize certificate. Honorable Mention winners in each category will also receive a prize certificate.

Here are the top prize winners of 2020:

  • Academics – Megan Lu – Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Clubs and Organizations – Jeff Zimmerly  Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feature or Portrait – Chloe Fletes – Corsicana High School, Corsicana, Texas
  • Jr. High or Middle School – Daniella Tregellas – Aledo Middle School, Aledo, Texas
  • Photo Illustration – Chris Estrada – Plainfield East High School, Plainfield, Illinois
  • School Spirit – Landry Raymond – McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Sports Action – Jeff Zimmerly – Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sports Reaction – Jivan West – Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
  • Student Life – Annabella Mireles – Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
  • Yearbook Life – Landry Raymond – McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

The honorable mention winners include the following:

Academics

  • Alaysia Stremel – Kirksville High School, Kirksville, Missouri
  • Annakate Kilks – Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Damian Martinez – Burges High School, El Paso, Texas
  • Kris Perez – Indian Trail High School & Academy, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Haley Oden – Hermann High School, Hermann, Missouri

Clubs or Organizations

  • Conner Riley – Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas
  • Katherin Severin – One School of the Arts, Longwood, Florida
  • Tara Achterhof – Zeeland West High School, Zeeland, Michigan
  • Morgan Andrews – Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Heather Nguyen – El Dorado High School, El Dorado, Texas

Feature or Portrait

  • Madi Poston – Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas
  • Skylar Brogan – Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Hunter Bunton – Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Juan Razuri – Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California
  • Ella Campbell – Croatan High School, Newport, North Carolina

Junior High/Middle School

  • Macklaine Easton – Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Charli Clark – Shirley Hall Middle School, Weatherford, Texas
  • Jasmine Mullings – Bak Middle School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Olivia Williams – Bak Middle School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Katie Sole – Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas

Photo Illustration

  • Olivia Peltz – St. Michael-Albertville High School, St. Michael, Minnesota
  • Peyton Sims – Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas
  • Sulphine Susie Odio – Silver Creek High School, San Jose, California
  • Austen Nordstrom – Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Romario Gonzalez – El Dorado High School , El Paso, Texas

School Spirit

  • Jessica Witt – Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jivian West – Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
  • Catherine McCarthy – Boone High School, Orlando, Florida
  • David Dablo – El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, California
  • Ashleigh Soto – El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, California

Sports Action

  • Chishun Wong – Lumen Christi Catholic School, Jackson, Michigan
  • Oren Smith – Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas
  • Seth Miller – Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas
  • Sophie Spakes – Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas
  • Jeff Zimmerly – Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska

Sports Reaction

  • Seth Miller – Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas
  • Hope Lelekacs – Sickles High School, Tampa, Florida
  • Mariana Ramirez – McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Landry Raymond – McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Rachel Saffier – Liberty North High School  Liberty Missouri

Student Life

  • Jillian Jarvis – Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
  • Ellie Wolfe – Madison Senior High School, Rexburg, Idaho
  • Romario Gonzalez – El Dorado High School , El Paso, Texas
  • Elizabeth Sandstrom – Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Kayla Thompson – McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Yearbook Life

  • Lindsey Owens – Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Ilijah Simpson – Treasure Coast High School, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
  • Katie Sole – Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Alexis Kelly – Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Talia LeVine – University Prep, Seattle, Washington

Winners were selected by a committee of judges based on the basic rules of photography, overall quality, and creativity/originality. All the winning photos can be seen this week in our 2020 Photo Contest gallery and on the Walsworth Yearbooks Facebook page.

 

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Jenica Hallman, CJE
Jenica Hallman, CJE

Jenica Hallman, CJE, is an Associate Copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks. Yearbooks got into her blood in high school, and she has been pursuing them ever since. She has worked in various capacities as a high school and college yearbook editor, an adviser, sales representative, plant customer service representative and now in marketing, her favorite role to date. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.