Photo by: Peyton Lesher
Here’s the Sports Action image that crossed the finish line as the Photo Contest winner
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Sports Action was easily the most competitive category in Walsworth’s 2013 Photo Contest, drawing in more than 700 entries. In such a hotly contested category, the victory is that much sweeter for the winner.
Congratulations to that winner – Peyton Lesher from Croatan High School in Newport, N.C., whose photo of the fastest runner at her school emerged from the pack and took the top prize.
As Peyton’s description said, “This is Savannah Pugh, our fastest runner at our school. She placed third at regionals, with a time of 20:01.00, behind a long-time competitor and out-of-district competitor. This image captures her passion she has for running.”
Peyton wins a $100 Visa gift card for her photo and a pizza party for the Croatan staff.
The best photos were chosen by Walsworth and the number of Likes on Facebook.
Winners were selected by a committee of judges based on the following criteria: quality of photo (25%), appropriateness to category (10%), photography rules followed (25%), creativity demonstrated (15%) and viral nature as determined by the number of Likes (25%).