Photo by: Peyton Lesher

April 16, 2013 / 2013 Photo Contest / News / Photos

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%).


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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.