The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce's "Beauty of Vernon Parish" Photo Contest is over, and winners have been announced.

Two images from each of the six categories were selected as winners for the Chamber's 2018 calendar, by a panel of local judges. Six honorable mention photos were also selected. They will be printed all together on the back of the calendar. 

The 12 winning photos will be on display at GALLERY ONE ElllEVEN, in downtown Leesville, for the month of August. A reception will be held at the gallery at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. 

The Vernon Parish Chamber will announce the grand prize winner of $500. This person's photo will be printed on the cover of the calendar, as well as one of the month pages. 

Subject matter reflects the theme of the contest, "Beauty of Vernon Parish." The photos were all taken somewhere in Vernon Parish during the time period of July 16, 2016 - July 15, 2017. 

The six categories are-- flowers, sunrise/sunset, lakes and streams, trees and landscapes, wildlife, and "other." Other may include photos of objects or scenes not listed in the other categories, or of people.

Congratulations to the following photo contest winners, and possible grand prize winner--

Tracy Smith
Dillon Clouse
Amy Alford
Rickie Smith
John Hierath
Jarrett Thomas
Ellen Deneault
Jessica Ramirez
Barbara Stainback

Honorable Mentions--

Siow Leng, Long
Peggy Merritt
Zack Weaver
John Hierath
Rickie Smith