2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Contest Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Water Resources Research Center Photo Contest. This year we gave photographers only two criteria - that photos be water-related and that they are taken in Arizona. We received an array of stunning images that took our request to heart. People, nature, economy, and other topics were covered by the many photographers who submitted their images.

We would like to sincerely thank all of the participants. We had entries from throughout the state and even a few from out of state. We were very impressed by the quality and variety of photographs entered. This made choosing the winners a daunting yet exciting task.

And the winners are:

  • Best in show: John Bartholow – Oak Creek Evening Near Sedona 2011 
  • Economy: David Schafer – Wating by the Windmill Camp Verde
  • Nature: Suzanne Schorr – Arroyo Chico Tucson 2015
  • People: Ben Lepley – Central Arizona Project Goodyear 2016 

Check out all of the submissions

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Best in Show

John Bartholow - Oak Creek Evening Near Sedona 2011

John Bartholow - Oak Creek Evening Near Sedona 2011
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Runner-up: Best in Show

Bruce Russell - Hopi Rain Northern Arizona 2015

Bruce Russell - Hopi Rain Northern Arizona 2015
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Honorable Mention: Best in Show

Alex Wood - Wet Beaver Creek Verde Valley 2016

Alex Wood - Wet Beaver Creek Verde Valley 2016
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Honorable Mention: Best in Show

Alexander Wood - Picture Canyon Waterfall 2016

Alexander Wood - Picture Canyon Waterfall 2016
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Honorable Mention: Best in Show

William Radke - Hank the Cowdog San Pedro River 2014

William Radke - Hank the Cowdog San Pedro River 2014
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Best of: Economy

David Schafer - Waiting by the Windmill Camp Verde

David Schafer - Waiting by the Windmill Camp Verde
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Runner-up: Economy

Geoff Kinnerk - Bullard Water Campus City of Goodyear 2016

Geoff Kinnerk - Bullard Water Campus City of Goodyear 2016
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Honorable Mention: Economy

Greta Jay - Horseshoe Dam Release March 2017

Greta Jay - Horseshoe Dam Release March 2017
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Honorable Mention: Economy

Stevi Zozaya - Home Grown Yuma 2013

Stevi Zozaya - Home Grown Yuma 2013
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Best of: Nature

Suzanne Schorr - Arroyo Chico

Suzanne Schorr - Arroyo Chico
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Runner-up: Nature

Emily Gardner - Short Fall, Location: Seven Falls, Sabino Canyon 2017

Emily Gardner - Short Fall, Location: Seven Falls, Sabino Canyon 2017
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Honorable Mention: Nature

Aurora Berger - Mile Zero Lees Ferry 2015

Aurora Berger - Mile Zero Lees Ferry 2015
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Honorable Mention: Nature

Michael Nelson - Grand Falls on the Little Colorado River Northwest of Leupp 1987

Michael Nelson - Grand Falls on the Little Colorado River Northwest of Leupp 1987
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Honorable Mention: Nature

Heath Brown - Riggs Lake Mt. Graham 2016

Heath Brown - Riggs Lake Mt. Graham 2016
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Best of: People

Ben Lepley - Central Arizona Project Goodyear 2016

Ben Lepley - Central Arizona Project Goodyear 2016
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Runner-up: People

Nikki Tulley - Water Days Slide Rock State Park 2017

Nikki Tulley - Water Days Slide Rock State Park 2017
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Honorable Mention: People

Dick Tompson - SCR Flow 2016

Dick Tompson - SCR Flow 2016
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Honorable Mention: People

Geoff Kinnerk - Goodyear Community Splash Pad 2016

Geoff Kinnerk - Goodyear Community Splash Pad 2016
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