2015 Show us Your Bayou Life Photo Contest

by Sheila S.

Each year the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau (MWMCVB) partners with BayouLife Magazine for an annual photo contest. Over $800 in prize money is awarded and the Best of Show winner will have their photo featured on the cover of the July issue of the magazine. We asked photographers to “Show us the Bayou Life.” What is the Bayou Life? It is our culture. It’s what we eat, where we eat, what we do, our history, our scenery and everything about Ouachita Parish that we know and love.

This year we received 80 total entries in the Adult and Student categories. Winners were announced and presented with certificates at the recent Tourism Awareness Breakfast hosted by the MWMCVB and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne at Hamilton Hall in Antique Alley.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best of Show
Jeremy Thornhill with 4th of July Fireworks

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4th of July Fireworks by Jeremy Thornhill

Adult Category
1st Place- Mike Roberts with Chilling at Landry’s Vineyard

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Chilling at Lanrdy’s Vineyard by Mike Roberts

2nd Place- Janet Knott with Black Bayou Gator

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Black Bayou Gator by Janet Knott

3rd Place- Tara Ambrose with Appetizers Anyone!

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Appetizers Anyone! by Tara Ambrose

4th Place- Eugene Campbell with Golden Hour at The Ouachita River

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Golden Hour at The Ouachita River

Student Category
1st Place- Sachel Leary with Bridge

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Bridge by Sachel Leary

2nd Place- Kira Jordan with Life in a Picture

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Life in a Picture by Kira Jordan

3rd Place- Madison Morris with Cheniere Lodge

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Cheniere Lodge by Madison Morris

4th Place- Nathan McClain with Saterfiel Snow

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Saterfiel Snow by Nathan McClain

Check all of the entries on our Facebook Page! Stay tuned for information on a showing of all of these beautiful photos at the June Gallery Crawl in downtown Monroe-West Monroe!