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
1st Place- Mike Roberts with Chilling at Landry’s Vineyard
2nd Place- Janet Knott with Black Bayou Gator
3rd Place- Tara Ambrose with Appetizers Anyone!
4th Place- Eugene Campbell with Golden Hour at The Ouachita River
1st Place- Sachel Leary with Bridge
2nd Place- Kira Jordan with Life in a Picture
3rd Place- Madison Morris with Cheniere Lodge
4th Place- Nathan McClain with Saterfiel Snow