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Dordt announces winners of high school photo contest
April 10, 2014
High school students from around the country captured the beauty of God’s creation and submitted their photographs in the Dordt College environmental studies department’s first annual photo contest.
Winners of this year’s “Let All Creation Praise Him” photo contest are:
- First Place: Creation’s role and our response by Parker Cunningham of Helena, Alabama
- Second Place: Declare the Maker’s Praise by Shelby Young of Pelham, Alabama
- Honorable Mention: Working Together by Ellie Middendorf of Scotia, Nebraska
- Honorable Mention: Unlikely Hero by Ellie Jasper of Pine Island, Minnesota
Along with the photo, students submitted an essay describing how the photo relates to the contest theme.
Cunningham’s image captures the flight of a Canada goose. In his essay he wrote, “Our natural response when we observe the beauty and intricacy of creation should be to give thanks and praise to the one who made it all! As I was watching the Canada goose land, I had a worshipful moment. The power of its flight and the control of its movements called me to praise God.”
A people’s choice award will also be given. The first place winner received $500; second place received $250; and the people’s choice winner will receive $100.
Winning entries and essays can be seen online.