Eighteen photo entries by 15 junior photographers overseas have advanced to the national level ImageMakers National Photography competition.
The contest, sponsored by Army and Air Force youth services, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Circuit City, gives young photographers the chance to showcase their talents.
Alesha Davis of Yokosuka Youth Center, Japan, and Savannah Chastain of Yokota Youth Services, Japan, were multiple winners with two and three winning entries, respectively.
The overseas division judging took place at the 417th Base Support Battalion’s Youth Services in Würzburg, Germany, on May 5. Children from all overseas U.S. military communities could enter.
In all, 18 entries from Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan move on to judging at the national level in July.
Below are the winning photographers and the categories in which they won, according to a release from Army Child and Youth Services, Center of Expertise for Youth Programs.
Category I (ages 9 and under)
Color: Emma Richards, AFNORTH School Age Services, the NetherlandsBlack and white: Alesha Davis, Yokosuka Youth Center, JapanAlternative process: Renee Sarmiento, Yokosuka Youth CenterDigital: DavisPhoto essay: Michael Milano, Yokosuka Youth Center
Category II (ages 10-12)
Color: Jahaziely Noval, Heidelberg Youth Center, GermanyBlack and white: Josh Tarbox, Incirlik Youth Services, TurkeyDigital: Adrian Cherry, Würzburg Youth ServicesPhoto essay: Erin Chance, Yokosuka Youth Center
Category III (ages 13-15)
Color: Kristen Whitney, SHAPE Youth Services, BelgiumBlack and white: Jessica Schmitt, Patch Youth Services, GermanyDigital: Isabel Schindler, SHAPE Youth ServicesPhoto essay: Stacey Taylor, Bad Aibling Station Youth Services, Germany
Category IV (ages 16-18)
Color: Savannah Chastain, Yokota Youth Services, JapanBlack and white: ChastainAlternative process: ChastainDigital: Shane Twiddy, Incirlik Youth ServicesPhoto essay: Michelle McCann, Giessen Youth Services, Germany