Winners of the 2021 KDL Teen Photo Challenge

The pictures have arrived and the votes are in! With 53 submissions from students all over Kent County and more than 130 participants in our online judging, we are thrilled to announce the winners of this season’s Teen Photo Challenge.

Special thanks to our guest judge, Ashlee McGreevy, Visiting Professor of Photography at Grand Valley State University.

Light & Shadow category:

Colette Kanngiesser, "Nostalgia"
Judge's comments: This image exhibited a creative use of setting, color and intentional use of light.

Madison Diehl, "Window Light"

Landscape category:

Sophia Feldpausch, "Miniature Landscape"
Judge's comments: This was a very creative look at landscape photography. I enjoyed that they thought out-of-the-box and got their viewer close up to the subject to show the beauty in the tiny details.

Hannah Peraino, "Reflections"

Food & Drink category:

Maya Siemens, "Reflection"
Judge's comments: This image was so creative! The use of light to reflect life in the drink fit the category perfectly.

Grace Dykema, "What a Colorful World"

People’s Choice winners:

Jordan VanDyke, "Fall Leaves"

Hailey Wellman, "Railway to Autumn"

Thank you to all our teen photographers for sharing your incredible talent with us! We can’t wait to see what you all come up with next year.

And thanks again to Ashlee McGreevy, our guest judge!

See all the photos from the competition