The results of Sustainable Fort Bragg’s second annual UnbeLEAFable Photo Contest are in.

The best color photograph is “Autumn” by Kim Chandler.

The best black and white photograph is “Solitude” by Tim Sessoms.

A panel of judges selected the winning photographs by a majority vote. The panel comprised of:

Brian Allen, a graphic illustrator with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
  Erich Hoffman, a wildlife biologist and Fort Bragg Arbor Board representative,
  Julia Love,  an urban forester and Fort Bragg Arbor Board representative,
  Sara Matherly, the manager of Frame and Design Arts,
  Beth Nelson, the lead volunteer at the Warrior Transition Battalion Tranquility Garden, and
  Jeff Sloop, a photography enthusiast with the Bragg about Recycling team.

The public voted for the People’s Choice Award. Votes were collected by ballot at Throckmorton Library and on the Sustainable Fort Bragg social media sites.

“Reaching for Winter” by Elizabeth Cripps was selected as the popular favorite.

A combination of the judges’ votes and the public votes among non-winners were tallied and ranked to determine the four honorable mentions, which were:

“Faith in Spring” by Paul Hora, “Standing Guard” by Kim Chandler, “Tornado Tragedy” by Leroy Moser, and “Summer Day” by Drake Dykhouse.

Allen said that the color and composition of “Autumn” inspired him to choose the photograph as his favorite color piece. He was also impressed with the artistry of “Solitude,” which he called “the best shot of the bunch.” According to Sessoms, the tree depicted in his photograph is on the cantonment of Fort Bragg, which is one of 72 North Carolina municipalities recognized as a Tree City USA.

Chandler, Sessoms and Cripps also won digital photo frames and Sustainable Fort Bragg gift bags. The photographers selected as honorable mentions also won Sustainable Fort Bragg gift bags.

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