2007 Photo Contest Winners


  • 2007 Sweepstakes Winners

    Daily Sweepstakes Winner


    Jim Richardson, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
    Workers watch helplessly as a large fuel tank burns out of control at the Wynnewood Refinery. This photo was taken just seconds after a wall of the tank collapsed resulting in an explosion that quickly spread flaming gasoline to another large tank. That tank eventually caught fire, causing an explosion felt for miles away.

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    Steve Overacker, The Bigheart Times
    Tatum Hughes’ legs barely hang past the saddle blanket, but she’s a barrel-racing powerhouse. The cowgirl from Carmen was named the All-Around Cowgirl of the Year in the under six set after the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association held its finals in Pawhuska.

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  • December 2007

    Daily Winner


    Tom Fink, Claremore Daily Progress
    Cold Fire: The corner of Weenonah and Seventh Street was a hot spot Monday morning after tree limbs snapped a power line that sparked in the morning ice. Danger related to downed power lines along with efforts to restore electricity to the city’s 18,000 residents have city utility workers on round-the-clock call.

    Weekly Winner


    Curtis Allen, The Tecumseh Countywide News
    Bethel High School’s Jace Johnson looks for a shot.

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  • November 2007

    Daily Winner


    M. Scott Carter, The Norman Transcript
    Shelly Unsicker, a teacher at Central Junior High in Moore, is surrounded by her students who are giving her the “thumbs up” after the Milken Foundation announced that she was named for a Milken Educator Award, which comes with a $25,000 prize.

    Weekly Winner


    Christy Wheeland, Coweta American
    Brigadier General Thomas Spoehr presents an American flag on behalf of a grateful nation to Pamela and Darrel Carver, parents of Pvt. Cody M. Carver, during committal services at Vernon Cemetery. Pvt. Carver was killed in Iraq on Oct. 30.

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  • October 2007

    Daily Winner


    M. Scott Carter, The Norman Transcript
    Bubbles the Clown entertains children during the state’s Centennial Parade.

    Weekly Winner


    Bill Walter, The Hennessey Clipper
    Fire meets water in downtown Hennessey. At right is the bucket from the Enid Fire Department’s pumper truck which has a capacity of pumping 1,500 gallons of water a minute. More than 40 firefighters were unable to save the IOOF and Legion buildings.

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  • September 2007

    Daily Winner


    Matt Strasen, The Oklahoman
    Garrett Vig, from Newell, South Dakota, is bucked off his bull during the bull riding competition at the Oklahoma State Fair Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

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    Barb Walter, The Hennessey Clipper
    A wagon driver makes a run for it during the Pat Hennessey Massacre Pageant, which was reenacted at the Ernest Matousek farm southwest of Hennessey.

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  • August 2007

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    Kevin Harvison, McAlester News-Capital
    Eight-year-old Kiefer Goebel enjoys the last remaining days at Jeff Lee pool in McAlester.

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    Steve Overacker, The Bigheart Times
    Tatum Hughes’ legs barely hang past the saddle blanket, but she’s a barrel-racing powerhouse. The cowgirl from Carmen was named the All-Around Cowgirl of the Year in the under six set after the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association held its finals in Pawhuska.

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  • July 2007

    Daily Winner


    Kevin Harvison, McAlester News-Capital
    Eight-year-old Brody Goebel flies off the diving board at Jeff Lee Pool in McAlester. Goebel and others were taking advantage of the pool during warm, clear weather.

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    Mark Showell, Latimer County News-Tribune
    ODOT workers inspect Highway 82 five miles north of Red Oak where a landslide caused the roadway to collapse.

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  • June 2007

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    Talina Turner, Seminole Producer
    Becky Votaw takes a breath of air after she was baptized in Sportsmans Lake. The Seminole First Assembly of God held a baptismal service at the lake as the building the church presently uses does not have baptismal facilities.

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    Jeff Riggs, Wagoner Tribune
    A yellow Hummer gets a bath simply by driving along with other vehicles through high water on Cherokee Street near Casaver Street in downtown Wagoner on Saturday, June 23. More than six inches fell over Northeastern Oklahoma over just a few days resulting in saturated grounds, and flooded streets and yards.

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  • May 2007

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    Jerry Laizure, The Norman Transcript
    The Sooners go crazy after scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Oklahoma State 9-8 at the Big 12 tournament at Bricktown Ballpark.

    Weekly Winner


    James Gutzmer, Stigler News-Sentinel
    Patsy Wilson and Marvin “Grit” Smith pay respect to the flag on the Haskell County Courthouse lawn on Memorial Day. The event was led by the Stigler chapter of the Veterans of Foreign War.

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  • April 2007

    Daily Winner


    Jim Richardson, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
    Workers watch helplessly as a large fuel tank burns out of control at the Wynnewood Refinery. This photo was taken just seconds after a wall of the tank collapsed resulting in an explosion that quickly spread flaming gasoline to another large tank. That tank eventually caught fire, causing an explosion felt for miles away.

    Weekly Winner


    Kadesha Blanchett, Stigler News-Sentinel
    Little cowboys look on at the action during the Stigler OJRA Rodeo.

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  • March 2007

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    Kevin Ellis, The Norman Transcript
    Norman North coach Jay Coleman gets a hug from goalkeeper Elizabeth Longcrier, left, and Sarah Burnett after the Timberwolves’ shootout win over Norman High.

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    Zane Thomas, Wagoner Tribune
    Wagoner High School senior Amber Cones, left, learns the hard way it’s not easy getting on a donkey as teammate Ashley Ingram laughs. More than $3,000 was reported raised at Donkey Basketball, sponsored by the Grad Nite Committee.

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  • February 2007

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    Matt Strasen, The Oklahoman
    JamesOn Curry celebrates at half court in the second overtime of Oklahoma State’s 93-91 win during the men’s college basketball game between Oklahoma State University Cowboys and Texas Tech University Red Raiders in Stillwater.

    Weekly Winner


    Steve Overacker, The Bigheart Times
    Assistant wrestling coach Jason Cole gestures to Charlie Gurley in the final key match against Hobart. In coach sign language, Cole is telling Gurley to break his opponent’s grip across his hip bone, while mat maids Chelsea Donnell and Meghan Moore root Gurley on to a crucial victory.

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  • January 2007

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    Matt Strasen, The Oklahoman
    Oklahoma State’s David Monds celebrates following OSU’s 105-103 win in three overtimes of the Oklahoma State University and University of Texas men’s college basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

    Weekly Winner


    Steve Overacker, The Bigheart Times
    Kyle Jacquess came onto the mat as a 103-pound fury during Barnsdall’s match against Pawhuska, first tossing Huskie Kevin Walker from the ring then pinning him in short order. After watching the score seesaw for about two-thirds of the evening at Pawhuska's homecoming, Barnsdall stretched out way ahead and won the dual 41-24.

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