2015 Photo Contest Winners

2015 Daily Sweepstakes Winner

ROBERT S. BRYAN, Clinton Daily News
Who says I've got doggy breath? Custer County's well-publicized drug interdiction and manhunt canine Ares shows how much trust his trainer, K-9 Deputy Dillon Mach, has in this demonstration before youngsters at the Clinton Public Library.

2015 Weekly Sweepstakes Winner

RAY LOKEY, Johnston County Capital-Democrat
Armed with a shovel, a Tishomingo fireman is engulfed in a ball of flames while fighting a fire coming through the lower roof of a house.

December Daily Winner

DAVID BITTON, Stillwater News Press
Kindergartner Logan O'Kelley pumps his fist into the air and screams as a curtain is pulled back, revealing 30 bicycles that were about to be given away to Will Rogers Elementary students Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 in Stillwater, Okla.

December Weekly Winner

RUSTY CARNEY, The Country Connection News
LAST MAN STANDING.What keeps one tree standing while the rest of the row bow n to ice? The mystery unfolded at the home of Donnie and Kaye Sodders south of Hydro.

November Daily Winner

BONNIE VCULEK, Enid News & Eagle
Lahoma Fire Chief Chris Hempling breaks up blazing round hay bales as Lahoma and Drummond fire departments back-burn nearby grass on U.S. 412 west of Enid. Firefighters from Lahoma, Drummond and Enid responded to the blaze.

November Weekly Winner

CASEY DAVIS, Choctaw Times
Honoring hometown heroes: This barn near Jones illustrates the patriotism present in eastern Oklahoma County year round.

October Daily Winner

DAVID BITTON, Stillwater News Press
People huddle over a young child while others react in disbelief moments after a speeding vehicle was driven into two crowds of people during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Four were killed and at least 46 were injured.

October Weekly Winner

LOUISE RED CORN, Bigheart Times
"I don't like having my picture taken, Ma'am," said the boy in the top photo, peeking around his cowboy hat at the Little Britches Rodeo finals in Pawhuska on Saturday.

September Daily Winner

BONNIE VCULEK, Enid News & Eagle
Patriot Guard Riders from Oklahoma retire tattered American flags during a special ceremony honoring Oklahoma’s fallen heroes at the Vietnam War Memorial in the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park at Enid Woodring Regional Airport.

September Weekly Winner

JAY GRACE, The Ringling Eagle
SIGN OF THE TIMES – Ringling's Jenny-Lu Zachary, a junior at Oklahoma State University, is a member of the American Sign Language Club and will be signing the Star Spangled Banner and the OSU Alma Mater at the home football games for the Cowboys.This past Saturday, Sept. 12,was her first time to do this on Boone Pickens Field.

August Daily Winner

RICK HEATON, Claremore Daily Progress
Cameron Vaughan, son of state champion Andrea Scott Vaughan, works on his skills during the Claremore Softball Alumni Game.

August Weekly Winner

JEANNE THOLEN, The Dewey County News Record
"Wild" was an understatement for the Wild Cow Milking contest.

July Daily Winner

Robert S. Bryan, Clinton Daily News
Who says I've got doggy breath?
Custer County's well-publicized drug interdiction and manhunt canine
Ares shows how much trust his trainer, K-9 Deputy Dillon Mach, has in this demonstration before youngsters at the Clinton Public Library Tuesday. Ares shows his biting skills by not leaving a mark on his master.

July Weekly Winner

JACK BUZBEE, Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Gene Bigsoldier of Pawhuska flies into orbit on the back of a bull during the Thursday night performance, July 16 of the 69th-annual Cavalcade rodeo at the Osage County Fairgrounds Arena. Bigsoldier didn't quite finish the ride, although he gave one of the evenings most memorable efforts 

June Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Tim Honhoff (right) and Jay Smith practice arm wrestling Wednesday June 17, 2015.

June Weekly Winner

Louise Red Corn, The Bigheart Times
Mvhayv Cunningham laughs during the Osage dances in Hominy as her cousin Wa.sta.tse is twirled in the air above her. Mvhayv is pronounced ma-HY-yah.

May Daily Winner

BONNIE VCULEK, Enid News & Eagle
CLOSE TO GOING HOME? Murray State's Clay Crews dives toward the plate and scores as NOC Enid's Dillon Harp reaches for the ball during the Aggies' 8-5 win over the Jets in the NJCAA Regional Friday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

May Weekly Winner

Jeanne Grimes, The Purcell Register
Volleys of honor - The Purcell Police Department honor guard fires a salute at the conclusion of the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Hillside Cemetery. From left are Det. Sgt. Scott Stephens, Officer Gaetano Cipriano, Officer Zach Paulk and Lt. Kevin Austin.

April Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Enid's Tanner Fore delivers a pitch against Edmond North Thursday during the opening day of the Gladys Winters Tournament at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

April Weekly Winner

MIKE BRYANT, Nowata Star
Cougar Rhett Moore hovers above ground as he makes a dive into home to avoid being tagged on a steal. Moore scored for Oklahoma Union against Bartlesville’s junior varsity, as the Cougars went on towin 11-8.

 

March Daily Winner

Billy Hefton, Enid News & Eagle
Pond Creek-Hunter coach, Tasha Diesselhorst, coaches Brooke Rayner during their loss to Thomas Friday in the semi-finals of the state tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

March Weekly Winner

Tim Schnoebelen, The Mooreland Leader
A Blackhawk Helicopter was called in to provide water drops to help firefighters on the ground combat a 22,000 acre wildfire north of Mooreland.

February Daily Winner

Harrison Grimwood, Muskogee Phoenix
Warner firefighters unroll burning hay bales after a fire burned through 50 acres of grass in Warner.

February Weekly Winner

Rodney Haltom, Eufaula Indian Journal
Eufaula's Hunter Gott flies through the air and scores against Beggs Golden Demons.

January Daily Winner

Kyle Phillips, The Norman Transcript
Norman firefighter work a building fire on Crawford Ave., between Main and Comanche Streets

January Weekly Winner

Ray Lokey, Johnston County Capital-Democrat
Armed with a shovel, a Tishomingo fireman is engulfed in a ball of flames Tuesday morning while fighting a fire coming through the lower roof of a house. No one was injured in the blaze.