2012 Photo Contest Winners

December Daily Winner

BRANDON NERIS, The Lawton Constitution

Illuminated by candlelight, Deshawn Sexton,8, remembers his fallen peers from Newton, Conn, during Tursday night's candlekight vigil at Elmer Thomas Park.

December Weekly Winner


Bronze Horse Inc., co-owner John Free stands in what is left of the local foundry, which was started by his father. A fire early Friday morning gutted the shop, but the Frees are looking to rebuild.

November Daily Winner

J.B. BITTNER, The Elk City Daily News

Old Glory reflects in a memorial that stands in Sweetwater to commemorate the area servicemen and women who served in the armed forces.

November Weekly Winner

CHRIS EDENS, Oologah Lake Leader

Northwest firefighters and OTEMS medics struggle to move Damen Brewer up a steep, rocky cliff on Oologah Lake. Brewer swam to shore after a small fishing boat he was in with two other relatives capsized in high winds. One member of the fishing party is still missing.

October Daily Winner

KYLE PHILLIPS, The Norman Transcript

Moore High’s Hannah Lynch (19) dives for home as she tries to avoid being tagged out Friday during the Lions’ game against Broken Arrow during the 6A state softball tournament at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

October Weekly Winner

LYNN MARTIN, Alva Review-Courier

Alva Middle School students and teachers show off their anti-bullying t-shirts Wednesday morning. Students seated on the floor form the letters “STOP BULLYING.”

September Daily Winner

DAVID BURGESS, Vinita Daily Journal

Vinita eighth-grader Alex Kauffman stretches the football toward the pylon as Nowata’s Michael Velasco undercuts him at the 2-yard line on a 16-yard touchdown run.

September Weekly Winner

SCOTT CLOUD, Newkirk Herald Journal

The Main Street Mavericks performed twice at Charley Adams Day this past Saturday. One Maverick used a bottle to smash another’s head during the performance.

August Daily Winner

KYLE PHILLIPS, The Norman Transcript

A Norman firefighter prepares to spray down a house on fire at 17351 East Blue Ridge Rd. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 as units from Norman, Little Axe and Oklahoma City battle the blaze. The fire started as the homeowner was working on his chainsaw, which started sparks and caught the grass around him on fire. No one was injured in the blaze, but the home is a total loss.

August Weekly Winner

DIXIE COLQUHOUN, Newkirk Herald Journal

Newkirk hosted a CPBR event.

July Daily Winner

ED BLOCHOWIAK, The Shawnee News-Star

Ty Scott of Sanger, Texas, makes a safe escape after failing to score in the bull riding competition at the International Finals Youth Rodeo at the Expo Center.

July Weekly Winner


Justin Palmer, of Mounce Arena, isn’t competing in the bronc riding event. He was bucked off by his own horse during the senior men’s calf roping Friday night a the annual Cavalcade Rodeo in Pawhuska, Okla.

June Daily Winner

ED BLOCHOWIAK, The Shawnee News-Star

Groups of people, many with American flags, gathered along several Shawnee streets to show support for fallen Shawnee sailor Eric Warren and his family. Warren, 23, a U.S. Navy hospital man, was killed May 26 while serving his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June Weekly Winner

DIXIE COLQUHOUN, The Newkirk Herald Journal

Newkirk’s Jacob Engelking participates in steer wrestling at the Newkirk Range Rider’s Rodeo.

May Daily Winner

JERRY LAIZURE, The Norman Transcript

OU golfer Michael Gellerman hits out of the bunker during Saturday's final round of the NCAA regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

May Weekly Winner


Yukon players celebrate a regional title with a dog pile right behind the pitcher’s mound Thursday night. Yukon routed Midwest City 13-0 to win their second straight regional title. YHS outscored their regional opponents 34-0 in three games.

April Daily Winner

BONNIE VCULEK, Enid News & Eagle

A tattered American flag flies over a vehicle where two young girls were found dead after a massive tornado struck Hideaway Mobile Home Sunday.

April Weekly Winner


The easter bunny gets a little help putting on his foot during the Skiatook Easter Egg hunt April 7.

March Daily Winner

STEVE AKINS, McAlester News-Capital

Stuart’s Hayden Hokit dives to catch a throw to second before tagging a Crowder runner out during the Hornets’ 8-0 victory in the Pittsburg 8 Conference Tournament championship game on Tuesday.

March Weekly Winner


Storm clouds brew over Harmon County north of the Hooleyann Bridge between Oklahoma and Texas. The ominous system spawned at least one tornado in Greer County.

February Daily Winner

RIP STELL, The Journal Record

Barber Elic Ghazal cuts Mickey Michael's hair at the Elepant in the Room Grooming Lounge in Downtown Tulsa..

February Weekly Winner

CHRIS EDENS, Oologah Lake Leader

Mustang senior Kaleb Hotfelt fights a Mannford player for a rebound Friday night. Hotfelt had 16 points in Oologah's 58-50 loss to the Pirates in the district championship game..

January Daily Winner

SCOTT RAINS, The Lawton Constitution

Lawton firefighters get hoses in place as fire erupts from the house at 311 SW Avenue I minutes before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Blue flames licked from under the roof as firefighters sprayed the structure with gallons of water and smoke enveloped the surrounding neighborhood. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

January Weekly Winner

GLEN MILLER, El Reno Tribune

El Reno point guard Miranda Marquez flies through the air after being elbowed in the back on a fastbreak attempt in the second half.