2016 Photo Contest Winners

December Weekly Winner

JUDY KELLER, The Marlow Review
OH, DEER: Deer peek through snow covered trees at Lake Humphrey. One to two inches of snow accumulated in the area. It did not linger long as warmer temperatures made it disappear quickly.

December Daily Winner

KIMBERLY BARKER, Miami News-Record
Santa Claus throws candy to children at the 2016 Annual Commerce Christmas Parade on Dec. 3.

November Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Enid firefighter, Harley Long, gives oxygen to a small dog pulled from a house fire at 1415 E. Maple Monday November 21, 2016. The dog responded to the oxygen and appeared to recover.

November Weekly Winner

RICK HESTER, Tri-County Herald
Dale's Dani Manning (35) applies some half-court pressure during the Lady Pirates' win over Amber-Pocasset Friday night. 

October Daily Winner

STEPHEN LAMAR, The Ardmoreite
Area first responders took part in a live fire exercise at the Ardmore Air Park.

October Weekly Winner

RICK HESTER, Tri-County Herald
Lauren Hood steps on home plate with the winning run for Dale in the state tournament first round against Hobart.

September Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Ohio State’s Noah Brown catches a touchdown pass behind the back of Oklahoma’s Michiah Quick during the second quarter Saturday September 17, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

September Weekly Winner

GLEN MILLER, El Reno Tribune
Canadian County Sheriff's Deputy Barrett Storm uses his nightstick to take a swing at one of the two pit bulls attacking his patrol cruiser as he and Jarvis Bethany (background) jumped on the hood for safety.

August Daily Winner

GERARDO BELLO, The Lawton Constitution
Elmer Graham Stadium, Walters OK- Football game stopped by fierce lightning after one hour delay.

August Weekly Winner

TRACIE MACY, The Hennessey Clipper
The top frog jumper of the 2016 Pat Hennessey Celebration is being held by Elizabeth Pacula. Elizabeth is making that face because her frog just did a number on her.

July Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Oklahoma state troopers and emergency personnel from Fairmont and Covington work the scene of a plane crash near the intersection of 150th and Rupe Thursday July 21, 2016.

July Weekly Winner

BRIAN BLANSETT, Tri-County Herald
Four-year-old Colin Roady hits the finish line during the McLoud Blackberry Festival sack race Saturday.

June Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
Oklahoma State catcher Colin Simpson, left, and second baseman J.R. Davis do backflips during pregame Monday at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

June Weekly Winner

BARB WALTER, Hennessey Clipper
What turned into an iffy opening of the new splash pad turned into an opening on time Saturday. Enjoying the new facility with her dad was six-year-old Gracie Michelsen.

May Daily Winner

LINDA PROVOST, The Duncan Banner
A dog breathes from an oxygen mask following a house fire on Monday in Empire.

May Weekly Winner

JOHN D. MONTGOMERY, The Purcell Register
Blind date? Purcell Intermediate School Principal Lou Ann Wood, left, gave Bobby the pig a big fat smack on the nose, paying off a bet between her and Elementary School Principal Tammy Dillard for a PTO fund-raiser. Bobby's handler, Brian Gantz, got quite a kick out of the smooch as Bobby got lipstick on the nose.

April Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
The Ripley baseball team jumps on Trevor Watts (9) after winning the regional championship in Ripley. With the 12-0 win over Cashion, the Warriors clinched a third straight trip to the state tournament.

April Weekly Winner

JOHN FERGUSON, Broken Arrow Ledger
NEW 'WEB' SITE? -- Spring Elementary's Ava White has a rose hair tarantula placed on her head during a reward ceremony for the school exceeding its fundraising goal recently. Other exotic animals were also on display. See related story and photos on page 13.

March Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
Stillwater High's Diego Marek (8) kicks the ball past a charging Coweta goalkeeper for a goal during Friday's opening round game in the Stillwater Cup.

March Weekly Winner

TRAVIS BARNARD, The Mooreland Leader
Flames are visible leaping skyward through fence panels at Miller Cattle Company as the result of a wildfire that burned nearly 300 acres three miles northwest of Mooreland Sunday, Feb. 28.

February Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Duron Lewis demonstrates how he uses fire to paint during an interview at his studio Wednesday February 3, 2016.

February Weekly Winner

AARON MCDONALD, Countywide & Sun
A residence on East Washington in Tecumseh burned to the ground Feb. 15, despite firefighter efforts. They kept the fire from spreading to nearby homes, however.

January Daily Winner

RICK HEATON, Claremore Daily Progress
CALL 911 —Fort Gibson’s 138-pound wrestler, Daniel Sides, gives a plea for help right before Claremore’s Creedon Hassell gets the pin with 10 seconds left in the second period at Thursday night’s 42-33 home dual wrestling win.

January Weekly Winner

TODD BROOKS, The Marlow Review
TOTAL LOSS: Marlow firefighter Carson Atkinson carries a hose to a shed fire on the 400 block of South 2nd Street in Marlow last Saturday morning. The shed was already fully engulfed before the department arrived in minutes after receiving the call. There was no official cause of the fire as of press time.