2017 Photo Contest Winners

2017 Weekly Photo Sweepstakes Winner

KAYLEA HUTSON-MILLER, The Grove Sun, January 2017
Larry Brown (center) talks with John C. Fatherree on Monday, Jan. 9, during a presentation in Fatherree’s home in rural Grove. Brown, along with Robert Hopper and John Ryburn presented the World War II veteran with a certificate of appreciation for his service.

2017 Daily Photo Sweepstakes Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press, March 2017
Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore Preston Weigel celebrates after defeating West Virginia’s Jacob Smith to repeat as the Big 12 champion at 197 pounds. Weigh believed he had pinned Smith, but the officials stopped the match due to injury, which Smith did not return from.

December Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Pond Creek-Hunter’s Jake Davis holds his head following the Panther’s 56-8 loss to Tipton in the class C state championship game Friday December 1, 2017 at SWOSU in Weatherford. 

December Weekly Winner


RICK HESTER, Tri-County Herald
Dustin Thompson for Dale launches a three-pointer while the crowd behind him predicts the outcome.

November Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
Oklahoma State senior quarterback Mason Rudolph dives over the pile into the end zone for a touchdown against Kansas. It was his 45th touchdown of the year, moving him ahead of Barry Sanders for the program record of touchdowns in a season.

November Weekly Winner


RICK HESTER, Tri-County Herald
Dale junior Lacey Savage gets the heroine’s welcome after scoring the winning basket at the buzzer against Latta.

October Daily Winner

AMANDA CORBIN, Poteau Daily News
Ritual, an Eurasian eagle-owl, spreads his wings for the crowd as his handler, Lady Hanna of Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey, looks on at the Heavener Runestone Viking Fest. The organization cares for and rehabilitations injured wildlife.

October Weekly Winner


TODD BROOKS, The Marlow Review
CAUGHT: Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney leads a group of deputies and armed burglary suspect Andrew Dewayne Williams down railroad tracks following Williams’ capture. A two-hour manhunt took place for Williams near the Ballpark Apartments in Marlow after he fled on foot to avoid an arrest warrant.

September Daily Winner

KYLE PHILLIPS, The Norman Transcript
OU quarterback Baker Mayfield plants an OU flag on the 50-yardline after the Sooners' win over Ohio State, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

September Weekly Winner


KAYLEA HUTSON-MILLER, The Delaware County Journal
John "The Ice Box" Culver cradles the Delaware County Bowl trophy at the end of the game. Culver's final play, a touchdown from five yards out, brought home the win for the Bulldogs.

August Daily Winner

STEVE MILLER, The Lawton Constitution
Aaron Johnson tries to shield his son, Hank Johnson, from the rain at the Lawton Ranger Rodeo Parade in downtown Lawton.

August Weekly Winner


TRACIE MACY, The Hennessey Clipper
Mutton bustin' isn't all fun and games. Sometimes you have to get down and dirty and that's exactly what this little boy had to do when it came his turn to ride. His tears soon turned into a smile when he learned that he had won first place for his wild ride.

July Daily Winner

ROBERT S. BRYAN, The Clinton Daily News
Fawn shares special 'kisses': A 2-month-old buck tickles the ear of third-grader Sy Foster at a local petting zoo.

July Weekly Winner


NATASJA KEMP, The Cleveland American
The Baptist Village of Cleveland held a Freedom Celebration. Following lunch, residents and guests, such as Gay and Fred Vaughan, stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag with a color guard provided by local scouts.

June Daily Winner

BILLY HEFTON, Enid News & Eagle
Jeanice Manning of the Tough Mudders laughs after falling during the Miracle League Mud Volleyball Tournament Saturday June 24, 2017

June Weekly Winner


CY FREEMAN, Marietta Monitor
Run, run, run! Malachi Anderson gives his best effort running the bases during a tee ball game at the Marietta Lions Club fields.

May Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
Stillwater High junior Vlad Munteanu, right, fights off a Broken Arrow defender to score the game’s first goal Saturday in the Class 6A state championship match.

May Weekly Winner


KAYLEA HUTSON-MILLER, The Grove Sun
Lennie Martin pauses to pray during the Memorial Day commemoration on May 29 at the Delaware County Courthouse. Martin, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981, is an elementary teacher in Jay.

April Daily Winner

DAVID BITTON, Stillwater News Press
A turtle pokes its head out of its shell while watching cars zoom past at 55 mph on N. Perkins Road north of E. Richmond Road Friday, April 14, 2017. The turtle eventually turned around and walked back into the grass. Photo ran April 15.

April Weekly Winner


GLORIA TROTTER, Countywide & Sun
Holly Terney, mother of our fallen Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney, is hugged by Tecumseh Officer Jeff Henderson at the unveiling of Justin Terney¹s name on the Pottawatomie County Fallen Heroes Memorial on April 13. Terney was shot and killed early on March 27 while making a traffic stop for a broken taillight.

March Daily Winner

JASON ELMQUIST, Stillwater News Press
Oklahoma State sophomore Preston Weigel celebrates after defeating West Virginia’s Jacob Smith to repeat as the Big 12 champion at 197 pounds. Weigh believed he had pinned Smith, but the officials stopped the match due to injury, which Smith did not return from.

March Weekly Winner


JANET MOORE, The Purcell Register
Purcell Firefighters battled not one, but two grass fires along Interstate 35 last Friday between 4:30 and 5 p.m. One of the fires was at mile marker 95 and the other was at mile marker 101. Goldsby and Purcell units responded.

February Weekly Winner

KAYLEA HUTSON-MILLER, The Grove Sun
Rattlin’ on Grand Lake: A member of Joe Martin's Texas Rattle Snake's team shows off during the 2017 MidSouth Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show. This was the first time this event, hosted by Montgomery Productions, took place in Grove.

February Daily Winner

DAVID BITTON, Stillwater News Press
Kamryn Dawn Cook, 3, dances with her father Byran Cook, of Stillwater, during the 12th annual Father-Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Stillwater Community Center.

January Weekly Winner

KAYLEA HUTSON-MILLER, The Grove Sun
Larry Brown (center) talks with John C. Fatherree on Monday, Jan. 9, during a presentation in Fatherree’s home in rural Grove. Brown, along with Robert Hopper and John Ryburn presented the World War II veteran with a certificate of appreciation for his service.

January Daily Winner

JEFF DIXON, The Lawton Constitution
Sidewalk to Comanche County Courthouse was cleared of snow and ice early in the day, but another round of snow erased the maintenance crew's earlier efforts.