2017 Photo Contest Winners

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.

June 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.

July 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.