At First Friday ArtWalk on June 3, 2016, Tony Freeman announced the award winners for the 2016 Youth Lens High School Photography Contest at his gallery at Nature Exposed Photography. The Youth Lens exhibition, which opened during the May ArtWalk, features 27 photographs by Flagstaff area high school students, selected from over 200 that were submitted for consideration.

The jurors – Stephen Saunders of Hidden Light, Tom Alexander of Tom Alexander Photography and Tony Freeman – selected three award winners and an honorable mention from the 27 chosen for the exhibition. The winners are:

Grand Prize
Shelby Dent for Shay

2nd Prize
Joacquin Soto for Perspective

3rd Prize
Brittany Eekhoff for Fire Flakes

Honorable Mention
Tevin Todacheenie for One Drop

Below are the four images that won prizes. Click on any photo to see a larger image and slideshow.