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Teen photography contest winners named


Here I am!
teen photography contest

Here They Are!

This summer, Charleston County Public Library, with help from Charleston Center for Photography and Nikon Inc., sponsored a photo contest for young adults, challenging them to illustrate the contest theme: “Here I Am.”

Nearly 50 students in grades 6-12 submitted photos interpreting the theme in literal and abstract ways while sharing their unique perspectives on life, the community and the world around them.


The photos were judged by a panel of instructors from the Charleston Center for Photography. Three top winners and 16 honorable mentions were selected. The top three winners each received a Nikon Camera. The first place winner will receive one-on-one photography lessons from the Charleston Center for Photography, plus The Center is holding a day-long photography camp for all the winners.

All of the winning photographs and honorable mentions will be displayed in an exhibit at the Main Library from October 4 - 28.



First Place

"Layers of Connection" by Lauren Hawes



Second Place

"Australian Bathing Boxes at Sunset" by Claire Dickman



Third Place

"Here I am in Puerto Rico" by Ava Kusmider




Honorable Mentions

Madison Cantrell
Grace Christoph
Jed Christoph
Cosette Geesey
Shayla Elisabeth Huffman

Destini Kokkinis
Jake Kusmider
Butler Mappus
Jules Mappus
Eden McKoy
Dalton Mills

Burke Andrew Mounts
Noah Shue
Bronte Stallings
Mark Stover
Alexis Yates



Thanks to our sponsors!



Thanks to our community supporters whose generous donations helped provide prizes for Teen Summer Photography Contest.