Judges have studied the entries in the 2019 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors went to Hannah Faith Rodriguez for her photograph taken here in Haltom City. Ms. Rodriguez will receive a $300 cash prize for her winning entry.
Photos are separated into nine categories, with those taken in Haltom City (red) eligible for the Best of Show honor. The winning entries can be seen below.
The entries can be viewed below by clicking on any picture and scrolling through the slideshow.
A big thank you to our judges this year, Ting Huang, Gary Blocker and Cos Deleo. The winners and all of the contest entries will be on display at the Haltom City Public Library during the month of May.
Thank you to all the participants during this year’s photo contest. Photographers may pick up their photo entries at the Haltom City Recreation Center (4839 Broadway Ave.) beginning Friday, June 14th during normal business hours. Entries not picked up by Friday, July 19, 2019 will be discarded.
Best of Show Hannah Faith Rodriguez
Haltom City Scenes Winner – Dawn Carter Honorable Mention – Greg Alt
People & Their Activities Winner – Sandra Paul Honorable Mention – Amy Michlitsch
Haltom City Animals Winner – Jana Kristofek Honorable Mention – Adamari Esparza
Haltom City Sports Winner – David Soriano Honorable Mention – Alexandra Kubiak
Landscapes/Nature (On the Road) Winner – Susan Roe Honorable Mention – Susan Roe
Architecture (On the Road) Winner – Susan Roe Honorable Mention – Deborah Geltmeier
Wildlife/Nature (On the Road) Winner – Clinton White Honorable Mention – Tom Myers
Night Photography (On the Road) Winner – Martin Sandoval Honorable Mention – Sandra Paul
Portraits (On the Road) Winner – Mary Rather Honorable Mention – Fran Burns
Art In The City (AITC) Gallery is Haltom City’s very own art gallery for our citizens and all area artists. The AITC committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. to plan and work on how they can provide the gallery with artists in our area to show their work. AITC members are Bennie Johnson Wood, Pat Davenport, Patsy Sullivan, Bob Watkins, Carol Callery, Doris Mobley, Fran Burns, Pamela Oldham, Patty Jasper, Wavah Fore, Brenda Stolwyk, Mary Harry, Wayne Clowers and Mason Cox.
They would like more local artists and community members to join them. You are invited to their upcoming meetings on Thursday, July 6th at the Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Ln. here in Haltom City at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Bennie Wood at 817-838-2409.
Julie Orebaugh, Haltom City Community Relations Coordinator, was recognized for her support of Birdville ISD at the June 28, 2018 Trustee Board meeting. Julie serves on multiple Partners in Education committees, is a member of the Haltom High School CORE Values team, and has served on the Teaming for Excellence in Education (TEE) committee. Julie uses city resources to advertise school district needs and events.
Most recently, her advertisements in the newsletter and electronic billboards lead to a record setting number of attendees at the Birdville Reads event on June 2, 2018. She is also one of the leaders who merged the Haltom City Back to School Health Fair with Refresh BISD, combining resources and funding to help an even greater number of families in the district through this combined effort. She is always willing to help the students and families in Birdville ISD.
pictured L to R: BISD Board of Trustee Kelvin Dilks, Julie Orebaugh, and her family Donagh and Bryce
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over 1 million free books each month to children around the world. Just another reason to love Dolly!
“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.” ~ Dolly Parton