The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural Central Oklahoma: Through My Lens Photo Contest, a celebration of the unique beauty and culture of Central Oklahoma through the eyes of talented photographers.

The contest, which ran from July 10 to September 6, received an overwhelming response, with novice and experienced photographers from across the region submitting their stunning captures. The purpose of this free-to-enter competition was to offer citizens of Central Oklahoma, the opportunity to go outside, explore, and capture—via photography—the community, landscapes, and landmarks of the ACOG region.

After careful deliberation, the following winners were selected and can be viewed in the gallery below:

First Place – $150 gift card
Lisa French
Title of Photo: Route 66 Bridge
Location: Lake Overholser

Second Place – $100 gift card
Ryan McKinney
Photo Location: North Canadian River Bridge at Richland Road

Third Place – $50 gift card
Liz Perez
Title of Photo: Oklahoma Summer
Location: Minerals Wells Park & Splash Pad, Guthrie

In addition to the top three winners, special category winners: Best Landscape, Best Community Event, Best Landmark along with five honorable mentions selections were awarded to several exceptional entries that displayed exceptional creativity and skill.

“We were truly blown away by the caliber of submissions we received for the Central Oklahoma: Through My Lens Photo Contest,” said Mark W. Sweeney, AICP, ACOG Executive Director. “Each photograph told a unique story, showcasing the beauty and vitality of Central Oklahoma. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and thank everyone who participated.”

The winning photographs will be featured on ACOG social media, and the eleven awarded photographs will be printed and displayed in the ACOG office at 4205 N. Lincoln Blvd, in Oklahoma City.

Staff Contacts

Rachel Meinke

Public Information Director

Central Oklahoma: Through My Lens Contest Winning Photographs

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