Dunlap, Newport Take Top Honors in BSF Photo Contest, Williams Honorable Mention

Oneida, TN (2018-09-06) Sarah Dunlap of Oneida and Nicole Newport of Helenwood recently took home top honors in three of the seven categories in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area’s annual Art-in-the-Park photography contest.  Keri Williams, also from Oneida, received honorable mention for her entry.

Sarah Dunlap holding her winning entries in the fourth annual Big South Fork NRRA Art-in-the-Park photo contest. (Source: Facebook)

Dunlap, who is often seen behind the lens of her camera taking photo of local sports and community events, won top honors in two categories of the Art-in-the-Park photo contest.  Dunlap’s colorful photo of Beaver Falls took home the top honors in the Tennessee Landscapes category.  Dunlap score a second, first place entry with her picture of the O and W Bridge, which was scored best in the Cultural category.

Newport’s photo entitled “The Milky Way Over Bandy Creek” was judged best in the Artistic category.

Nichole Newport’s entry, “The Milky Way Over Bandy Creek” took top honors in the Artistic category in the 2018 Big South Fork Art-in-the-Park photo contest.

Williams’ photo of the O and W Bridge earned honorable mention for the judges.

Other winners announced were:

  • Kentucky Landscapes – Michael Cochis, London, Kentucky, with Dick’s Gap Overlook
  • Flora/Fauna – Peggy Yaeger, Corbin, Kentucky, with Toad at Yahoo
  • Action/Adventure – Tabatha Carroll, Terre Haute, Indiana, with Mountain Biking Collier Ridge
  • Youth – Macy Faith Daugherty, Whitley City, Kentucky, with Adventures on the O&W

Several other photographs received honorable mention including:

  • Nancy Vanderbeck, Crossville, Tennessee, with O&W Rail Bridge
  • Bethany Kinnell, Nicholasville, Kentucky, with Winter Waterfalls
  • Michael Cochis, London, Kentucky, with Honey Creek
  • DeAnn Kirgan, Rugby, Tennessee, with Oscar Blevins Farm – Butterfly
  • Martin McDonald, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with Kayak Surfing
  • Macy Faith Daugherty, Whitley City, Kentucky, with The Heart of the O&W

Winners were announced September 1, 2018 during a special reception featuring refreshments and live bluegrass music by Quentin Acres and Mark Hancock.

During the Art-in-the-Park reception, guests were able to view the photographs submitted for this year’s contest and cast ballots for the People’s Choice category.  The winner of this category was David Mashburn of Berea, Kentucky, with Devil’s Cave.

The winning photos are on display at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, located at 151 Stable Road, Oneida, Tennessee.  For more information, please contact the park at (423) 286-7275.