Dayton unveils winners in photo contest

Angela Dunham won first place in the City of Dayton's photo contest. She captured this beautiful photo of the city's old rice dryers.

By Vanesa Brashier

At Monday night’s Dayton City Council meeting, City Manager Theo Melancon revealed the winners of the city’s photo contest. The contest was created by City Secretary Shannon O’Keefe as a way to recognize the talented photographers in Dayton.

Michael Wallace captured second place in the City of Dayton’s photo contest. He shot this image of a Dayton home with a magnificent tree shading the yard.

“Photos were submitted by hometown folk. Then the favorites were all posted on Facebook for the public to vote on their favorites,” O’Keefe said.

Angela Dunham’s first-place photo captured the haunting beauty of the city’s rice dryers. In second place is Michael Wallace’s photo of a century-old oak tree next to a Dayton home. Third-place went to Danni Gault for a photo of a cattle drive through Dayton.

“The top three voted photos won their photos [to be] framed on city hall walls,” said O’Keefe. “The idea is to capture hometown talent and liven up city hall with a vision of what Dayton is today.”

Danni Gault’s photo of a cattle drive through Dayton won third place in the City of Dayton’s photo contest.

If you want to see the photos, mark your calendars for the next Dayton City Council meeting. Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, 6 p.m., in the council chambers inside city hall, 117 Cook St., Dayton.


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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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