2013 Photo Contest

"Imagine Your Dreams" Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to our eighth annual photo contest!

This year, there are EIGHT prizes: both the Judge's Choice and the People's Choice grand prize winner receive an iPod Touch; the 6 Judge's Choice runners-up receive a $50 deposit into their Kid$ave! account.

The Top 13 photos, as chosen by our judging panel, will be featured in the 2014 Friendship State Bank calendar! Each winning photo will be featured in their own month, with the grand prize winner on the cover. Watch for the calendars in November.

Since the judging panel viewed all of the photos without knowing who the photographer was, and since two submissions per photographer were allowed, there are cases in which a young photographer may have won twice. This reflects the integrity of the judges and the contest, in that the goal was to select the Top 13 images for our annual calendar.

Congratulations to the following young photographers, you've certainly done a good job with your photos and interpreted the theme in numerous interesting ways.

The Top 7 - Grand Prize and Honorable Mentions - are shown below, along with our People's Choice winner.

The runners up that will be featured in our calendar are: Jason Emsweller (Batesville), Haley Higham (Dillsboro), Kierra Mann (Rising Sun), Jenna Housemeyer (Dillsboro), Bernadette Wissmann (Dillsboro), and Jenal Flynn (Lawrenceburg).

[After the grand prize, the photos are in no particular order].

View last year's winners too: 2012 Photo Contest Winners!


Dalton Delaney, age 16 - Aurora
"Sky Castle"

People's Choice: GRAND PRIZE WINNER & Judge's Choice Hon.Mention

Clare Gratz, age 16 - Batesville
"It's almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream"



Chad Emsweller, age 17 - Batesville
"Field of Dreams"


Hannah Lohrum, age 17 - Dillsboro
"My Dream Home Site"


Cady Garcia, age 12 - Versailles
"Turtle - Hey You!"


Clare Gratz, age 16 - Batesville
"Sunset Biking"


Kelsey Bedel, age 15 - Fishers
"Dream Catcher"

Check out our Photo Contest Winners' Archive

2012 "Games! Sports! Play!" Winners

2011 "Look Up, Look Around!" Winners 

2010 "The Great Outdoors" Winners 

2009 "Friendly Faces & Places" Winners

2008 "Friendship Means..." Winners

2007 "Yesterday & Today" Winners

2006 "Favorite Community Places" Winners