After seven months of entries and five days of voting, Pannier is pleased to announce the winner of its Inaugural Photo Contest, David Sides!
David’s photo of a Triangular Kiosk received 2,134 votes. Once used as a public market and court of equity, the building shown in this photo, Market Hall, was built around 1837. Restored by the Town of Cheraw, it is now used as a meeting space. The kiosk is placed across the street from the Market Hall, next to the Cheraw Town Hall, completed around 1858. Both of these buildings are popular sites for visitors, and the kiosk is a great tool to welcome guests to the town.
Megan Muller placed second with 1,471 votes. Megan’s photo was taken at the Tess Drainer Playground at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, IL. The playground was dedicated in her honor in 2012, and the sign reads “When Tess Drainer was born 4 months early in 2005, her family stayed at our Ronald McDonald House® for over 3 months. Tess & her family still stay here when she has therapy sessions in Springfield. Tess embodies the hope & mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® & reminds us of how inspirational one little girl can be! This playground is dedicated to Tess & her family for their love of Ronald McDonald House®”.
Lauren Hotaling placed third with her Traditional T style exhibit base with 1,115 votes. The photo shows their viewshed sign located at the peak of Mt. Pisgah County Park in Bradford County, PA. This happens to be the highest point in the County with an elevation of 2,260 feet above sea level. The purpose of this sign is to point out various mountains and points of interest that can easily be seen at the overlook point.
Rounding out the 12 finalists were Laura Stakelum, Michael Runge, Dan Pedersen, Lori Hingtgen, Judy Garrigues, Erin Pierce, Sheri Amsel and James Parrish.
“We were very pleased with the outcome of our inaugural photo contest,” said Pannier Graphics president Jeff Heddaeus. “Our staff loves seeing photos of the final product from our customers. Thanks to everyone that submitted photos and voted, we can’t wait till next year!”