State 4-H Photo Contest Winners Announced

— Written By Kitrinka Gordon

The winners of the statewide annual 4-H photography contest have been announced, and Forsyth County came home with several honors.

Junior 4-H in Action – 3rd place went to Luke Arrowood with “Sunset Kayaking”
Junior Landscape – 1st place went to Julia Gatewood with “Peaceful Peach Blossom”
Junior Light and Shadow – 1st place went to Luke Arrowood with “Evening Ferris Structure”
Junior Light and Shadow – 3rd place went to Julia Gatewood with “Shadows of the Past, Windows Into the Future”
Senior 4-H in Action – 1st place went to Lily Knepp with “A Careful Measurement”
Senior Nature’s Beauty – Honorable Mention went to Andrew Pledger with “Hide Tide”
Senior Light and Shadow – 3rd place went to Andrew Pledger with “Bouquet”

You can view the winning entries on the CALS North Carolina 4-H Photo Contest page. The contest is coordinated by CALS Communications at NC State University.

Categories for 2019 include 4-H in Action, Nature’s Beauty and the new category for 2019 (only), Sports. Sports photography is big business! Use your ace photography skills to capture the excitement of the action at a sporting event. Whether it’s on the track or football field, or in the pool, gym or ballpark, we want to see those photographs. Be creative! We will be reasonably all-inclusive as to what can be considered a sporting event, but tiddlywinks might be pushing it a bit. Entries will be due via email in May and all participants must be current 4-H members to participate. Contact April Bowman at or 336-703-2855 for additional information.

Photo taken by Lily Knepp