AUG. 18, 2011 -- Eighteen photographs of the Jefferson National Expansion Museum -- including nine taken by youth photographers -- have won the "View from the Park" photography contest. The contest required shutterbugs to submit unique photographs taken within the boundary of the iconic national park in three categories: nature, landscape and architecture.
The following winning contestants have their images on display at the Arch and online through Sept. 15.
Architecture: Youth (15 and under)
First: Elyse Mack, Olivette, "Arch Madness"
Second: Jared Williams, Normandy, "Up and Out"
Third: Elyse Mack, Olivette, "The Old Courthouse"
First: Fred Behm, St. Louis, "Winter at the Arch"
Second: Libbye Tellor, Columbia, Ill., "Expansion"
Third: Fred Behm, St. Louis, "Summer at the Arch"
First: Linday Seib, Maduson, Ind., "Sunny Arch"
Second: Elyse Mack, Olivette, "Sunrise"
Third: Nora Faris, Concordia, Mo., "Amber Waves of Grain" (pictured at right)
First: Jason Arand, St. Louis, "Balloons"
Second: Jim Haegele, Fenton, "Gateway Reflection"
Third: Kay Ward, Crestwood, "The Arch in a Bubble"
First: Dan Borders, Chesterfield, "Winter Magic"
Second: Ron Dawson, St Louis, "Bombs Bursting in Air"
Third: Carolyn Schlueter, St. Charles, "Cool Hoop"
First: Jim Trotter, St. Louis, "Foggy Arch"
Second: Jim Haegele, Fenton, "Duck at Dusk on Arch Pond"
Third: Shayla Gabriel, Yoder, Ind., "My Sister-in-Law Erica, Taken By Me"
To view the winning images as well as see the entire list of honorable mention winners, please visit the online media gallery. The contest had 397 entries and will be available to again in 2012.
Photo by Nora Faris/Courtesy of National Park Service.