Photo contest winners featured in book

Winning photographs in The Republic’s “Oh Snap!” Take Your Best Shot photography contest, as well as others submitted among 850 entries, will be on display during a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St.

Timed to coincide with the sixth annual ArtFest this weekend in downtown Columbus, the photographs will be available for the public to peruse at the hotel and inside The Commons, 300 Washington St., between Thursday and Saturday.

First-, second- and third-place winners, along with honorable mentions, are among 87 photos included in a full-color, 8½-by-11-inch coffee table-style book, which will be for sale at the reception and later at The Republic’s public-service counter at 333 Second St. The book has 104 pages and can be purchased for $14.95.

Contest participants were able to enter without paying entry fees, thanks to participating sponsors. The contest was sponsored by Boyer Machine and Tool, Hilliard Lyons and Renner Motors, and presented by Columbus Museum of Art & Design with The Republic.

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The Republic’s “Oh Snap” Take Your Best Shot contest was open to local professional and amateur photographers. Rules required that the photos were taken within the past few years and be from Bartholomew and surrounding counties.


$50 for each first-place photo; $100 for Best of Show winner; three places plus honorable mentions given in nine categories.


Andrew Laker, chief photographer for The Republic; April Knox and Adam Reynolds, local professional photographers.