McKinney Magazine Photo Content Entry - Selvin D. Hernandez

2015 Photo Contest entry by Selvin D. Hernandez

The City of McKinney's Arts Commission says "A rich arts life in a community feeds the soul. It’s like a mini-vacation offering rest for the eyes, diversion for the mind and release for the body. Some even say the arts promote physical health. As much as residents get pleasure and relaxation from the arts, though, there are other good reasons to promote these activities."

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arts in McKinney by launching the May issue of McKinney Magazine at the Grand Hotel on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The arts are good for business. When a major performer comes to town, the event draws tourists and their dollars. Art and music classes support local businesses. A visually pleasing community that offers a diverse range of activities and entertainment events draws residents to live here. As a result, businesses grow to provide goods and services and the local economy grows.

McKinney Magazine dedicates the May issue each year to the arts community. The annual photography contest, now in its 14th year, celebrates memorable images captured with the click of a camera. This year we had more entries than ever, and judges were unanimous in agreement that it was very difficult to choose winners among the talented entries.

This year’s judges included:

  • Shane Mauldin, McKinney ISD
  • Anne Royer, Artist & Educator
  • Jim Wilson, Jim Wilson Photography
  • Nick Young, Collin College

See the winners and their photos beginning on Page 2:

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Over 18

First place: Megan Jane Wang

McKinney Magazine Over 18 - First place: Megan Jane Wang

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Over 18

Second place: Alan Abair

McKinney Magazine Over 18 - Second place: Alan Abair

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Over 18

Third place: Alan Abair

McKinney Magazine Over 18 - Third place: Alan Abair

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Under 18

First place: Sophia Helton

McKinney Magazine Under 18 - First place: Sophia Helton

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Under 18

Second place: Hanna Hurd

McKinney Magazine Under 18 - Second place: Hanna Hurd

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

Under 18

Third place: Sarah Mach

McKinney Magazine Under 18 - Third place: Sarah Mach

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

My McKinney

First place: Michael Zheng

McKinney Magazine My McKinney - First place: Michael Zheng

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

My McKinney

Second place: John Babis

McKinney Magazine My McKinney - Second place: John Babis

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

My McKinney

Third place: Chris Williamson

McKinney Magazine My McKinney - Third place: Chris Williamson

 

 

 

2015 McKinney Magazine Photography Contest Winners

McKinney Magazine Cover

David Quisenberry

McKinney Magazine Cover - David Quisenberry