2021 Photo Contest Cover and People’s Choice Winners

Thank you to everyone that submitted pictures and/or voted on Facebook during our Annual Photo Contest!

From the Editor: Photos, especially cover photos, are an ongoing challenge for any magazine. There are two key points to making the final selection. The first is to ask, “Is the image compelling enough for someone to pick up the magazine?” And then the important question for production, “Is the image the resolution quality needed for print and will it work with the portrait aspect of the magazine layout?”


Tracy Scheffer – Cover 1:

Sweet little Tymbi, and her mini horse, Princess Ali, rescued from Mini Angel Eyes.

Dave Wilson – Cover 2:

Smoke from the California wildfires makes the sky over Watson Lake appear extra orange, especially at sunset. September 8, 2020.

Daryl Weisser – Cover 3:

A Bald Eagle overlooking the north shore of Goldwater Lake one fall morning

Shannon Nolan Whitehead – Cover 4:

The Milky Way core captured before it descends below the horizon. Taken from the Thumb Butte Lookout, October 9, 2020.



Winners of the People’s Choice award from our 2021 photography contest received the highest number of votes in our Facebook album.

WINNER Broken Star Photography: Pronghorn

A herd of pronghorns stop to stare in a Prescott Valley field. Taken in January, when these animals form large herds.

#2 Kimberly Kathleen: Sky

Sunrise from Hwy 169 near Prescott Valley.

#3 Caroline Altamirano: 4×4 Buck

A herd of deer gathered in the backyard snow in the Timber Ridge neighborhood in Prescott. Zoomed in on the 4×4 buck using an iPhone camera.

Broken Star Photography: Sunset

The fall sun sets behind a lone tree in the Williamson Valley area, creating a beautiful palette of colors.

David Erickson: The “Lookout”

A favorite Prescott view where the sunsets are never the same.

John Hamel: Lightning

Lightning over Dewey, Arizona

Broken Star Photography: Courthouse

Early summer morning at the Yavapai County Courthouse.

Shannon Whitehead: The Milky Way

The Milky Way over Goldwater Lake.

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