Congrats to the Summer Photo Contest Winners!

Each summer we’ve asked our readers to take an issue of The 863 Magazine on vacation with them and then send us the proof! Then we hook the winners up with cool prizes!

Want to participate? Watch for the call for photos, about the March/April issue and plan to pack your copy of The 863 in your suitcase during your summer vacation.

So, without further ado…

2016 Winners:

1st Place:

Above: Riley Richards  on the Great Wall of China.  Submitted by Riley Richards.
Above: Riley Richards on the Great Wall of China. Submitted by Riley Richards.

2nd Place:

Above: Jill Monday at Tampa, Florida’s Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. In the background are I-4 and the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater. Submitted by Jill Monday.
Above: Jill Monday at Tampa, Florida’s Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. In the background are I-4 and the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater. Submitted by Jill Monday.

3rd Place:

Above: Our granddaughter, Tori, sky driving in Alabama, Sunshine Areo Air Port, Paxton, AL. in June 2016. Submitted by Rebecca Jane Morgan.
Above: Our granddaughter, Tori, sky driving in Alabama, Sunshine Areo Air Port, Paxton, AL. in June 2016. Submitted by Rebecca Jane Morgan.

4th Place:

Touring author and teacher from Polk County, Jai Maa, followed the yellow brick road to the cornfields of Kansas for her third national book tour. Jai Maa is currently facilitating enlightenment at the barn of The Light Center where this photo was taken. Stranger things have happened... Submitted by Jai Maa.
Touring author and teacher from Polk County, Jai Maa, followed the yellow brick road to the cornfields of Kansas for her third national book tour. Jai Maa is currently facilitating enlightenment at the barn of The Light Center where this photo was taken. Stranger things have happened… Submitted by Jai Maa.

5th Place:

Alexia Flores shows off her copy of The 863 Magazine in Brecken-ridge, Colorado in June. It’s a ski resort but she didn’t ski. Hahaha. Submitted by Alexia Flores.
Alexia Flores shows off her copy of The 863 Magazine in Brecken-ridge, Colorado in June. It’s a ski resort but she didn’t ski. Hahaha. Submitted by Alexia Flores.

2015 Winners:

1st Place:

First place went to Mona McKinley from Winter Haven who took The 863 to the Swiss Alps and was photographed with the Matterhorn in the background. Gee, that mountaintop almost looks like a tiara...
First place went to Mona McKinley from Winter Haven who took The 863 to the Swiss Alps and was photographed with the Matterhorn in the background. Gee, that mountaintop almost looks like a tiara…

2nd Place:

Second place was snatched up by Winter Haven’s Jane Kilvington, who took The 863 to England and read her copy while in front of a village welcome sign that bears her last name. We dig her nonchalant pose.
Second place was snatched up by Winter Haven’s Jane Kilvington, who took The 863 to England and read her copy while in front of a village welcome sign that bears her last name. We dig her nonchalant pose.

3rd Place:

Third place was taken by Gretchen Suarez-Pena from Bartow, who brought her copy to casually read in front of the El Morro Fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Good choice in vacation reading material, Gretchen.
Third place was taken by Gretchen Suarez-Pena from Bartow, who brought her copy to casually read in front of the El Morro Fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Good choice in vacation reading material, Gretchen.

Honorable Mentions:

Kathy Rider of Kissimmee took a holiday in upstate New York and snapped this photo in the airport. Sweet!
Kathy Rider of Kissimmee took a holiday in upstate New York and snapped this photo in the airport. Sweet!

 

This is Matt and Kim McCulley,Trett Ray, Isabella McCulley and Trenan Ray holding the 863 Magazine in the Bahamas. Looks like fun!
This is Matt and Kim McCulley, Trett Ray, Isabella McCulley and Trenan Ray of Winter Haven holding The 863 Magazine in the Bahamas. Looks like fun!

 


2014 Winners:

1st Place:

Elijah Bauer reads the May 2014 issue while visiting Chinatown in Washington D.C.; submitted by Thanh Bauer. We love the composition and colors!
Elijah Bauer reads the May 2014 issue while visiting Chinatown in Washington D.C.; submitted by Thanh Bauer. We love the composition and colors!

2nd Place:

Kathryn Linski displays the May 2014 issue in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia; submitted by Jay Linski. This is just stunning.
Kathryn Linski displays the May 2014 issue in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia; submitted by Jay Linski. This is just stunning.

3rd Place:

Jack Gillen holds the June 2014 issue in front of the ruins of the Claregalway Franciscan Friary in County Galway, Ireland; submitted by Jack Gillen. Thanks for exposing The 863 to such a historical site, Jack.
Jack Gillen holds the June 2014 issue in front of the ruins of the Claregalway Franciscan Friary in County Galway, Ireland; submitted by Jack Gillen. Thanks for exposing The 863 to such a historical site, Jack.