City of Ventura Photo Contest winners announced

Winner Tammy Sims

A reception and exhibit for the City of Ventura Photo Contest will be held on Dec. 5 at 5:30pm at a special reception at City Hall, 501 Poli St.

The City of Ventura invites the public and all participants in the 11th annual photography contest to attend. The Mayor will award certificates to contest winners in the Council Chambers at 6pm.

Winner John Ferritto-Breeze contributing photographer
Winner John Ferritto-Breeze contributing photographer

The winning photos will be on display in The Bridge Gallery near City Hall’s second floor rear entrance through January, 2017.

Fifty-five photographers entered 214 images – on view at  – and 297 members of the public cast votes online to select the “People’s Choice” awards. A second set of “Judges’ Choice” winners came from a Community Partnerships team of visual artist professionals.

“The photo contest becomes more popular every year as a great way for residents to express civic pride in our city’s stunning natural landscapes, unique architecture and diverse people, culture and community life,” said Community Partnerships Manager Denise Sindelar. “I invite photographers to enter the 2017 photo contest online between January 1 and October 2, 2017.”

The JC (Judges’ Choice) and PC (People’s Choice) winners in 5 categories for the 2016 contest are:

Category 1 Environment


  • JC       Lysa Urban (tie)
  • JC       Jacqueline Counter (tie)
  • PC      Deirdra Finning

Category 2 Architecture

  • JC       Christopher Meugniot
  • PC      Chuck Gebert

Category 3 Portraits

  • JC       John Ferritto
  • PC      Tom Robinson

Category 4 Community Life

  • JC       Ron Brubaker
  • PC      Chuck Gebert

Category 5 Altered Images

  • JC & PC Tammy Sims


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