Through the viewfinder — first quarter 2022

Jan 1, 2022

The faces of tomorrow’s leaders were reflected in the helmet of American Legion Color Guard member Jim Schaffer during the Veteran’s Day Program that was held at the Leola School. (Nov. 18, 2021) (Jeremy Cox | McPherson County Herald, Leola, South Dakota)
A wildfire north of Clark, Wyoming in the Beartooth Mountain Range ignited Monday, June 14th, rapidly growing from about 40 acres in the morning to roughly 230 acres by the late afternoon. When it was first reported Sunday, the Robertson Draw Fire was burning mostly in sagebrush and grass. However, the fire moved into the timber in the Shoshone and Custer Gallatin National Forests Monday as Clark residents watched flames towering over mature trees and spreading quickly. (June 15, 2021) (Mark Davis | Powell (Wyoming) Tribune)
Powell’s Northwest College Trapper goalkeeper Matias Sandoval extends out in an attempt to save a ball against LCCC on Friday, October 1, 2021. Sandoval was named the NJCAA National Goalkeeper of the Week for his shutout win on Sept. 22 against Central Wyoming College. (Mark Davis | Powell (Wyoming) Tribune)

Winning photographs in the First Quarter 2022 Pub Aux Photo contest, taken from Dec. 11, 2020, to Dec. 11, 2021, captured breathtaking images.


Jeremy Cox of the McPherson County Herald, Leola, South Dakota, captured quite the poetic Feature image and first place with the faces of tomorrow's leaders reflected the helmet of American Legion Color Guard member Jim Schaffer during a veteran's celebration.

Mark Davis of the Powell (Wyoming) Tribune topped both the News category and the Sports category with shots of a helicopter atop a rapidly growing wildfire and a goalkeeper fully extended mid-shot.

The first-place winners in each category receive personalized coffee mugs featuring a winning photo or a print of their photo.

See past entries and winners here: