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TVAA photo contest winners

February's First Friday celebrated our local area photographers' creativity with a photo contest at Gallery 'N' Gifts. This year's contest is the 18th annual event sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association. 20 awards were given out in seven different categories. The next contest will be in August with submissions due the last week of July.

Winners for February 2022 are:

Best of Show:

Nelson Amado


1st place: Cassie Sarkisian

2nd place: Nelson Amado

3rd place: Christine Odom

HM: Kiera Judkins

Black & White:

1st place: Mikailey Judkins

2nd place: Nelson Amado

3rd place: Kelsie Montenegro

Landscape & Nature:

1st place: Jimmy Womack

2nd place: Kiera Judkins

3rd place: Nelson Amado

HM: Kiera Judkins


HM: Christine Odom


1st place: Mikailey Judkins

2nd place: Christine Odom

3rd place: Laurie Rott

Travel & Architecture:

1st place: Nelson Amado

2nd place: Cassie Sarkisian

3rd place: Cassie Sarkisian

HM: Jimmy Womack

Youth Photography:

HM: Kiera Judkins