CF and Appleton announce photography contest winners

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, has announces the winners of the ninth annual “Mobile Photography Contest & Exhibition.”

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Posted August 23, 2023 |

Participants of all ages were invited to submit one photo per category. Throughout the month of July, the Appleton received 519 mobile photos inspired by four categories: Light and Shadow, Pattern, Summer Scenes and My Kid Took That.

“Each year, the Appleton looks forward to this fun community event,” said Victoria Billig, Appleton assistant director, in the news release. “Now in its ninth year, we continue to be impressed by the amazing displays of creativity. It’s truly inspiring to see the unique ways that participants interpret the categories.”

Entries were juried by Jenny Eggers of Jenny E. Photography.

“Jurying the mobile photo contest was eye-opening in the most delightful way,” Eggers said in the release. “There were beautiful technical moments with creative composition, color harmony, the use of light, etc… But what really impressed me was the storytelling. Many of the images whisked me away!”

All 519 photos will be on view at the museum through Sept. 24. Regular museum admission fees apply to see the exhibition. Visitors can enjoy free admission on Sept. 2 for Free First Saturday. View the winning photos online at

“We are thankful to those who participated this year and congratulate all of the winners,” said Kerry Elkins, Appleton Museum specialist in the release. “The contest is a wonderful way to engage the community and share experiences in such a universal way, especially with the Summer Scenes category that saw new views of our own backyard as well as abroad. The Appleton invites the participants and visitors alike to see the Mobile Photography exhibition.”

2023 Mobile Photography Winners

Light and Shadow Category:

First Place, Jason Row, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Second Place, Jon Barber, iPhone 11 Pro

Third Place, Peter Meyerhoefer, iPhone 13 Pro

Light and Shadow Category First Place, Jason Row, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Pattern Category:

First Place, Rayhan Ahmed, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Second Place, Rin Suggs, Motorola Edge 5G UW

Third Place, Dominika Koszowska, Sony Xperia 5 IV

Pattern Category First Place, Rayhan Ahmed, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Summer Scenes Category:

First Place, Justin MacDonald, iPhone 11

Second Place, Clarissa Cervantes, iPhone 11

Third Place, Megan Nelson, iPhone 13

Summer Scenes Category First Place, Justin MacDonald, iPhone 11

My Kid Took That Category:

First Place, Mary Clare, Age 8, iPhone 12

Second Place, Marcus von Rosenberg, iPhone 13

Third Place, Amira, Age 6, Galaxy S22+

My Kid Took That Category First Place, Mary Clare, Age 8, iPhone 12

The Appleton Museum, Artspace and Store, at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (352) 291-4455 or visit

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