2016 Teen Tech Week Photo Contest Winners


Each year Solano County Library celebrates Teen Tech Week as a way to support the work of young people as they explore, create and share their talents. The Digital Photo Contest is an opportunity for teens to express themselves in our digital world and be recognized for their creativity.


Over 100 teens from all over the country submitted their best photos. The work was judged by photographers from The Vallejo Times Herald, The Daily Republic, and The Vacaville Reporter. All winning photos will be on display during Teen Tech Week through March 31st .


Teens ages 12-18 submitted their best photos from all over the world by email or by hash tagging their photos #TeenTechSolano on Instagram. The winners were required to be local so that they could collect their prize; a chance to meet and work with local photographer Brian O’Reilly in his studio.


Thank you to all the contestants for bringing art into the library. Your photos were full of talent, color, and emotion. We hope you all continue to practice your art.


Congratulations Jacob Barron for winning the Grand Prize, and congratulations to all the winners who will be displayed in our libraries.



The Winning Photos


Pineapples in Hawaii
Marissa Grimes - Fairfield, CA
Category: Food


food - Marissa Grimes - Pineapples in Hawaii last summer



Amber Stavenuiter - Fairfield, CA
Category: Passions


passions - Amber Stavenuiter - Kona 1



Katie Walker - Fairfield, CA
Category: School Memories


school - Katie Walker - Homework



Micah Dechavez - Suisun City, CA
Category: Animals


Animals-Micah Dechavez-Don't get your head out of the gutter...get it out of the fence!



Jacob Barron - Fairfield, CA
Category: Architecture


Architecture-Jacob Barron-Painted Ladies



Lexi Wheeler - Vacaville, CA
Category: Books


books - Lexi Wheeler - Boka, blue christmas lights in a dark room



Golden Hour
Tati Martinez - Fairfield, CA
Category: Candids


Candids-Tati Martinez-Golden Hour



Indica Derose - Fairfield, CA
Category: My Choice


My Choice-Indica Derose-Faces



Untitled, Monument Valley
Annika Uyenco - Fairfield, CA
Category: Landscapes


landscape - Akinna - Untitled, Monument Valley



After Hours
Chloe Tortal - Fairfield, CA
Category: Nature


Nature - Chloe Tortal - After Hours


2016 Winners Links


2017 Teen Photo Contest


Thank you to everyone who particpated in this year's Teen Tech Week Photo Contest. Check back in early March to see the winners.


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