Last month we kicked off our yearlong photography contest for Houston-area high school students and received more than 100 photos of animals. After close to 300 votes online and a review by our in-house judges, it's time to announce the winners.
First place goes to Stephanie Schmitt of Taylor High School, whose photo of Paris pigeons blew us away.
Willie Xu, also of Taylor High, takes home second place for his photo of a brazen pigeon getting in the way of the Household Cavalry.
High school photo contest
Third place goes to Meghan White of School of the Woods, whose photo of jellyfish was all about color.
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Honorable mention goes to Whitney Pavlas of Cypress Creek High School for her photo of two pugs getting each other's back.
Our online readers voted for a photo of Loopy, a shy Papillon puppy, taken by Mariah McWhorter of Kingwood High School. (See page 14 for honorable mention and readers' choice winners.)
All winners will receive gift certificates and will be entered in our end-of-the-year contest for a $1,000 college scholarship.
The theme for April's contest is sports. Visit houstonpress.com for more details.