Earlier this year, we announced the first Joseph E. Gadbois “God Bless America” photo contest, asking for submissions that capture the spirit of America in a person, place or event. With votes cast on our website determining the finalists, the winning photos were judged on quality, composition and alignment with the theme. All those who entered the contest received a commemorative photo frame magnet. The first-place winners received the grand prize of a $100 gift card. Here are the first place photos! Included are Joseph E. Gadbois’ comments on why they were chosen. Congratulations! W t h f i f ti t ’ t t b i i M y 2020 JOSEPH E. GADBOIS “GOD BLESS AMERICA” PHOTO CONTEST a c or n orma on on nex year s con es , eg nn ng a .
Category: Person Adult Entry With God All is Possible – Before Deployment to the Middle East By Wendy D. “This shows the commitment of both the soldier and the loved one left at home.”
Category: Event Adult Entry 4 th of July Parade, Franklin, Wis. By Laurie K. “This photo shows the country’s optimistic future in the energetic faces of children.”
Category: Place Youth Entry Leaf Floating in Oil at Pearl Harbor By Dominic O. “This photo represents a unique perspective on one of our nation’s most revered national memorials.”
Category: Place Adult Entry God Blesses Calumet County Cross By Wayne B. “The cross symbolizes the power of faith so necessary in our country today.”