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Picturing Polk County: 2021 Photo of the Year


The BH-FP is excited to announce the winner of our 2021 Picturing Polk County photo of the year contest, Lisa Hickman. Congratulations, Lisa!

Lisa shared this closeup photo of a growing grapevine on a picturesque Polk County summer evening.

The picture, which was featured as June’s photo of the month, received nearly 46% of the total votes to become our top photo of the year. 

The following pictures rounded out this year’s Top 5 photos of the month, based on reader votes.

In second place, November’s photo of the month by Jenna Roberts received 20.8% of the overall votes. 

Third place was secured by October’s winner Tim Erickson with 7.2% of the overall year-end votes. 

Mike Kootz came in fourth place with 6.4% of the overall votes going to his March photo of the month. 

Finally, Maria Kallenbach, photographer for July’s photo of the month, and Marcus Fenix, photographer for December’s photo of the month, tied for fifth place with each photo earning 5.6% of the overall year-end votes.  

Thanks to everyone who joined in this year’s contest! We’ve enjoyed seeing our county from your point-of-view! 


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