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2014-10-30 10:03:59.463

Florissant Woman Captures Grand Prize in Lottery Photo Contest

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Out of hundreds of submissions, 13 photographs were selected to be featured in the Missouri Lottery’s 2015 calendar through the “Show Me Your Pet II” photo contest. Valerie Lewis of Florissant won the grand prize for her photograph of “Abby,” the Shetland Sheepdog, playing in the snow. The image will be showcased on the calendar’s cover.
 
A total of 12 other photographs were chosen to be highlighted as monthly winners. The photographers of the photos selected as monthly winners received $100 in Scratchers tickets. Lewis, the contest’s grand-prize winner, was awarded with $500 for capturing the calendar’s cover-worthy image. All winners will also receive a photo credit and a copy of the calendar.

“There were more than 300 wonderful photographs from proud pet owners to choose from this year,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “There were so many unique entries this year ranging from an exotic pheasant to a beach-ready Pug, which only made the selection process more difficult. It was a tough decision, but we narrowed down our selections to a great group of Missouri pets.”
 
Reardon added that 2015 calendars will be distributed in December to nearly 5,000 Missouri Lottery retailers for onsite display. 

2015 calendar contest winners are:

· Cover – Valerie Lewis of Florissant*
· January – Lisa Crawford of Mountain Grove**
· February – Tesa Foxall of LaGrange**
· March – Yvette Luedde of Villa Ridge
· April – Tesa Foxall of LaGrange**
· May – Chelsae Figge of Columbia
· June – Emily Park of Jefferson City
· July – Lisa Hall of Marionville
· August – Lisa Crawford of Mountain Grove**
· September – Misty Young of Silex
· October – Kenneth Vaughan of Chesterfield
· November – Nicholas Schafer of Jefferson City
· December – Adriane Harmon of St. Louis

To view all winning photos, visit:

http://www.molottery.com/extras/15photo_contest/winners.shtm

*Grand-prize winner
**Two winning photographs by this photographer were selected.

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