The Alabama Big 10 Mayors on Wednesday announced the winners of their 2023 city life photo competition – a contest where residents of Alabama’s 10 largest cities were given the chance to submit photos of their cities in an attempt to win and display what makes their city unique.
There are 11 total winners of this year’s photo competition – one overall winner and a winner for each individual Alabama city:
- Overall winner: Cristie Clark (Madison)
- Auburn: Jeff Krietemeyer
- Birmingham: Michael Cohn
- Decatur: Jennifer Amoroso
- Dothan: Christen Bane
- Hoover: Bella Victor
- Huntsville: Mike Matthews
- Madison: LaToya Kendrick
- Mobile: Daniel Pocase
- Montgomery: Hazel Bellamy
- Tuscaloosa: Alisha Mulligan
Winners of this competition were selected based on the number of likes each photo submission received on the Alabama Big 10 Mayors’ Facebook page. The photo with the most likes overall won the statewide competition – along with a $500 Visa gift card – while the photos with the most likes in each city won the city-specific competitions.
In total, there were 197 photos submitted, and the overall winner received more than 1,900 votes. In total, more than 15,000 votes were cast in this competition.
“We were blown away by the excitement generated by this contest and by how many people submitted photos and voted for their favorite pictures,” said the Alabama Big 10 Mayors. “There are clearly plenty of talented photographers from each of our 10 cities, and the energy that surrounded this photo competition represents the pride that Alabamians have in their cities.”
“Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated.”
Representing Alabama’s ten biggest cities – and with 75 percent of the state’s population living in their metro areas – the Alabama Big 10 Mayors work together to address the state’s most important issues and make Alabama a safer, better place for all its residents.
The Alabama Big 10 Mayors include Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox.