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Mark A. Hackel

Contact: Rhonda Powell

Phone: 586-469-7190



May 23, 2019

OneMacomb unveils top three images from the As Seen in Macomb photo contest

Contest winners awarded $3,000 in scholarships to Macomb Community College

OneMacomb leaders were recently joined by Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel and James O. Sawyer IV, president of Macomb Community College, to announce the winners of the As Seen in Macomb scholarship photo contest. The initiative, which was open to current Macomb Community College students or those in 12th grade who plan to attend the college, sought entries that capture the beauty of Macomb through photos of the county’s art, architecture, nature, places or people.

“The response to the first-ever As Seen in Macomb contest was incredible,” said Rhonda Powell, chair of OneMacomb and director of Macomb County Health and Community Services. “Talented photographers submitted images from across Macomb County that showcased our parks, neighborhoods and other community assets. We are thrilled with the results and excited to celebrate their artistic expression.”

A panel with representatives from the Anton Art Center, First State Bank, Macomb Community College, OneMacomb and TheMitt.TV judged the entries and determined the top three images. Winners were announced at an event at Macomb Community College. They include:

  • First place: Brittney Reno of Macomb. Photo taken at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library
  • Second place: Zac Wireman of New Baltimore. Photo taken in New Baltimore at Walter & Mary Burke Park
  • Third place: Anne Bussell. Photo taken at the Macomb Community College South Campus

Each winner was awarded a scholarship that can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses at Macomb Community College. The first-place scholarship was $1,500 and funded by First State Bank. Second place was $1,000, sponsored by TheMitt.TV, and third place was $500, provided by OneMacomb.

Brittney Reno, the first place winner, shared the following about her photo: “I decided to do a photo that showed both imagination and learning. When reading a fictional, non-fictional, or a textbook, you can learn an endless amount of material. In this photo it shows that with a little imagination unexpected things can happen. Your mind is taken into a world filled with wonders that are sometimes not humanly possible…aka floating books. Don't underestimate the power of reading and learning.”

The three winning images, as well as the additional top-rated 10 entries, will be featured in a First State Bank calendar. To access the winning images, click here. To see additional images submitted to the contest, visit OneMacomb on Facebook.

About OneMacomb: Founded in 2012, OneMacomb works to:

  • Promote multiculturalism and inclusion through arts and community affairs.
  • Strengthen Macomb County’s economy by building connections throughout the county, region and world.
  • Identify and implement multicultural best practices on delivering services to the residents of Macomb County.

For more information on OneMacomb, visit the initiative’s website or follow it on Facebook and Twitter.


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