Panama City Center for the Arts exhibit runs through September

PANAMA CITY — The F/Stop Photography Competition and Exhibition winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on Aug. 30 at the Panama City Center for the Arts. The show will run through Sept. 28.

Best of Show was awarded to Christon Anderson for "Moving Forward," his now famous picture of his daughter walking down the street after Hurricane Michael. Anderson also won Bay Annual's competition this year. His solo show opens in the Main Gallery at the Panama City Center for the Arts on Oct. 4.

In the Nature category, Don Griffiths won first for "3 of a Kind," while second place went to JC Chaix for "The Illusion of Counting Sheep." Merit winners included "Butterfly Love" by Becky Ann Litke, "Common Ground" by Bonnie Brant, and "Wing Span" by Melissa Arrant.

"Born to Fly" by Adria Peaden took first place in People, and second went to "Alianne Faith” by Kelly Creamer. Merit winners included "Hurricane Girls" by Peaden and "Water is Life" by Katie Clark.

In the Architecture category, James Davis won first for "Arches at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas," and Lisa Marie Bell won second for "Exposure." Abstract winners included Rich Smith for "Fog Post Michael" in first, and Greg Rogers for "Ride" in second. Abstract Merit went to "Sunrise after Desolution of Man" by Katie Clark.

"Mt. Vesuvius" by Wes Rolan received first in Landscape, followed by "Aftermath" by Roger Raepple in second. Merit went to "Rush Hour in West Texas" by Patty Tunnell. Charla Hand won the Traditional category with "Working Hands: Farmer" in first and "Working Hands: Barber" in second.

"Self Portrait" by Janna Elzawahry won first place in Youth, while "First Dance" by Jannah Reinstatler received second. Elzawahry also received a Merit for "Golden Skyline."