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County 4-H’ers participate in the Winter Wonderland photo contest

After the success of the Awesome Autumn Photography Contest held for youth in Unit 19, the Shelby County 4-H Federation sponsored a second photography contest, for youth in unit. The Winter Wonderland Photo Contest was open to youth in Coles, Cumberland, Moultrie-Douglas and Shelby Counties.  The Winter Wonderland Photography Contest was created with three age divisions; Cloverbuds (5-7 year olds), 8-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds.  Cash prizes were sponsored by Shelby County 4-H Federation.  There were 36 entries submitted by 4-H members in four counties. The winners are as follows:


1st – Eliza Hankins 


2nd – Claire Mihlbachler 


3rd – Nora Ahrens 


8-13 year olds 

1st– Johnny Richter 


2nd – Ethan Tice 


3rd – Kaycee Thatcher 


14-18 year olds 

1st – Lilah Bonny 


2nd – Mitch Moran 


3rd  – Reagan Will 


The overall winner was Eliza Hankins of Shelby County and the runner-up was Lilah Bonny of Shelby County.  Thank you to all the exhibitors who submitted photos.  The judge, Jerry Brown, was very impressed with all the photos.  Jerry is a seasoned photographer with a passion for helping others develop their photography skills. He has judged the Cumberland 4-H photography show multiple times. We are sincerely appreciative of his talents and time as it helps our members grow in their 4-H project.

Pictured Eliza Hankins, from the Ful-O-Pep 4-H club.

For more information about joining 4-H in Moultrie-Douglas or other 4-H activities, contact Angie at 217543-3755 or email her at The Extension office is located at 304 E Progress St, Arthur, Il . 

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News Writer: Angie Welker, Program Coordinator 217-543-3755

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