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#CaptureNoble winners announced

This spring, Visit Noble County, Be Noble Inc., and Thrive Noble County called on photographers, amateur to professional, to help shape the perceptions of what it means to "Be Noble" in Noble County, Indiana. Together, we sought submissions of digital photos taken in Noble County that might evoke thoughts of: Change, Energy, Growth, and/or Vision.


Over 100 images were submitted to the 2023 #CaptureNoble contest! The images selected from submissions may go on to be exhibited in the offices of local economic development and used in various publications, promotional materials, and at public events, in print, digital, or broadcast formats. Images used will be credited, whenever reasonably possible, to the photographer. Photographers will retain ownership and rights over their image(s).

Overwhelming participation in the contest made narrowing the field to name winners difficult. Below, we present the First Place and Second Place winners in each "thought" category. We are so grateful for all from the community who engaged in #CaptureNoble. Thank you, and congratulations to our winners!



1st place: "Lakeside Vision"

Photo by Jackie Wakeman, LaOtto, Indiana. (Swan Township)

2nd Place: "Wisteria"

Photo by Melynda Conley, Rome City. (Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.)


1st Place: "The Road Less Traveled"

Photo by Randy Myers, Albion. (York Township.)

2nd Place: "Change the Vision"

Photo by Lynda Shidler, Ligonier.


1st Place: "Flower Power"

Photo by Melynda Conley, Rome City.

2nd Place: "Fruit of the Vine"

Photo by Cody Kraus. (Daylily Estates, Green township.)


1st Place: "Christmas at the Windmill Museum"

Photo by Dep Hornberger, Kendallville. (Mid-America Windmill Museum.)

2nd Place: "The Energy of Downtown"

Photo by Dep Hornberger, Kendallville. (Historic Downtown Kendallville.)

The winning images were selected by employees and board members representing the contest sponsors.



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