2014 Shooting Alpine Photo & Video Contest

The City of Alpine, Texas thanks all the participants who entered the 2014 Shooting Alpine Photo & Video Contest, and we are pleased to announce the winners!

2014 Photo Contest Winners
2014 Video Contest Winners

The 2014 contest is now closed to entries following the September 30 deadline. Free and open to the public, this annual contest is an opportunity for our visitors from near or far as well as local community members to showcase their photographs and videos.

Participants are asked to capture the city of Alpine, Texas (and/or its surroundings) in a personal, reflective way to reveal the personality of the town through their eyes. The city itself has a rich history, a variety of architectural and natural landmarks and scenic views of all types and sizes. Through the artist’s own lens and outlook, Alpine’s persona will bloom with high-quality, inspired and surprising imagery.

Entrants have the chance to win one of the following cash prizes. Photography and video categories will each have their own winners at all five award levels.

  • H.L. Kokernot, Jr. Memorial Awards (Photography & Video) – $500 each
    (named in honor of the creator of the remarkable Kokernot Field, home of the Alpine Cowboys baseball team)
  • Henry Charles Trost Memorial Awards (Photography & Video) – $100 each
    (named in honor of the principal designer for Trost & Trost, architects of the historic Holland Hotel and many other signature buildings throughout the region)
  • Twin Sisters Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each
  • Hancock Hill Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each
  • “A” Mountain Awards (Photography & Video) – $50 each

The 2014 photo contest is being judged by Paul V. Chaplo, author of the upcoming book from Texas A&M University Press,  Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country.

Chaplo works as a professional photographer specializing in corporate and architectural photography, and his creative work has been exhibited in museums around the country.


Marfa Flights was released in conjunction with an exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend running September 19, 2014 through January 18, 2015.

The video contest judge was Rachael Waller, Alpine-based photographer and film professional. Waller was the winner of two prizes in the 2013 Shooting Alpine Photo Contest.

View the winners and entries of previous years’ contests: