Winners of the 2018-19 St. Kosmas Photography Contest for Orthodox Children

“Timeless Orthodoxy in the 21st Century”

1st Place Winner:
Nicholas Novachuk (Florence, Arizona)

Photograph Title: White Church at Night With Stars
Photographer Age: 14 years
Camera used: Canon EOS 6D
Type or Name of School: Home-school
Location of Church Attendance: St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (Florence, Arizona)
Photographer’s statement: This photograph features a church dedicated to the Prophet Elias, built in recent years at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona. This demonstrates that there are still Orthodox communities flourishing in the world today despite all of the temptations and other religions in our culture today.

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Runner-up:
Alexandra Mendes (Felton, California)

Photograph Title: The Holy Power of the Virgin
Photographer Age: 14 years
Camera used: Panasonic-Lumix
Type or Name of School: Home-school
Location of Church Attendance: St. Lawrence Orthodox Church (Felton, California)
Photographer’s statement: The Holy Power of the Virgin is a little chapel in Athens built in the 16th century, now overshadowed by a newly built hotel. This small church has withstood the test of time and even surrounded by many shops and hotels, stands as a reminder of Orthodoxy in this modern world.

 
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Judges for the 2018-19 St. Kosmas Photography Contest:

Archpriest Peter Perekrestov, Eirini Pajak, and Nektarios Kaelin