Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the spirit of the holidays in the Happy Holidays Photo Contest 2016 with chances to win a $300 donation to the charity of their choice and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Royce Bair for his collaboration as a guest judge. As a former photography gallery owner and curator, Royce has helped scores of photographers showcase and sell their fine art photography. From 1984 through 2007, his Stock Solution agency aided hundreds of photographers in editing, distributing and licensing their stock photos to publishers and corporations, worldwide.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"This photo immediately grabs our attention with its impactful color, near-perfect lighting, great selective focus and pleasing composition. Our eyes are drawn the model's serenely lit face, that is complimented by the soft bokeh of the tree lights. " - Royce Bair

Runner Up

"Excellent propping, simplicity in design and complimentary colors (from cool vs. warm) make this beautiful still life easy on your eyes." - Royce Bair

Runner Up

"I’m not a pet lover, but you’ve got to like the chemistry between these two furry friends. Good great use of negative space keeps drawing our eyes back to their interaction." - Royce Bair

Runner Up

"Although it’s hard to take a “bad” photo of Emerald Lake Lodge in Alberta, Canada, this night view shows amazing attention to exposure tonal values, just the right night color balance and excellent composition." - Royce Bair

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