We launched our My Indiana Summer photo contest on May 11th, in conjunction with National Tourism Week, and it surpassed all our expectations. We received 1,750 photos submitted by more than 200 different people! (Check out all the photos submitted to My Indiana Summer here). In July, a panel of experts helped us select the top five photos to put them up for a vote.
After three weeks of voting, you have selected a winner of the first My Indiana Summer contest. Congratulations to Thomas Jung of Jasper, IN. His photo of his daughter on the HallowSwings at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari was the winning photo as selected by our more than 3,300 voters!
Both Thomas Jung and his wife were born and raised in Evansville, IN. They met during college at the University of Southern Indiana. After college, they moved to Jasper, IN and have lived there ever since. Thomas is a Software Development Tools Product Manager for the software company, SAP, and he work out of his home in Jasper. They have three children – Megan age 8, Madison (pictured above) age 6, and Ryan who is just 11 weeks old. Thomas is a hobbyist when it comes to photography. His family is almost always the subject of his photos.
As the winner of the My Indiana Summer contest, Thomas and his family have won a fabulous trip in Indiana. Once he’s taken that trip, we’ll tell you all about it a post on the Indiana Insider Blog.
Here are the final results of the vote for the #1 My Indiana Summer photo.
Vote for your favorite picture of Indiana Summer
- Photo 4 (Swings) (35%, 1,195 Votes)
- Photo 2 (Paddle Boat) (29%, 986 Votes)
- Photo 3 (Sunset) (17%, 591 Votes)
- Photo 1 (Sailboats) (14%, 476 Votes)
- Photo 5 (Beach) (4%, 136 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,384
Congratulations again to Thomas Jung and his family!