Barrow Journal photographer Jessica Brown is a finalist for the second year in a row in a national football photo contest sponsored by camera maker Canon U.S.A. Brown, a student at Winder-Barrow High School, is one of 14 national finalists in the “Why Do You Love Football” photo challenge. The grand prize winner will win a trip and four tickets to the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Football and photo fans can now vote on the final winners by logging onto www.usa.canon.com/app/html/NFL. Once into the site, click the “Photo Contest” link at the upper left of the page and then vote on both action and feature football photos in teen and adult categories. At the end of the form, fill out your name and contact info and click to submit your vote.
Brown’s entry is in the “Teen Action Photo” division and is from a girls’ powder puff football game this fall. The entry is titled, “Hersman: Almost a Classic Pose.”
Last year, Brown finished second in the national contest. The final 14 are selected from several thousand entries by a judging panel consisting of renowned sports photographer, Peter Read Miller of Sports Illustrated and Archie Manning, former NFL quarterback and father of Indianapolis and New York Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks, and other prominent staff photographers from the Professional Football Hall of Fame.