This is the first in a series of winning photos from the Zone of Focus high school photography contest.

First Place
“Mud Wrestling”
Lucy Howells
Mendocino High School

Featured here are the winners from the Zone of Focus landscape category.

A half-dozen schools participated in this juried contest, now in its 11th year. Winners were selected in six different categories for digital and traditional photography.

A selection of the students’ work will be displayed May 7 through June 26 at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. The museum will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday May 6.

Thanks to Santa Rosa High photography teacher Tanya Braunstein for putting together the show and allowing Digitale Stories to display these striking works. Look for more winners in the coming days.

Second Place

“Puddle”
Rowen Fields
Mendocino High School


Third Place
“Bike With Basket”
Megan Pollock
ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School