Winners of Spirit of Travel Photo Contest2020-06-04T19:46:04-06:00

Winners of Spirit of Travel Photo Contest


Contact Information:
Jackie Dorothy
Hot Springs Travel & Tourism
PO Box 927
Thermopolis, WY 82443


June 1, 2020, Thermopolis, Wyoming —The Hot Springs County Travel & Tourism and Thermopolis Independent Record are proud to announce our winners of the First Annual Spirit of Travel Photo Contest. Each winner receives $50 in Thermopolis Chamber Bucks. Make sure to visit the Hot Springs Travel & Tourism Facebook Page and check out all the amazing photographs.

“It was a tough choice – we had so many great entries,” said Tourism Director Jackie Dorothy. “In the end, we chose the photographs that best represented tourism in Hot Springs County and had unique perspectives of our great area.”

The winners were selected from six categories and entries ranged from the scenic to comical. In the end, the six top entries were chosen by the board of directors and community members for the stories that they told.

“Two Rivers in One” was represented by a view of the Wind River Canyon and Wind River through the foundations remaining of the Old Canyon Schoolhouse by Michelle Palu.

“Where the Buffalo Roam” shows a bison overlooking a snow-covered town of Thermopolis taken by Sharon Voight Sachs.

“Get out and Play” was won by Jessica M. Reams who captured two kayakers on the Big Horn River with the swinging bridge in the background.

“Our History is a Little Wild” is a reenactment of two trappers wearing Buffalo Coats from Merlin’s Hideout. This snowy photo was taken by Jennifer Emery.

“The Prehistoric Age” was a fun video by Uwe Ritter. He captured a T-Rex stomping through the Hot Springs State Park buffalo pasture.

“Round Top” is an iconic landmark of Hot Springs County and was won by Audra Ramsey Dominquez for her sunset photograph.

“Everyone involved had a great time with this contest,” Dorothy said. “We would love to make this a tradition so start taking photos for next year! And a big thank you to everyone who entered. It has been fun seeing all the different interpretations of what Hot Springs County tourism means.”

Category 1:
Two Rivers in One
Michell Pau

Category 2:
Where the Buffalo Roam
Sharon Voight Sachs

Category 3:
Get Out & Play
Jessica M. Ream

Category 4:
Our History is a Little Wild
Jennifer Emery

Category 5:
The Prehistoric Age
Uwe Ritter

Category 6:
Round Top
Audra Ramsey Dominguez