Post Announces 2022 First Quarter Daily Postcard Photography Contest Winner: Jonathan Dowell

Los Alamos Arts Council Vice President Steve Bublitz, left, presents a $100 prize to Jonathan Dowell of Los Alamos for winning the 2022 1st quarter Daily Postcard Photography Contest. The presentation took place this afternoon at the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office. Dowell shot his award winning photo,‘Cold Frosty Morning Indeed!’  featuring a deer on Barranca Mesa and it was published in the Post. The judges admired the quizzical pose and whimsy of the snow on the deer’s face, adding that the details were in sharp focus and the exposure was good for the flat light. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The 2022 1st quarter winning Daily Postcard photograph, ‘Cold Frosty Morning Indeed!’  taken Photo by Jonathan Dowell (See more of Dowell’s photos at

About the Daily Postcard Photography Contest:

Los Alamos residents Robert and Ann Wells established a fund in 2017 at the Los Alamos Arts Council whose purpose is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submits the best photograph of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper.

“We have been impressed by the steady development of the Los Alamos Daily Post as a comprehensive community news source and have especially enjoyed the variety of photos submitted for publication by local citizens. The photo prize hopefully will motivate even more variety of photos and provide recognition for local photographers, which may be of particular benefit to those considering professional careers,” Robert Wells said at the time.

Robert and Ann Wells asked that a panel of three photographers be chosen to judge the contest, one by the Wells, one by Post staff and one by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The photographers for this 1st quarter of 2022 award are Ken Hanson, T.K. Thompson and Don Taylor.

Local photographers are encouraged to submit photos for consideration to

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