City treasurer’s office announces photo contest winner

By Patrick Lynn

The city treasurer’s office has announced the winner in its third annual photo contest.

The winning photo from each year’s batch of submissions is chosen to adorn the annual city budget book. The idea came from Deputy Comptroller/Treasurer Carrie Freeburg as a way to encourage interest from the public in an otherwise droll document.

Freeberg said a total of 23 photos were submitted.

“It was a tough pick because all the photos were great,” Freeberg said.

The photo chosen was taken by local resident Kathleen Celer, whose photo was taken at Culture Commons in Pfiffner Pioneer Park. She labeled the photo “For Your Freedom and Ours,” named for the Boleslaw Kochanowski stainless steel sculpture representing Polish and American partnerships during the Revolutionary War.

The sculpture, which was installed in September, contained an American bald eagle and the Polish white eagle, which Kochanowski called “preeminent iconic symbols of these two nations.” 

For submitting the winning photos, Celer won a city logo sweatshirt and bragging rights for the next year.

Photos for the 2022 budget cover will be accepted now through Oct. 14, 2022, Freeberg said. Submissions should be vertical orientation and high-quality and can be sent to [email protected] 

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