2016 4-H Photography Judge Nebraska State Fair
2016 4-H Photography Judge Cuming County Fair
2016 4-H Photography Judge Saunders County Fair
2016 Merit Award for Dragonfly Photo
Grand Island Art in the Park
2015 4-H Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair
2015 4-H Photography Judge Seward County Fair
2015 Merit Award Recipient for Western Collage (Grand Island Art in the Park)
Featured in the June Issue of PhotoPlus Magazine Photo entitled "Just a turn of the Knob" placed 10th out of 285 images submitted in Photocrowd's "Doors contest. Photo was awarded into the Expert Category by the judge.
Mentor for the Master of Fine Arts in Creativity Program through Bellevue University in Bellevue
2014 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair
2014 Photography Judge at the Valley County (Ord) Fair
Featured in Nebraskaland Magazine's "Beautiful Nebraska" A Collectors Edition
**Photo won 3rd place in Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles category.
2014 Christopher & Dana Reeve's Foundation's Expression of Paralysis
**Selected Top Ten.
Photo will hang in headquarters for one year.
2014 Comstock Art & Photo Contest
** Second Place Recipient Adult Professional Category Photo entitled: "Tracks to Nowhere"
2014 Recipient of the Jack and Libby Henry Purchase Award
** Prairie Winds Art Gallery Photography Contest February, 2014
Photo entitled "Broken Resolutions"
Featured in the NTV First Alert Weather Calendar
** Photo entitled "Cowboy Winter" representing the month of January.
2013 Recipient of Honorable Mention for "Dare To Dream" Golden Spike Tower's train photo contest
2013 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair
Moonshell Arts and Humanities Council's 2013 Outstanding Visual Artist in Multimedia Award Recipient
Featured Artist at Stuhr Muesum; November 10th, - February 3rd, 2013
2012 Contest Winner for Through the Visitors Eyes Stuhr Museum. (weather category)
** Photo will be published in the 2013 calendar for month of December.
2012 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair
2012 Recipient of the John R. Mayer Award of Excellence at Art in the Park- Grand Island.
Featured Artist at the Alda Nature and Visitor Center; March 1st, - April 30th, 2012
Featured Artist at the Minden Opera House; July 16th, 2011- September 11th, 2011
"Good Night Nebraska" (Camp Augustine) featured on Senator Mike Johanns' Facebook page.
** Photo was featured on November 5th, 2012.
Hall County Fair, Grand Island, NE
Open Class Award; 1st place and special award in the still life category, Aug., 2010
Open Class Award; 1st place in human interest category, Aug., 2010
Open Class Award; 1st place in antique category, Aug., 2010
Open Class Award; 1st place in bird category, Aug., 2010
Open Class Award; 1st place in landscape category, Aug., 2010
Prairie Winds Art Gallery, Grand Island, NE:
Honorable Mention for “Wild Intriguing Spirit”, April 2010
Dr. Tompkins Purchase Award for “God’s Nightly Finale”, February 2011
Art in the Park, Grand Island, NE
Judges pick, 4th place for " Tracks to Somewhere", July 2009
NE Lottery State Fair Competition:
First place winner for week 14, Sept., 2008
Second Annual CCC Earth Day Artistic Competition:
First Place Winner; “Man Vs. Nature”, April, 2008
Second Place Winner, "Kentucky Bridge", April, 2008
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Photo Contest:
Photo for month of May for 2008 calendar; Oct. 2007
Photo for month of August for 2008 calendar; Oct. 2007