2019 Beauty of Vernon Parish winner announced

LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) - Over the weekend the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce held a reception for their 16th Annual Beauty of Vernon Parish photo contest.

Macy Mawae is the winner of the 2019 Beauty of Vernon Parish photography contest. She also won the People's Choice award at Saturday's reception. | Photo Source: KALB

Each year photographers of all skill levels are invited to capture the beauty of Vernon Parish through their eyes. 12-year-old Macy Mawae won this year's $500 grand prize and People's Choice award for her snapshot of a serene fall morning over a lake.

"I didn't expect to win," said Mawae "but that's great, it's really cool. Mawae added that photography for her means "being in your own world from the time you take out the camera until you put it away."

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