Marlborough Photography Contest

Announcing the winners: Thank you to everyone who supported the contest by sharing the word and submitting your photos. The pictures we received highlight some of the things we hear over and again about why Marlborough is a wonderful place to grow up, live, and work – a strong community, good people, innovative thinking, and lovely older homes in Kansas City’s quiet garden neighborhoods.

.Residents of the five Marlborough neighborhoods were asked to submit up to 3 original photos of something they considered to be one of Marlborough’s Hidden Treasures. Many of the contestants were quite new to photography, and we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness and quality of the images. We chose one winner for each age group, and one overall contest winner – each of whom received a $100 cash prize.

Congratulations to:

ShamaudBrowningsquare  15 and under: Shamaud Browning, 15, Marlborough Pride, picture taken at the Marlborough Community Center.

CommunityCenterWhy he took this picture: He likes to go to the community center to play basketball and use the computers.


JasmineSmith  16 -32: Jasmine Smith, 17, Marlborough Renaissance, picture taken at the Marlborough Community Center.

FlyingmanWhy she took this picture: Because it shows the beauty and hope that lies inside of something that tells me I can become anything I wish. (Artwork by Alan Winkler).


LeAnnHollis  33 -55: LeAnn Hollis, 35, Walnut Grove, picture taken in her backyard.

LeannWinningPhotoWhy she took this picture: To share with friends that while being in the city there are all sorts of wild animals if you know where to look – owls, deer, raccoons, turkeys and other various birds. You can live in the city while having a space with nature.


Bettysquare  56 and up: Betty Ost-Everley, 57, Marlborough Renaissance, picture taken at 75th and Paseo.

hiresstopsignPaseoWhy she took this picture: What I was trying to convey is that Marlborough is KC’s first Green Neighborhood because of the Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project (aka Target Green).  Because of this, our neighborhood is on the national stage for the innovative ways stormwater has been addressed.  Similar improvements are coming to other areas of our neighborhood and others…but we were the FIRST!


NevaehBay  Overall winner: Nevaeh Bay, 6, Marlborough Renaissance, picture taken on the street in her neighborhood.

Friends  Why she took this picture: Because it was my friends.


Many thanks to all our contestants, especially those who didn’t win this time around! Keep the images you take around Marlborough somewhere safe and be ready to compete for next year’s awards! Thank you also to KC photographer Charles Brown for all his hard work in making this contest come to life!

Here is a slideshow of pictures Charles took of contestant winners receiving their awards from Coalition Board Member Brenda Thomas, and also some of the other entries by our winners:

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And above all, we want to give a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, your generosity and support for the Marlborough Community is greatly appreciated and we could not have done this without you!

Cuttin’ Up Barber Shop (7718 Troost Ave). Owner Derric Durham has been a Business Owner/Barber on Troost Avenue for almost 20 Years!

US Bank (8500 Ward Parkway). Community Development Manager Turner Pettway is a Marlborough Resident who has also been serving on the Marlborough Catalyst Advisory Team.

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