Lassen resident captures first place in bank’s annual photo contest

After receiving more than 200 entries, Plumas Bank announced the winners of its Community Pride photo contest. The winners who took home cash prizes are:

  • First Place: Susan Tangeman, Lassen County

  • Second Place: Barry Buchholtz, Plumas County

  • Third Place: Lea Huetteman, Modoc County

The bank received entries from counties across California and Nevada including Plumas, Lassen, Modoc, Washoe, Shasta, Placer, Nevada and Carson City.

“When you see the beauty of this region through the eyes of local community members and business owners, you understand why people love it here,” said Stacy Kendall, vice president of marketing and community engagement for the locally owned bank. “The photo entries are gorgeous, and the contest highlights the unique qualities of the varied communities we serve.”

Judges from the Sierra Arts Foundation (SAF) stated they had the difficult task of selecting the top photographs, as community members from branch service areas submitted photos of local main streets, community landmarks and country landscapes. North American artist Erik Burke also weighed in to determine photos for honorable mention.

Photos will be displayed on Plumas Bank’s website and ATM screens, at branch offices, on social media, and more.

The bank congratulates all of the participating photographers for their exceptional skill and creativity. Contest winners can be viewed on the Plumas Bank blog, as well as all photo entries.