Last night my buddy Mike Olivella gave me a shout with his final pick for the winner of our “Shoot on the Sidelines with Scott & Mike” contest. With over 800 entries, it was an incredibly hard choice for Mike to make, but I won’t make you wait….

….the winner is “Alex Walker,” who took the kick-butt winning shot shown below:

winner

Mike said picking the winner was incredibly tough because there were so many great entries. Below are some of Mike’s other favorites from the contest (Mike told me, and I agree; any of these could have easily been the winner, because each one is that good, and you could make a great case for any of them being the winner, but at the end of the day, you can only pick one). I’m glad I didn’t have Mike’s job (I’m still reeling from choosing a winner for the Worldwide Photo Walk. Whew!

Here’s Mike’s other favorites, and although they didn’t win a prize, they certainly deserve some recognition.

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“The Original Catch”
By First Team Photography

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“Bringing ‘em Out With a Bang”
By Steve Hiscock


Picture 4

“Look of a Winner”
By Jeff Rease

Picture 5

“Late Throw to Second”
By Aqualung

Picture 8

“Untitled”
By PhotoDaddi

Picture 6

“Halftime Fireworks”
By Samuel Ludwig

Picture 7

“Beanie’s Back”
By Scott Stuart

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“Skaterboy”
By Barry Shaffer
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“A Catcher’s Meltdown
By Johnny Gasque

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“The Homer”
By David Sutphin

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“Little Star”
By Paul Beetz

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“Jump The Wave”
By Amehdiza

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Waterpolo 2
By Evan Cate

My sincere congratulations to Prize Winner Alan Walker; to the photographer’s who took Mike’s other favorite images from the contest (above), and to all the photographers who entered the contest in the first place. You guys rock!