Did you know that art is one of the most therapeutic activities that you can engage in? Art therapy can be an important tool for mental wellness during this pandemic, helping to create mindfulness and promote restorative activity.

Congratulations to the Winners of the YHF Photo contest!

There were a total of thirteen submissions.  The top three selections were based on votes and whether it captured the message of quarantine and how it is affecting us or how we are adjusting to it.

The fan favorites were as follows:

  1. FIRST PLACE   Cara Esau, Submission #6
  2. SECOND PLACE  Kalika Black, Submission #1
  3. THIRD PLACE   Breanna Hofenbredl, Submission #8

Congratulations to the winners.  Thanks to all for participating in this contest.

Submission #1, Kalika Black

#1 Kalika

Quarantine day #11 nature walk with Dad

Submission #2, Kalika Black

#2 Kalika

Virtual playdate with Nana and Papa, toys and all

Submission #3, Kalika Black

From the photographer, “My little sunshines. Thankful for grandparents who bought the kids an outdoor playhouse. We got it put together right before the COVID pandemic, and it’s been SUCH a blessing! Both kids love playing out back in their playhouse while we’re forced to stay home. ”

Submission #4, Kalika Black


Big brother was gracious enough to share a sucker with little sis while he ate a completely frozen Uncrustable. What happens during quarantine stays in quarantine? 

Submission #5, Adam Vandecoevering

#5 Adam

 Reminding me that this current situation is bringing a focus on love and positivity. This likely wouldn’t have been there today if COVID- 9 wasn’t affecting our lives

Submission #6, Cara Esau

#7 Cara

Granddaughter-Grandmother embrace:  coping with social distancing

Submission #7, Darlene Pedone

#8 Darlene and Cecil

This is Cecil. During the time of quarantine, Darlene has propped Cecil in various poses to brighten up people’s days.


Submission #8, Breanna Hofenbredl

#8 Breanna

 She is all set with her Lysol, Chlorox wipes and a roll of toilet paper and all of the essential goodies that any kid would need. 

Submission #9, Brenda Byrd

Brenda again

A live sand dollar which needs to stay near the ocean in order to live

Submission #10: Brenda Byrd

From the photographer, “Social Distancing: Alaska Style.”

Submission #11, David Tate

From the photographer, “Making face masks from the mother’s sewing machine.”

Submission #12, Melody Guy

#11 Melody Guy

The photographer is a traveling musician and really captures the feel of isolation on the road.

Submission #13, Reata



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