Briana Scroggins – Photographer of the Year, Third Place

Judged by Sean Proctor, photographer in Michigan. Has won NPPA photographer of the year for smaller markets.

Cannibal, Lagoon's newest roller coaster, towers over Lagoon Vice-President of Marketing Dick Andrew as he poses for a portrait at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Andrew will be retiring at the end of February after working at Lagoon for 55 years.
Cannibal, Lagoon’s newest roller coaster, towers over Lagoon Vice-President of Marketing Dick Andrew as he poses for a portrait at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Andrew will be retiring at the end of February after working at Lagoon for 55 years.
Chancellor Gardens Senior Prom King and Queen, Bryon Stoddard and Leah Harrison, wore springy heart headbands as they danced and occasionally stole a smooch or two, during their prom king and queen dance at the senior living complex Chancellor Gardens at Clearfield, Utah on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Seniors from Northridge High School talked, danced and laughed with the Chancellor Gardens residents for the Valentine's Day celebration.
Chancellor Gardens Senior Prom King and Queen, Bryon Stoddard and Leah Harrison, wore springy heart headbands as they danced and occasionally stole a smooch or two, during their prom king and queen dance at the senior living complex Chancellor Gardens at Clearfield, Utah on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Seniors from Northridge High School talked, danced and laughed with the Chancellor Gardens residents for the Valentine’s Day celebration.
Weber Basin Water Staff Engineer Briant Jacobs pauses for a moment for a portrait in a 48 inch water pipe in Bountiful, Utah on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Weber Basin Water is currently making repairs on water pipes in Bountiful for the month of March. Once the water was stopped workers went in with pressure hoses to remove grime in the 50 year old pipe. Joints are being repaired and protected by an epoxy that should last 50 years or longer on these pipes.
Weber Basin Water Staff Engineer Briant Jacobs pauses for a moment for a portrait in a 48 inch water pipe in Bountiful, Utah on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Weber Basin Water is currently making repairs on water pipes in Bountiful for the month of March. Once the water was stopped workers went in with pressure hoses to remove grime in the 50 year old pipe. Joints are being repaired and protected by an epoxy that should last 50 years or longer on these pipes.
Evylinn Beers, 2, of Roy, looks out of her grandparents' 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle during the 13th annual Historic 25th Street Car and Motorcycle Show in Ogden, Utah on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Evylinn Beers, 2, of Roy, looks out of her grandparents’ 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle during the 13th annual Historic 25th Street Car and Motorcycle Show in Ogden, Utah on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Darth Vader reads "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems during the second annual Fantastic Con at the Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch in Washington Terrace, Utah on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Darth Vader reads “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” by Mo Willems during the second annual Fantastic Con at the Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch in Washington Terrace, Utah on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Jacquelyn Higgins, 11, of Cottonwood Heights, curls up with her dads, Will and Kip Higgins, during the Decision Day Rally at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, June 26, 2015. The Supreme Court ruled that every state must allow same-sex marriage Friday morning.
Jacquelyn Higgins, 11, of Cottonwood Heights, curls up with her dads, Will and Kip Higgins, during the Decision Day Rally at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, June 26, 2015. The Supreme Court ruled that every state must allow same-sex marriage Friday morning.
Sonny Taylor, of Afton, Wyoming, hangs on to Cherries N Cream during the bareback riding during the final night of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Pioneer Day at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium in Ogden, Utah on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Sonny Taylor, of Afton, Wyoming, hangs on to Cherries N Cream during the bareback riding during the final night of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Pioneer Day at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium in Ogden, Utah on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Bountiful High's Maxwell Tooley poses for a portrait at the Standard-Examiner office in Ogden, Utah on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Bountiful High’s Maxwell Tooley poses for a portrait at the Standard-Examiner office in Ogden, Utah on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
This rare super moon, blood moon and harvest moon rises over the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
This rare super moon, blood moon and harvest moon rises over the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
Northridge spikes the ball during an away game at Fremont High in Plain City, Utah on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Northridge defeated Fremont.
Northridge spikes the ball during an away game at Fremont High in Plain City, Utah on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Northridge defeated Fremont.
Water from South Weber's fire ladder runs down the helmet of Uintah Captain Casey Dixon during a live training exercise in South Weber, Utah on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Water from South Weber’s fire ladder runs down the helmet of Uintah Captain Casey Dixon during a live training exercise in South Weber, Utah on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
South Weber and Uintah firefighters work together in the heat during a live fire training exercise in South Weber, Utah on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The new owner of the property was going to have the house knocked down, and instead allowed the fire departments to use it as a training tool.
South Weber and Uintah firefighters work together in the heat during a live fire training exercise in South Weber, Utah on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The new owner of the property was going to have the house knocked down, and instead allowed the fire departments to use it as a training tool.
Uintah firefighter Kolten Smith tightens his helmet as Captain Casey Dixon prepares to carry firefighter Sarah Smith out of a confined space during building collapse training. Volunteer Uintah firefighters trained on their day off with firefighters from Riverdale Fire Department in Riverdale, Utah on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Uintah firefighter Kolten Smith tightens his helmet as Captain Casey Dixon prepares to carry firefighter Sarah Smith out of a confined space during building collapse training. Volunteer Uintah firefighters trained on their day off with firefighters from Riverdale Fire Department in Riverdale, Utah on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Battalion Chief for the Wildland Division Shane Pagano sits with his son, Foster, 6, at the Uintah Fire Station in Uintah, Utah before riding on Engine 91 during the Riverdale City Old Glory Days Parade in Riverdale on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Battalion Chief for the Wildland Division Shane Pagano sits with his son, Foster, 6, at the Uintah Fire Station in Uintah, Utah before riding on Engine 91 during the Riverdale City Old Glory Days Parade in Riverdale on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Uintah firefighter Don Pearson, of Uintah, holds his grandson, Porter Pearson, 5, as Captain Braden Bybee takes his vitals and firefighter Michael Mettler takes the vitals of Faith Pearson, 11, during training on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Firefighters brought family members to the fire station in Uintah, Utah for training so that other firefighters could practice taking pediatric vitals.
Uintah firefighter Don Pearson, of Uintah, holds his grandson, Porter Pearson, 5, as Captain Braden Bybee takes his vitals and firefighter Michael Mettler takes the vitals of Faith Pearson, 11, during training on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Firefighters brought family members to the fire station in Uintah, Utah for training so that other firefighters could practice taking pediatric vitals.
Wrapping up hose training, firefighter Don Pearson does a single hose roll in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Wrapping up hose training, firefighter Don Pearson does a single hose roll in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Uintah Fire Marshal James Osgood shows children at Sketti O's Daycare a pickhead axe during a demonstration at Sketti O's Daycare in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Uintah Fire Marshal James Osgood shows children at Sketti O’s Daycare a pickhead axe during a demonstration at Sketti O’s Daycare in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Uintah Fire Department helmets are accented with isosceles trapezoids for easy identification when they are among other fire departments.
Uintah Fire Department helmets are accented with isosceles trapezoids for easy identification when they are among other fire departments.
Retired firefighter and volunteer Fire Marshal James Osgood shows off his September 11 tattoo and firefighter memorabilia at his home in Ogden, Utah on August 19, 2015.
Retired firefighter and volunteer Fire Marshal James Osgood shows off his September 11 tattoo and firefighter memorabilia at his home in Ogden, Utah on August 19, 2015.
Jeanette Bird, of Hooper, hugs her daughter, firefighter/advanced EMT Danielle Bird, after Danielle was sworn in at the Uintah fire station in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Jeanette Bird, of Hooper, hugs her daughter, firefighter/advanced EMT Danielle Bird, after Danielle was sworn in at the Uintah fire station in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Uintah firefighter/basic EMT Brook Blakney, left to right, firefighter Michael Mettler, and firefighter/EMT Kolten Smith lay hose during hose training in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Uintah firefighter/basic EMT Brook Blakney, left to right, firefighter Michael Mettler, and firefighter/EMT Kolten Smith lay hose during hose training in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Uintah firefighter/basic EMT Brook Blakney looks back and smiles during hose training in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Uintah firefighter/basic EMT Brook Blakney looks back and smiles during hose training in Uintah, Utah on Thursday, August 20, 2015.