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Winners of the 2022 Summerlin Photo Competition were recently unveiled at the community’s annual arts event—the 2022 Summerlin Festival of the Arts—that took place October 8-9. Selected from more than 180 entries, the winning photos come from both professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and older. Winning photos were selected by a panel of professional photographers. 

“We received hundreds of submissions, all reflective of Summerlin’s manmade and natural beauty—evident in everything from our streetscapes, architecture and, of course, the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountains that frame our community,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Experience for Summerlin. “We love to see what catches the attention of photographers as they travel throughout our beautiful community. We were pleased to showcase their work at the Festival of Arts this month!” 

Winning Photo for Architecture – Photo by Federico Castaneda

Winning photos may also be displayed at Downtown Summerlin throughout the year and will be featured on Summerlin social media channels with credit given to photographers. Winners received Downtown Summerlin gift cards and a professionally framed, gallery-quality print of their winning photos.    

Winning Photo for Natural Landscape – Photo by Laura Mertz

Photographers were invited to submit photos in three categories: Architecture, Man-made Landscapes and Natural Landscapes both within and immediately adjacent to the community.

In the Architecture category, first place winner is Federico Castañeda; runner-ups are Anthony Donofrio and Barbara Brander. In the Man-Made Landscape category, first place winner is Trevor Vellinga; runner-ups are Adrienne C. Paraspolo and Vicki Wickman. In the Natural Landscape category, first place winner is Laura Mertz; runner-ups are Sonia Streng and Neil Brydon. Four staff picks include photos by Mark Hollensteiner, Alex Isom, Luke McCarthy and Norman Wright.

Winning Photo for Man Made Landscape – Photo by Trevor Vellinga

Now in its 32nd year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other Southern Nevada community. These include ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, office towers, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators®.  

In total, Summerlin currently offers over 110 floorplans in 20 plus neighborhoods throughout eight distinct villages and districts. Homes, built by many of the nation’s top homebuilders, are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Before you visit, call the builders to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on