Each week of this summer, ASP has hosted a Photo Competition on our Facebook page, designed to capture the heart of ASP from the eyes of our volunteers, homeowners, and staff. For 7 weeks we received submissions, each with their own story and heart. This week, we took some time to award some superlatives, and we are excited to announce the results to you today!

#1 The Popular Vote

This vote was captured by a run off on our Facebook page based on the most “Liked” photos from throughout the summer. The run off determined our most popular photo of the summer to be:

Katie Boland
Caption: Smiling Through the Week
With honorable mentions from:
Alex Thornton
Caption: Soles of Volunteers

Haley Peck
Caption: This picture was taken about halfway through the week after my group put the sub flooring down in our family’s living room. The homeowner was so happy to finally have a sturdy, level surface to walk on without the fear of her dogs, her family, or herself getting injured. She broke into tears and thanked us for being such a blessing in her life. ❤️

#2 The Best Photo

This category was voted on by individuals who specialize in photography and marketing. Each voting member has previous experience photographing the heart of ASP, and voted based on photography technique and skill. The best photo that was submitted is:
Jessica Erickson
Caption: Small holes, BIG dreams!
With honorable mentions from:

Shay Novak
Caption: Appalachia, you never cease to amaze me?

Erin Self

#3 The Spirit of ASP

While every photo that was submitted this summer captured the Spirit of ASP to the photographer, we had a final run off vote with the staff at ASP Headquarters to determine which photo showed the ultimate Spirit of ASP. While phrases of, “How am I supposed to vote for just one, they’re all amazing,” rang through the halls of the office, it was eventually narrowed down. Below you see what has been thoughtfully chosen as the encompassing the full and true Spirit of ASP:

Riley Robertson
Caption: This boy was born deaf and could not hear when I first met him, this was us on the last day! Our homeowner’s son hears for the first time!!! God blessed me with the wonderful opportunity to work with this family since I am also hearing impaired.

With honorable mentions from:
Jenifer Schieber
Chris Christian
Caption: Sharing morning coffee with Mrs. Charlotte while working on her porch.

We thank everyone who participated this summer, it was truly an honor to see what ASP means to you through photography!
Did you miss out on the action? Have no fear, ASP will continue to offer opportunities for you to share your story and your voice through a variety of platforms. Stay tuned for our next competition to have your voice heard and to win cool prizes. In the meantime, if you have photos or stories you would like to share with ASP staff, please email Stories@ASPhome.org today and chat with us!