PHOTO DRIVE VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Please read carefully as there are some changes from previous years!

There are 31 excellent photos to choose from this year.

To reduce the amount of scrolling you’ll have to do and make it easier to view them all, they are displayed on two webpages. You are currently viewing page 1, which features photos 1-15. Page 2 displays photos 16-31. To access page 2, click here.

To View a Photo: To view any of the photos below in a larger size, click on either the photo or the photo number below the photo. Both links go to the same place - a larger view of the photo. 

Select up to three (3) photos of the 31 entered to vote for. Please view all of the photos on both pages to make sure you didn't miss any of them! You do not have to vote for three photos; however, you may NOT vote for MORE THAN three (3) photos total.  

To Vote: Click the “Click here to vote” link below. In the email that pops up, type in the numbers of your choices in the email body and click “send.” You will shortly receive an email confirming your vote has been received. The votes will be tallied and the winners will be revealed in the April 2024 issue of the Rip Rap. Please note that voting is restricted to Albuquerque District employees and retirees.

Votes will be accepted until Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

There will be FOUR (4) winners: First, Second, and Third Place will be awarded based on the number of votes each photo receives.

The fourth will be the “Commander's Award.” Lt. Col. Hansbrough will choose his selection from among the 31 photo submissions. His decision will be based on the photo which best epitomizes the Corps’ mission, and is creative and artistically expressive.

If you are a photographer and see something that needs to be corrected in the caption(s) of your photo(s), please contact Lisa Lockyear via email: cespa-pa@usace.army.mil. If you experience any technical difficulties, issues in voting, or have any other questions about the photo drive, please contact Lisa Lockyear at the email above. Note: if you have any issues with the link below, you can still vote by sending an email with your 3 choices to the email above.

Voting is open now until Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

Click here to VOTE

Clouds and sky reflect off the lake in front of John Martin Dam, Dec. 20, 2023.Photo 1 - Reflections

Clouds and sky reflect off the lake in front of John Martin Dam, Colo., Dec. 20, 2023.

Foliage in Wailea, Hawaiʻi, Nov. 15, 2023. The photographer was on Maui in support of the Hawai‘i Wildfires Recovery mission.Photo 5 - Maui Deployment

Foliage in Wailea, Hawaiʻi, Nov. 15, 2023. The photographer was on Maui in support of the Hawai‘i Wildfires Recovery mission.

The Black Feather Fire reflects in Abiquiu Lake, Aug. 6, 2023. The fire burned approximately 2,200 acres in Rio Arriba, County, N.M., in August 2023. Photo 9 - Fire on the Mountain 2

The Black Feather Fire reflects in Abiquiu Lake, Aug. 6, 2023. The fire burned approximately 2,200 acres in Rio Arriba, County, N.M., in August 2023.

Devon Frazier, left, maintenance worker at John Martin Reservoir in southeastern Colorado, runs across a smokey landscape as hand crews set out to fight the 2023 Gageby Creek Fire, April 18, 2023.Photo 13 - A Fiery Landscape

Devon Frazier, left, maintenance worker at John Martin Reservoir in southeastern Colorado, runs across a smoky landscape as hand crews set out to fight the 2023 Gageby Creek Fire, April 18, 2023.

Photo 2 - Debris Cleanup in Maui

This photo has been removed from the photo drive at the photographer's request.

The contract drillers and geotechnical drill rig on Salinas Peak (elevation 9,000 feet), near T or C, N.M., Nov. 11, 2023. Photo taken from Salinas Peak Road looking north at the rig in the clouds. Photo 6 - Salinas Peak Project

The contract drillers and geotechnical drill rig on Salinas Peak (elevation 9,000 feet), near T or C, N.M., Nov. 11, 2023. Photo taken from Salinas Peak Road looking north at the rig in the clouds.

An evening view of John Martin Dam with the floating plant and dredge unit as seen from across the reservoir, Nov. 29, 2023.Photo 10 - John Martin Dam Dredging Project ​

An evening view of John Martin Dam with the floating plant and dredge unit as seen from across the reservoir, Nov. 29, 2023.

A view of the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument while driving up to White Sands Missile Range, at the Las Cruces Gate.Photo 14 - Organ Mountains

A view of the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument while driving up to White Sands Missile Range, at the Las Cruces Gate. The photo was taken from the backseat (through a window) of a district vehicle, Jan. 25, 2024.

The Black Feather Fire as seen from the Abiquiu Lake South Dock at dusk, Aug. 6, 2023. The fire burned approximately 2,200 acres in Rio Arriba, County, N.M., in August 2023. Photo 3 - Fire on the Mountain

The Black Feather Fire as seen from the Abiquiu Lake South Dock at dusk, Aug. 6, 2023. The fire burned approximately 2,200 acres in Rio Arriba, County, N.M., in August 2023.

View of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency building on Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. This photo was taken early in the morning of Nov. 20, 2023. Photo 7 - Early morning view of the DTRA Building

View of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency building on Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. This photo was taken early in the morning of Nov. 20, 2023.

Construction equipment at the site of a temporary elementary school near Kaʻanapali, Hawaiʻi, Nov. 25, 2023. This temporary school will replace one that was destroyed in the wildfires on the island of Maui on Aug. 8, 2023. Mountains on the island of Molokaʻi can be seen in the background.Photo 11 - Education with a View

Construction equipment at the site of a temporary elementary school near Kaʻanapali, Hawaiʻi, Nov. 25, 2023. This temporary school will replace one that was destroyed in the wildfires on the island of Maui on Aug. 8, 2023. Mountains on the island of Molokaʻi can be seen in the background.

Firefighters from the Las Animas-Bent County Colorado Fire Protection District watch the 2023 Gageby Creek Fire, April 19, 2023, near John Martin Reservoir.Photo 15 - Fire Watch

Firefighters from the Las Animas-Bent County Colorado Fire Protection District watch over the 2023 Gageby Creek Fire, April 19, 2023, near John Martin Reservoir.

This photo shows a pictogram mural painted onto a rock face found at Hicklin Springs, at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, April 4, 2023. It features a multistep image of a man turning into a bird-like creature. Near the bottom right of the mural, additional faint images of people can be seen with their arms up and fingers spread.Photo 4 - Man to Bird Pictogram

This photo shows a pictogram mural painted onto a rock face found at Hicklin Springs, at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, April 4, 2023. It features a multistep image of a man turning into a bird-like creature. Near the bottom right of the mural, additional faint images of people can be seen with their arms up and fingers spread.

John Martin Reservoir park rangers Trevor Schuller (left) and Holly Garnett (right) take a selfie with Bobber the Water Safety Dog at the Las Animas, Colorado, Parade of Lights, Dec. 16, 2023.Photo 8 - Selfie with Bobber

John Martin Reservoir park rangers Trevor Schuller (left) and Holly Garnett (right) take a selfie with Bobber the Water Safety Dog at the Las Animas, Colorado, Parade of Lights, Dec. 16, 2023.

A funnel cloud takes shape over the Keller District in Bent County, Colorado, near John Martin Reservoir, during a heavy hailstorm, June 15, 2023.Photo 12 - Funnel Cloud

A funnel cloud takes shape over the Keller District in Bent County, Colorado, near John Martin Reservoir, during a heavy hailstorm, June 15, 2023.

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