Reno InstaGrammys

UPDATE!  The Reno Instagrammys Red Carpet Award Gala took place on Saturday, August 9 at South Side Cultural Center and it was truly an affair to remember. Photos of the Instagrammy nominees, award winners, the Red Carpet and the event are on Holland’s Flickr….go check em out!

In the meantime, check out 2014 Reno Instagrammy winners (they’re the ones in PINK with an *)!

Family Photo
1.@sweetbeeandhonies   Breanna Charmaine
2.@redbedell                    Emily Bedell*
3.@lhober                         Lauren Hober
4.@hilaryruff                      Hillary Ruff
5.@gmdebern                   Genevieve DeBernardis
Presented by Edin Carpenter & Ciara Diaz

Chasing Light
1.@__calisto__               Dylan Aguirre
2.@fstop13photo             Matt McIver
3.@gmdebern                 Genevieve DeBernardis
4.@jimi_damone             Jimi Damone*
5.@meganmatters           Megan Mathers
6.@whiskeyybusiness       Chanelle Prescott
Presented by Kaitlyn Bryson & Kelly Peyton / Trophy Made by Nate Clark

Long Exposure
1.@_iso100                    Cody Brush
2.@alexshawphoto          Alex Shaw
3.@booyakashaun          Shaun Dickerman
4.@fstop13photo             Matt McIver*
5.@jahoe_stuyve             Michael Stuyvesant
Presented by Tony Walker / Trophy Made by Warrick MacMillan

Black & White
1.@bizarreparade      Ted Varney
2.@gmdebern             Genevieve Debernardis
3.@jacqmroberts        Jacqueline Roberts*
4.@mrstabile               Erik Stabile
5.@nick.larsen            Nick Larsen
Presented by Jimi Damone & Steve Storm / Trophy Made by Omar Pierce

Photo Caption
1.@cellobeau             Charles Taggart
2.@chriswyattscott      Chris Wyatt Scott
3.@dannylemaire         Danny Lemaire*
4.@lhober                     Lauren Hober
5.@sirjasonvonniedzlesquire      Jason Niedzielski
Presented by Miss Ginger Devine / Trophy Made by Sarah Lillegard

Motel Life
1.@biggaydragon          Andrea Martinez
2.@bizarreparade          Ted Varney*
3.@gmdebern                 Genevieve Debernardis
4.@jfpo                            John O’neill
5.@louchebonvivant        Deserea Bonne Vivante
Presented by & Trophy Made by Kelci McIntosh

Action Video
1.@joe_stuyve             Michael Stuyvesant
2.@bmangioni              Brian Mandio
3.@jimi_damone         Jimi Damone
4.@bearsandrhinos    Peter Whitehead*
Presented by the Brothers Burke / Trophy Made by Carrie Lynn Smith

Album Cover
1.@allananoyes                  Allana Noyes*
2.@elcorazonsangrante     Christine Felch
3.@eylassie                        Tanya Gayer
4.@morsafjones                  Sara Sims
Presented by Brad Bynum / Trophy Made By Scotty Roller

Dance Video
1.@austinirene          Austin Wallis
2.@hayreehoff           Haleigh Hoff*
3.@meganmatters      Megan Mathers
Presented by Emily Reid / Trophy by Herb Kernecker

Home Means Nevada
1.@alexshawphoto     Alex Shaw
2.@bizarreparade       Ted Varney*
3.@jimi_damone         Jimi Damone
4.@jimi_damone          Jimi Damone
5.@michellesosnowski   Michelle Sosnowski
6.@specific_islander      Joey Parazzo
Presented by Levi Watson / Trophy Made by Cameron McCutcheon

Fight for your Right
1.@be_broccolini       Brooke Walshaw*
2.@jimi_damone         Jimi Damone
3.@someregularguy     Guy Eriksen
4.focus_in_photography    Vanessa Simpson
5.Sky Owens                      Sky Owens
Presented by Evynn Tyler / Trophy Made by Mikey Burke

Urban Landscape

1.@bogdangoldin         Bogdan Goldin
2.@bogdangoldin         Bogdan Goldin*
3.@bogdangoldin         Bogdan Goldin
4.@breannadenney      Breanna Denney
5.@nick.larsen              Nick Larsen
Presented by Peter Whitehead and Rob Buldoc / Trophy Made by Anthony Arevalo

Slow Mo Video
1.@bmangioni   Brian Mandio
2.@jimi_damone   Jimi Damone
3.@kelkyroberts     Kelsey Fairchild*
4.@meganmatters   Megan Mathers
5.@sirjasonvonniedzlesquire   Jason Niedzielski
Presented by Jamie Hemingway / Trophy Made by Nick Larsen

Pet Portrait

1.@etabernathy     Emily Abernathy
2.@markofscaath   Mark McCullough*
3.@meganmatters      Megan Mathers
4.@mrstabile              Erik Stabile
5.@smugcelery          Rozena Brecke
6.I Shoot Reno           Brian Ball
Presented by Dennyse Sewell / Trophy Made by Michelle Lassaline

1.@elcorazonsangrante     Christine Felch *
2.@sirjasonvonniedzlesquire      Jason Niedzielski
3.Sky Owens                Sky Owens
Presented by Chris Wyatt Scott / Trophy Made by Megan Kay

Portrait of a Stranger
1.@_lhober       Lauren Hober
2.@austinirene  Austin Wallis
3.@ethos82       Brandan Taylor*
4.@lin_lin           Lindy Deller
5.@smugcelery   Rozena Brecke
6.I Shoot Reno    Brian Ball
Presented by Joey Parazzo / Trophy Made by Trevor Wright

Risky Business
1.@alexshawphoto    Alex Shaw
2.@cooper248           Cooper Richardson
3.@mexicanhuckleberry     Carlos Ayala
4.@nuemodene          Alison Modene*
5.I Shoot Reno             Brian Ball
Presented by Drea Ballard / Trophy Made by Erik Burke

Outdoor Adventure
1.@blkedy        Glenn Weatherson
2.@lin_lin          Lindy Deller
3.@meganmatters   Megan Mathers
4.@mexicanhuckleberry    Carlos Ayala
5.@renoshitbag              Zackary Brocher
6.@someregularguy        Guy Eriksen*
Presented by Emily Minor / Trophy Made by Kaitlyn Bryson

Selfie His
1.@bizarreparade      Ted Varney
2.@ffris                       Chris Fairchild
3.@nick.larsen            Nick Larsen
4.@zachaweee           Zach Rawlinson*
Presented by Andy Perkins & Broke Walshaw / Trophy Made by Dan & Leah Ruby

Selfie Hers
1.@aaguirre      Anna Aguirre
2.@eylassie      Tanya Gayer
3.@gmdebern    Genevieve Debernardis
4.@hayreehoff  Haleigh Hoff
5.@renodiamondnv   Teresa Squirre*
Presented by Andy Perkins & Broke Walshaw / Trophy Made by Dan & Leah Ruby

Liquid Landscape
1.@cocktail_mom        Edin Carpenter
2.@jimi_damone          Jimi Damone
3.@lindseynaima          Lindsey Hemphill
4.@someregularguy      Guy Eriksen
5.angela_deen                Angela Deen*
Presented by Britt Curtis / Trophy Made by Ben Clyne

Best in Show
1.@jimi_damone       Jimi Damone
2.@meganmatters     Megan Mathers
3.@mexicanhuckleberry    Carlso Ayala
4.I Shoot Reno          Brian Ball*
5.I Shoot Reno          Brian Ball
Presented by Chelsie Rose Anna Sophie & Natalie / Trophy Made by Jerry Snyder


Reno InstaGrammys is a photo and video competition open for all to submit and compete in the running for their very own InstaGrammy! The winners of the competition will be awarded at a red carpet gala on August 9th, 2014 at the Southside Cultural Center. All sales from the event are set to benefit the Holland Project. Follow @renoinstagrammys and like Reno Instagrammys on Facebook today!


1. Selfie
2. Home Means Nevada
3. Pet Portrait
4. Chasing Light
5. Outdoor Adventure
6. Portrait of a Stranger
7. Risky Business
8. Urban Landscape
9. Album Cover
10. Liquid Landscape
11. Black & White
12. Family Photo
13. Fight For Your Right
14. Motel Life
15. Photo Bomb
16. Photo Caption
17. Long Exposure
18. Best In Show
19. Action Video
20. Dance Video
21. Slo-Mo Video
22. Animated Video


• Like us on Facebook
• Post photo on Reno InstaGrammys wall
• Choose submissions category
• Hashtag category
• Tag Reno InstaGrammys in your photo


• Your Instagram profile must be PUBLIC
• Upload photo to Instagram
• Tag People Button @renoinstagrammys
• Choose submissions category
• Hashtag category


• Keep it appropriate for all ages (seriously)
• No hateful photographs (no racism, misogyny, sexism, etc.)
• Must hashtag photograph with submissions category to be eligible
• Submit as many photos as you like
• Photos/videos can be taken with any camera- but must be submitted through Instagram or Facebook


Monday, July 7th 2014 by 11pm


The inaugural Reno InstaGrammys awards show will be held at the Southside Cultural Center on August 9th, 2014. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will start at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets for the awards show will be release for sale July 9th and will sold at $20 per ticket for anyone 18 years of age or older/$10 for all others. Please dress in your finest, funkiest and fanciest formal wear for the show as this is our version of a “black tie affair”.

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