AND THE WINNER IS … Nancy C. Thompson of Martin is the winner of The Messenger’s monthly photo contest for June. She took this photograph of her prize-winning Florence Dayton Iris, which was grown in her yard, with a Casio EX-FH25 camera in 2016. The flower was awarded Best of Show in the Dresden Iris and Flower Show in 2016. Ms. Thompson is a member of the Jackson Area Iris Society. The Messenger is encouraging local residents to send in interesting images, especially those of people or animals out enjoying the summer. Entries must have been taken by amateur photographers within the last year and may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should be “Photo Contest.” Emailed images should be no smaller than five inches wide and 300 dpi for the best reproduction. The photographer’s name, address and daytime phone number must be included, as well as where the photograph was made, what kind of camera it was taken with and a brief explanation of the photograph. Images with people in them must have identifications and permission for submission from the person or people in the photograph. Residents who wish to submit printed images may do so by sending the images to The Messenger, Photo Contest, P.O. Box 430, Union City TN 38281 or drop them off at The Messenger at 613 East Jackson St. in Union City. A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included so photos may be returned. The deadline for each contest month will be the last day of the month.