Millennial Photo Contest Winners Announced

May 18th, 2015

Millennial Photo Contest Winners Announced

Over 100 photos submitted showcasing #NEIpride

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -  The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, through its Millennial 2020 initiative, and Wunderkammer Company announced today the winners of the #NEIpride Instagram photo contest. Northeast Indiana Millennials (roughly ages 17-29) submitted 121 photos on Instagram showcasing why they are proud to call Northeast Indiana their home.

"I was in awe at the quantity and quality of the photos submitted," said Sonya Snellenberger, Millennial 2020 Specialist at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. "We have some ingenious young talent here and their creativity and pride have been an inspiration."

Of the photos submitted, 10 were chosen as winners-a top nine plus a Peoples Choice Winner who received the most likes on Instagram.

First place went to Allyson  Lepley  of LaGrange County. "I submitted a photo from our wedding when we snuck off from the 600 guests at the ceremony to have a moment together," said Lepley. "The pickup truck was my grandpa's and my wedding dress was my late grandmother Susan's, who I unfortunately never met."

All of the winners won great prize packages from around the region. First prize included a 3-month YMCA Pass; 2 passes to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary; 1 $20 Gas Card; and 2 passes for a Debrands Tour.

To view all the winning photos, visit

About Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Millennial 2020

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership creating business investment by generating business leads, developing product and fostering regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The 10 counties of Northeast Indiana include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. For more information, visit

Millennial 2020 is an extension of Vision 2020 that gives Millennials an active voice and role in Vision 2020 and directly aligns with Vision 2020's mission for Northeast Indiana of developing, attracting, and retaining talent. For more information about Millennial 2020, visit  

About Wunderkammer

Wunderkammer Company is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit contemporary art center located in the former Casa D'Angelo's restaurant building at 3402 Fairfield Ave in the heart of Fort Wayne's historic neighborhoods in the 46807 zip code.  With the mission of revitalizing communities through contemporary art, Wunderkammer Company works with artists, civic-minded organizations, and the community at large, finding new strategies to communicate diverse and challenging ideas, while finding ways to build and share values between all parties involved. More information is available at



Courtney Tritch
Vice President of Marketing
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

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