A photograph taken by a 15-year-old member of the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne has won a regional photography contest and will advance to the national competition.

The annual Boys & Girls Clubs of America national ImageMakers Photography Contest invites Club members from around the country to submit their best work for judging in local, regional and national competitions.

Trenton Sample’s photograph titled “Route 66” was judged to be the best photo in the 13- to 15-year-old age group in the photo essay category, which had a theme of “What Moves Me.” Sample’s photo was an image of a motorcycle mirror reflecting a “Route 66” sign. It was taken during the summer of 2012 while on a road trip with his family. Sample wrote that the photo was a symbol of his hopes and dreams, his love of an adventure and the spirit of the American Dream.

The image will now move on to the national contest where it will be judged against photographs from Boys & Girls Club members nationwide. National winners will be included in a nationwide touring exhibit.

The Cheyenne Club is proud to be the home Club of two ImageMakers Photography national winners in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s important for kids to be recognized and appreciated for their work and creativity,” said Vicki Glantz, a Club staff member who teaches photography. “Their creativity and innovation is what will form the future for all of us.”