Shutter Shootout 2015: Photo of the Year!

Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

 

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page, we are proud to announce “Holding On” has won Shutter Shootout 2015.

We thank all of our fans who voted during the past three weeks for participating and helping to decide the Coast Guard Photo of the Year.

“Holding On” is a moving photograph, with a great a story behind the photo. Here is an excerpt:

“Jacob Butierries was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was just four months old. Doctors gave Jacob between four months and one year to live. Son of Petty Officer 1st Class Dennis Butierries, an aviation electronics technician stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii, Jacob was born into a Coast Guard family. Jacob’s grandfather previously served aboard Rush as the engineering officer and retired after 33 years.”

Read more about Jacob and thank you again to all of our fans for voting.

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  1. Melissa Lynn says:

    Yes! I called it! This photo was the best! I’m glad it took first place!