See the winner of our 2023 Picture of the Year contest

Check out the winner and honorable mentions in our 2023 photos submitted by readers.

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This wasn’t a submitted photo in the contest, but you can imagine we got lots of skyline photos like it.

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Who knew there were so many talented photographers in Indianapolis? You all submitted 45+ photos for our 2023 Picture of the Year contest and the votes are in.

Check out the finalists below, including the contest winner that you — our readers — voted for.

A group of people canoeing on the White River in the fall

White River in the fall

Photo submitted by Courtney W.

Winner: White River in Fall by Courtney W.

You can joke about the White River being dirty all you want, but it’s actually a beautiful sight when you get out on the water.

And 343 of you agree — with this photo earning 64% of the votes.

For City Editor Nicole, paddling on the White River for the first time was one of her favorite memories of 2023.

View of city from helicopter

Flying a Cessna over downtown in January 2023.

Photo submitted by Fezaan K.

Most creative: Bird’s eye view of Indy by Fezaan K.

We love a good Indianapolis skyline photo — but this one takes it to another level with an entirely different perspective of our city.

134 of you appreciated this aerial view of the Circle City.

A packed Lucas Oil Stadium during a Colts game with the lights off

Colts Nation.

Photo submitted by Kyleigh L.

Best INDY-spirit: Colts Nation by Kyleigh L.

We wish the Colts were still in it this season, but this photo represents a fanbase who loves their team whether they win or lose.

59 of you are Colts fans through and through.

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