First National Bank has announced the winners of its ninth annual Customer Photo Calendar Contest. Fourteen color photographs have been chosen from more than 150 entries, and each winning photographer awarded a $100 cash prize. The images will appear in the bank’s 2017 desk calendar and wall calendar, which will be available to customers in all offices of First National Bank by mid-November.

The winning entrants are: cover, Lisa Rogers of Dennysville; January, Ann McFarland of South Bristol; February, Shawn Stockman of Camden; March, Kenn Chandler of Mt. Desert; April, Eric Strasenburgh of Blue Hill; May, John Dmitry Pepper of Whitefield; June, Jake Miller of Tenants Harbor; July, Duane Lowe of Newcastle; August, Paul Brown of Rockland; September, Kevin Shields of Rockport; October, Christine Guinness of Blue Hill; November, Sue McKay of Bar Harbor; December, Don Dunbar of Perry; and wall calendar image, Stacey Keefer of Union.

First National Bank began asking its customers in February to submit their very best original, scenic Maine shots. All customers of First National Bank — professionals and amateurs, employees and their family members — were encouraged to enter the contest. To continue First National Bank’s tradition of being genuine Maine community bank, the custom calendars are designed by Elm Street Marketing Essentials in Camden.

“Every year we are amazed by the spectacular photographs taken by our customers,” said Susan Norton, executive vice president. “Producing a custom photo desk calendar that highlights our customers’ talents and the natural beauty of our state is such a win-win situation.”

First National Bank is an independent community bank with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties. For more information about First National Bank, call (800) 564-3195; visit; or check out the bank’s Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or