Light Ohio Blue is excited to announce our third annual First Responder Photo Challenge is open for your submissions!

In remembrance of the twenty-second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks and the heroic response by first responders, Light Ohio Blue and Light Ohio Red with the support of Ohio’s own Flying Cross Uniforms will again be hosting a friendly competition amongst our Ohio first responders.

Any public safety agency within the State of Ohio is encouraged to submit a photo of their agency’s vehicle. The competition was hugely popular last year and brought agencies and communities together from across our great state.

The photos will be posted for public voting from September 11, 2023, through September 30, 2023.

You can be as creative as you want in showing off your agency’s vehicle while highlighting your agency and community pride, but the focus of the photograph should be the vehicle. This is a way to reach out to our communities and allow them to show support. And the winning agencies in the categories have huge bragging rights (for at least a year).

In early October, the winners of the contest will be presented with their awards during a ceremony that will take place in Central Ohio.

Law enforcement categories:

LE Category 1: Population of 100,000+

LE Category 2: 30,000-99,9999

LE Category 3: 15,000-29,999

LE Category 4: 5,000-14,999

LE Category 5: 1,000-4,999

LE Category 6: 1-999

Fire and EMS Categories:

FD Category 1: Population of 50,000+

FD Category 2: 1-49,999

FD Category 3: Volunteer

Joint Law Enforcement and Fire Category:

Any agency specialty vehicle (aircraft, watercraft, SWAT, HAZMAT, Rescue).

Photo submission are OPEN!!

Photo Challenge Categories

Law Enforcement

Fire/EMS & Specialty