A special thanks to all of you who entered our “America the Beautiful” Photo Contest. It is obvious from the many spectacular entries we received that there are a lot of talented photographers out there! Congratulations to all of you!
Judging was conducted using a point system based upon composition, creativity, lighting, outstanding visual impact, subject relevance, and technical merit. Below you will find the Grand Prize Winner, along with the top three entries in each category. We hope you all enjoyed participating in this opportunity and we thank you for sharing your time, your talent, and your images with us. And the winners are . . .
Grand Prize: "Doorway to New Mexico" by Mark Katz
People Category 1st Place: "Forever Yours" by Robyn Terrell 2nd Place: "Barrel Racing Princess" by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 3rd Place: "Just Whittling" by Peggy Patterson
Events Category 1st Place: "Wow" by Paul Gray 2nd Place: "Old Man Gloom" by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 3rd Place: "A Soccer Picnic" by Ron Cindy
Travel Category 1st Place: "Morning Invitation" by James Reeder 2nd Place: "Fort Smith National Cemetery" by Dat Mai 3rd Place: "Autumn at the Dunes" by Bill Carroll
Macro Category 1st Place: "Working It" by Debra Boucher 2nd Place: "I Can Do This" by Paul Gray 3rd Place: "Bluebonnets" by Ron Cindy
Landscape Category 1st Place: "Colorado" by Al Trostman 2nd Place: "Roadside Reflection" by Terence Russell 3rd Place: "State Park Drive" by Mary Frazier
Click here to see Photo Contest 2009 specifications.