Winning photographs for 2011-2012 were announced at a recent meeting of the Minot Camera Club. All of the photos that had won prizes during monthly competitions were entered in the competition.
Shelly Adams of Minot won the Best of Show award with the photo "Hiding in the Shadows."
Betty Nordstrom won the Photographer of the Year Award.
This Shelly Adams photo, “Hiding in the Shadows,” won the Best of Show award for the 2011-2012 Minot Camera Club awards.
“Touched by Winter,” by Ryan Gosche, won first place in the black and white picture category.
“Crouching Tiger,” also by Ryan Gosche, won first place in the digitally altered category.
The first place winner in the color photograph category was "Hiding in the Shadows" by Adams. Second place in the color category went to "Evergreen Greens" by Cara Harms, Bottineau. Third place in the color category went to Ellen Fenner of Minot. Honorable mentions went to "Floral Beauty" by Richard Debertin, Berthold; "Tea" by Harms; "Flavors by the Bunch" by Debertin; and "Reflecting on the Flood" by Adams.
First place in the black and white picture category went to "Touched by Winter" by Ryan Gosche of Minot. Second place in the black and white category went to "Lorrie Line" by Nordstrom of Minot. Third place went to "Twin Birds" by Harms. Honorable mentions went to "Canyons to Some," "Silent Harvest" and "Lonely Bench," all by Gosche.
First place in the digital altered category went to "Crouching Tiger" by Gosche. Second place went to "Coca Cola" by Nordstrom. Third place went to "Just Venting" by Adams. Honorable mentions went to "Winter Sunset" by Debertin; "A Moment with Jeff" by Adams; and "Ablaze" by Nordstrom.
People's Choice Awards went to Fenner in the black and white category; Holly Johnson in the digitally altered category; Nordstrom in the color category. The top photo from member critiquing was by Adams.
Debertin was the first member to receive the Eileen McEown Outstanding Member Award. This was named after McEown in appreciation of her years of membership, all the offices she has held including president for many years, all the photographs she has submitted, and all the knowledge she has shared with the club in the past.
McEown, 97, of Minot, has been a member of the club since 1954.
Club member Rosemary Debertin of Berthold passed away on May 22. In her memory, a group of her photographs will be on display in a glass case at the Minot Public Library during the Camera Club's annual display for the month of June.