The people viewing the photography exhibit at the Salmon Arm Fair have expressed their opinion and chosen their favourite top- 10 photos from the 380 submitted this year by more than 100 photographers.
The first-place grand prize winner, for the third year in a row, is Lorie Moore, this time for her photo “Duck Hunter.”
“Lorie clearly has a magic touch for her views with a lens,” says Henry Schnell.
In second place is Nancy Peterson for “Lightning, a shot she captured” overlooking Canoe.
“Baimo Cave,” by Martin Kyllo is in third place and fourth went to Leahann Mohle for “I Spy.” Finishing fifth is Leigh Anne Linville for “Bird Watching.”
“There were so many great photos, the people’s choice was a difficult task to undertake,” said Schnell. “This year was the first year for a selfie category, which we are sure will grow next year.”
Winning the people’s choice in this category was Jocelyne Wilson’s pose with her goat. She receives $25 from the Shuswap Veterinary Clinic.
Three official judges chose the ribbon winners and the Best of Show and special prize recipients.
“Many thanks to our sponsors Pharmasave, Clive Bryson, the Shuswap and District Arts Council, Salmon Arm Observer and the Shuswap Photo Arts Club who awarded prizes for these categories:
• Ages 14 and under – Best of Show winner is Kierra Bubola.
• New Competitor category – Best of Show winner is Jennifer Belec.
• Intermediate Competitors – Best of Show winner is Jette Russel.
• The Experienced Competitor winner is Martin Kyllo.
• Best of Show for black and white photos is Henry Schnell.
• Best of Show winner all levels category is Richard Kyllo.
• Open Shuswap class winner is James Wright.
“Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all who participated,” said Schnell.