The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club held its annual competition Sept. 17 at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall in Wintersville.
The annual competition is the most extensive competition of the year with 15 categories in prints and six categories for slides. There were 775 total prints entered and 46 slides.
Claudia Norris of Mingo Junction was honored with the slides Best of Show award in slides with her picture of Babcock Mill in West Virginia. Ernest D'Andrea of Steubenville was awarded with the prints Best of Show in prints for his picture, "Sinister," a close-up of a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe.
WINNERS AND JUDGES —The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club recently held its annual competition. Claudia Norris, front left, was the Best of Show slides winner and Ernest D’Andrea, front right, was Best of Show prints winner. The judges included, back, from left, Guy Calabro, professional photographer; Dorie Mallas, artist; and Doug Richardson, professional photographer.
The judges for the competition were Guy Calabro, Newbrough Photo photographer; Dorie Mallas, artist and Indian Creek Middle School teacher; and Doug Richardson, professional photographer.
Some of the topics for the print competition included scenic, sunrise/sunset, special effects, children, wildlife, flowers/plants, architecture and night photography. The winners of the print competition were Diane Bannister, one second-place award; Ernest D'Andrea, two first-place awards, one second- and one third-place award; Taerie Kelly, one first-place, two second-place and one third-place award; Connie Koniski, one second-place and one third-place award; Angela McClain, one first-place and one third-place award; Becky Mihopulos, one third-place award; Stephen Mihopulos, one first-place, one second-place and three third-place awards; Barb Momyer, one first-place award and three second-place awards; and Claudia Norris, two third-place awards.
Other print winners included Dave Rees, one first-place award; Don Roberts, two first-place awards; Steve Roberts, one third-place award; Leanne Sinicropi, one second-place and one third-place award; Debra Snider, two second-place awards; Andy Tindor, five first-place, one second-place and one third-place award; Karen Tindor, one second-place and one third-place award; and Anissa Wellington, one first-place, one second-place and one third-place award.
The competition categories for the slide division were people, sunrise/sunset, nature, special effects, close up and pictorial/open. The winners for the slide competition were Norris with four first-place awards, three second-place and two third-place awards; and Steve Whiting with two first-place awards, three second-place; and four third-place awards. The camera club held a covered dish dinner for the evening.
The winning photographs are on display through Sunday at the Fort Steuben Mall, in front of Macy's. Other photos will be on display as well. A camera club representative will be available if visitors have questions.
Those attending the exhibit can cast their vote for the People's Choice Award.