VIGO CO., Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Public Library will host the TREES 2012 Photography Contest Awards Ceremony in the main lobby on August 29 at 7:00 pm.
This year's theme is Trees Dressed in Bloom, and 142 entries were received in the following three categories: Youth, Adult Amateur and Adult Professional. Jim Avelis, photographer at the Tribune-Star, will present the award winning photographs and critique the merits of the outstanding photographs.
In the Youth division, Emily Padgett won first place, Nicole Goodin won second place and Katie Haan was a third place winner. Marilyn Howerton won first place in the Adult Amateur division, with Alice Foxworthy taking both second place and third place. In the Adult Professional division, David Shields won first place, with Steve Lingenfelter taking second place and Kathy Donatoni placing third.
The judges also gave 32 Honorable Mention awards. The Youth division Honorable Mention winners are: Hallee Vineyard, Lucas Haan, Emily Haan, Madeline Schuck, Evan Curry, and Emily Padgett.
The Adult Amateur Division Honorable Mention Winners are: Amanda Zeiher, Melinda Stanley Bonnett, Alice Beaman, Jean Mausel, Judy Swez, Gary Pleines, Terri Brunette, John Swez, Chris Pfaff,
Thomas Wright, Debra Leamaster, Brian Hopp, Donald Hyde, and Bruce McLaren.
Honorable Mention Awards in the Professional Division include: Steve Lingenfelter, Gary Pleines,
Terri Brunette, and Debbie Goodin.
The exhibit of the winning photographs is currently on display at the at the Vigo County Public Library for the month of August. Participants who did not win or have their photos selected for the Exhibit may pick up their photo from the Community Services Department of the Library between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday until August 31. After that time, photos will be available at the Tribune-Star office lobby from September 3 until September 14 for pick up. Photos not claimed become the property of TREES, Inc.
The Photography Contest is presented annually to gather beautiful images of trees and to promote the appreciation and love of trees.
The co-sponsors are TREES Inc., the Tribune-Star, and the Vigo County Public Library.
Release from TREES Inc.
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