Warsaw Community Public Library held its eighth annual Amateur Photography Contest recently.
All 49 entries showed a lot of talent, according to a press release from the library.
The grand prize and first place winner in the black and white category was “A Classic Kodak Moment” by Michael J. Samuels. Second place was “Passing of the Ages” by Steve Olsen. Third place was “The Master” by Gary Mohler.
In the color category, first place went to “Perspective” by Trishelle Burchett. Second place went to Steve Olsen’s “Hmmm … Buttons or Marbles,” while third place went to “Beyond the Door” by Tonya Yates. Honorable mention goes to Melissa Sorensen for “Water Droplets,” Ansel Hygema for “Water in the Day,” James Davis for “Serenity” and Andy Kerr for “Midsummer Wonder.”
The grand prize was a 20-inch by 24-inch canvas package donated by Blosser’s Camera Portrait Studio. Other prizes were gift cards from Meijers.
Judges were Al Disbro, Jamie Johnson of Signature Studio and Brandi Reis of Brandi Reis Photography Professional Services.
The photographs will be on display downstairs in the Hall of Fame Ramp and upstairs in the adult area at WCPL through Jan. 30. The winners with their photographs also can be found on the library’s Facebook page.
(Story By The Times Union)