10th Annual Photo Contest

It’s difficult to believe that we’re already celebrating 10 years of the photography contest. It seems like we held the first one just yesterday. In that time, we’ve probably perused over 10,000 photographs.

There’s been a steady migration from a majority of submitted print photographs in 2002 to photograph prints accompanied by the digital version this year. Digital cameras have enabled many people interested in photography to really pursue their passion without spending a lot of extra money on prints.

We’ve also received more digital photographs that have been significantly altered using computer software. That is why for the first time this year, we’re presenting an exhibition category for digitally altered photos. We feel strongly that they have their place in the contest presentation, yet it would be unfair for these same photos to compete against the traditional photos for the grand prize.

Geneva on the Lake Villa and Resort is a sponsor again this year, providing wonderful getaway packages to the winners of the grand prize and first place in both color and black
and white.

– Mark Stash, Editor
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WINNERS

Grand Prize
Seneca Harbor winter – Watkins Glen
Gary DeMuynck • Dundee

COLOR

First Place
Autumn leaves – Belhurst Castle grounds on Seneca Lake
Robert Bilsky • Rochester

Second Place
Windmills and fog – Cohocton
Norman Annis • Cohocton

Third Place
Farmer’s moon – Livingston County
Sheila Nelson • LeRoy

BLACK & WHITE

First Place
Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg
Chris Tennant • Williamsburg, Virginia

Second Place
Cormorant sentinel – Canandaigua
Rikki Van Camp • Palmyra

Third Place
Fence in the fog, near Boughton Hill in Victor
Marcie Fry • Victor

HONORABLE MENTION

Bubbles and shadows in the ice – Geneva
Daniel Schlegel • Webster

Great blue heron at Hemlock Lake
Steve Clough • Fairport

Titania’s realm – taken off Thomas Road
in Caroline, Tompkins County
Abigail Bixby • Brooktondale, New York

New Hope Mills
Peter Cihon • Skaneateles

EXHIBITION CATEGORY DIGITALLY ALTERED

Watkins Glen gorge
Ira L. Lee • Camillus