The November 2018 Digital Competition was Yin and Yang themed and judged remotely by Jeremy Green. Jeremy’s judging results were forwarded to us digitally, because, unfortunately, he fell ill and could not attend the meeting as our speaker. This is the final 2018 submission for the Photographer of the Year award, so it was especially important to us that a 3rd party judge be the … Continue reading November 2018 Digital Competition Results »
The July 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Liz Moskowitz, our speaker for the evening.
Class 1 – Novice
There were 32 Class 1 submissions with 8 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5 honorable mentions).
1st Place – Eye of the Tigress by Miguel Ortiz
2nd Place – Glass Corner by Cat Smith
3rd Place – Look Behind You by Dave Devore
Honorable Mention – Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White
Honorable Mention – Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills
Honorable Mention – Cast a Net by Allen Irby
Honorable Mention – The Crossing by Calvin Poole
Honorable Mention – Hummer by Allen Irby
Class 2 – Advanced
There were 18 Class 2 submissions with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1 honorable mention).
1st Place – Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Patti Mitchell
2nd Place – La Jolla Pier by Andrew Fritz
3rd Place – Shadows by Russ Morris
Honorable Mention – White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz
Our Critic’s Choice judge for 2017 was Randy Kerr, legendary Texas photographer and past NAPƒS speaker.
This was really tough! So many many really nice images. I was left to go beyond what makes a great photograph because there were so many great ones. With that said, I made my choices based on three elements: storytelling, emotional transformation, and cultural purpose.
As I age, as time moves on and artists grow, those of us who influence others are responsible to educate the cultural necessity to be better storytellers of the human experience in culture and our fragile eco-systems. The selected images do this needed work on behalf of our world’s future.
1st place – Gary by Russ Morris
Gary, Russ Morris
2nd Place – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan
Galveston Tern, Ken Brennan
3rd Place – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson
Where We Once Stood, Shawn Hutcherson