Art in Na­ture photo win­ners named

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

SALISBURY — Jerry am Ende, of Wilm­ing­ton, Del., was awarded the Grand Prize in the Ward Mu­seum of Wild­fowl Art, Salisbury Univer­sity, sixth an­nual Art in Na­ture Photo Fes­ti­val’s pho­tog­ra­phy con­test with his photo Hud­dled.

Nearly 1,000 en­tries were re­ceived from over 170 pho­tog­ra­phers rep­re­sent­ing and 10 states, as far away as Rich­land, Wash­ing­ton.

Robert Mad­den of Annapolis won Best in the Pro­fes­sional Divi­sion with his photo Above the Tree­line; Bill Par­ris of Lin­coln, Del., won Best in the Am­a­teur Divi­sion with his photo Nose to Nose; and 12-yearold Jonathan Irons of Queen­stown won Best in the Youth Divi­sion with his photo Coastal Curves. Their pho­tos along with the best in cat­e­gory win­ners are on dis­play at the Ward Mu­seum for three months.

The Grand Cham­pion prize pack­age in­cluded $750 and a Wim­ber­ley Head Ver­sion II: full gim­bal tri­pod head. The Best Pro­fes­sional prize pack­age in­cluded $450 and a $100 gift cer­tifi­cate from Wim­ber­ley. The Best Am­a­teur prize pack­age in­cluded $350 and a $100 gift cer­tifi­cate from Wim­ber­ley. The Youth prize pack­age in­cluded $150 and a $100 gift cer­tifi­cate from Wim­ber­ley. Ad­di­tion­ally, rib­bons were awarded to first, sec­ond and third place win­ners in all di­vi­sions and cat­e­gories. Honor­able men­tion rib­bons were also awarded in all di­vi­sions.

Pro­fes­sional na­ture pho­tog­ra­phers An­drea Baldeck, Brian Zwit and Cam Miller served as judges.

This year’s key­note ex­pe­ri­ence was a great suc­cess. Cam Miller wowed a full au­di­ence with her pre­sen­ta­tion, ”How I fell in Love with Mary­land.” The au­di­ence re­ceived an in­for­ma­tive photo tour through Mary­land’s finest small towns, land­marks, and land­scapes.

Save the date for the 2017 Art in Na­ture Photo Fes­ti­val Aug. 11, 12 and 14, 2017.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 410-742-4988, ext. 120, or visit the Ward Mu­seum web­site at www.ward­mu­seum.org to view the com­plete win­ners list.

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