Art in Nature photo winners named
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.