Beaufort County Tri-Club Photo Competition winners announced

features@islandpacket.comMay 25, 2012 

The winners of the fifth annual Beaufort County Tri-Club Photo Competition recently were selected. The Camera Club of Hilton Head, Photography Club of Beaufort and Photography Club of Sun City Hilton Head joined together for the competition. The judges were Bluffton photojournalist Greg Smith; Deanna Bowdish, owner of The Gallery in Beaufort; and Sarah Arkins, professor of photography at University of South Carolina Beaufort. The judges evaluated 89 entries on composition, technical quality and interest. The Beaufort and Sun City clubs each took home nine ribbons and Hilton Head was awarded six.

THE WINNERS

Novice: first, "Teardrop Arch," by Lisa Hiles of the Sun City club; tied for second, Paula Smith and Ann Sinclair, both of the Sun City club; third, Carol Korbutt of the Sun City club; and tied for honorable mentions, Wayne Sargent and Tom Mills, both of the Sun City club

Intermediate: first, "Singin' the Blues," by Ellen Corbett of the Beaufort club; tied for second, Bill Schmitt of the Hilton Head Island club, Jo Abrahamson of the Beaufort club and Susan Thomas of the Hilton Head club; third, Barry Wright of the Beaufort club; and honorable mention, Clyde Lohere of the Hilton Head club

Advanced ribbons: tied for first, "Soaring," by Tom Korbutt of the Sun City club, and "Premium Produce No. 47," by Donna Varner of the Hilton Head club; second, Benjamin Fry of the Beaufort club; third, Jean-Marie Cote of the Hilton Head club; and tied for honorable mentions, Jeannine Rowe of the Sun City club and John Parsons of the Hilton Head club.

Expert level ribbons: first, "Old No. 30 in the Rain," by Paul Nurnberg of the Beaufort club; second, Ron Selby of the Beaufort club; third, Lamar Nix of the Beaufort club; and tied for honorable mentions, Karen Peluso of the Beaufort club and Vicky Levy of the Sun City club

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