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Camera club announces ‘Photographers of the Year’

December 13, 2012
The Herald-Star

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club held its annual awards banquet at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall in Wintersville.

After the dinner, the "Photographers of the Year" in prints and slides were named and presented plaques.

The print "Photographers of the Year" were Don Roberts, first place; Anissa Wellington; second place; and Angela McClain, third place. The slide "Photographers of the Year" were Steve Whiting, first place; Claudia Norris, second place; and Ruth Bovalina, third place.

The "Photographers of the Year" are chosen based on the number of wins and points awarded by the judges in monthly competitions over a 10-month period.

Club members compete in three categories of topic of the month, open and special effects.

Whiting also recognized other top award winners for this season including for the annual competition: Melissa Bendle, "Best of Show" winner in prints; and Bovalina, "Best of Show" in slides. The winners from the mall show were Don Roberts, "People's Choice Award"; and Dave Rees, "Members' Choice Award."

Concluding the recognition of the photographer awards, the club was entertained with a digital slide show of pictures of eagles. Club member Andy Tindor took the pictures during all seasons, including winter, of eagles located by the backwaters near Mountaineer Racetrack in Chester and at Tappan Lake.

Barb Momyer compiled the pictures for the slide show, and her husband, Barry Momyer, chose the music to accompany the pictures - "The Last of the Mohicans" theme.

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