We had a truly amazing time this year, at the 2018 AVA Photo Contest Awards Ceremony.
The Pix Theater graciously welcomed the public and our entrants for a real treat—viewing nearly 200 photo entries on the big screen.
AVA staff, including Executive Director Jimmie Lucht and Historic Resources Liaison Rebecca Bond, handed out ribbons and awards.
The full list of winners is below the featured video.
Champion, Cathy Webb, “Honoring the Brave, Vet Parade”
Reserve Champion, Dan Bateman “Sun Kissed Waverly Duck”
People’s Choice, Oliver J. Anderson “River Boy”
Staff Choice, Camron Settlemier, “Last Light”
In addition to the overall winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were announced in the following categories:
Scenic 1st Place, Dave Maestas “Heavenly Rays”; 2nd Place, Stephanie Low “Tulips and Horses”; 3rd Place, Katrina Wilson “Riverside Church”
Landmarks 1st Place, Barry Hoffman “Train Station”; 2nd Place, Stephanie Low “Shimanek Bridge”; 3rd Place, Dave Maestas “Timely Sunset”
Open 1st Place, Pavla Zakova-Laney, “Sunset at Crater Lake”; 2nd Place, Melissa Pothakos Slyter, “Fun in the Sun”; 3rd Place, Anna Davidson, “Spring Cheer”
Events 1st Place, Oliver J. Anderson, “Antique St. Car Show 1”; 2nd Place, Stephanie Low, “Launching the Duck”; 3rd Place, Camron Settlemier, “Ready to go Caroling”
Life in the Community 1st Place, Oliver J. Anderson “Reel People”; 2nd Place, Dan Bateman, “Enjoying the Sun”; 3rd Place, Simone Marslee, “That Duck Life”
Historic Albany 1st Place, Pavla Zakova-Laney “Christmas Spirit”; 2nd Place, Oliver J. Anderson, “Albany’s White House”; 3rd Place, Stephanie Low, “Monteith House”
Culinary 1st Place, Dan Bateman “Self-serve Honey”; 2nd Place, Oliver J. Anderson, “Paddle Food”; 3rd Place, Cathy Webb, “Stuffed Bread”
Our heartfelt congratulations to everyone who entered!
About the AVA Photo Contest
The contest is open to photographers of all skill levels and this year 12 talented photographers entered 197 beautiful and creative photos. Prizes this year included ribbons for each winner, Champion, Reserve Champion Staff Choice, and People’s Choice received Pix Theater gift cards.
Winning photos in this year’s photo contest are on display through March at the Albany Visitors Association at 110 3rd Ave SE. All of this year’s entries can be viewed on the Albany Visitors Association Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90531885@N07/albums