Winning Youth Photographers Announced: The 2012 Green Spaces Alliance Youth Photography Contest
Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas
June 18, 2012
Professional photographers carefully selected six winning photographs from hundreds of high-quality submissions for Green Spaces Alliance’s 2012 Picture Your World Youth Photography Contest. The contest’s annual reception and awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Witte Museum to honor the students and announce this year’s winners. The reception was a huge success as family, friends, and teachers filled up the auditorium in anticipation. In the 8 to 12-year-old group, Douglas Rigdon, homeschooled, took first place, Coral Marquez of Krueger Middle School took second, and John Lambert of Hidden Forest Elementary School third. Among 13 to 18-year-olds, Samantha Jones of James Madison High School took first place, followed by Laine Tiedeman of Winston Churchill H.S.in second, and Gracie Barbettini, homeschooled, in third. Cash prizes totaled $1,200; $300, $200, and $100 for first, second, and third place, respectively.
Photos earning “honorable mention” were also displayed at the event. Honorable mentions, in alphabetical order, include Katherine Brown, Daniel Chalfin, Jordan Cornell, Samantha Frank, Bridget Gleason, Justin Gould, Lauren Gould, Jaclyn Hall, Jacey Hall, Erin Hernandez, Thomas Hopkins, Rachel Lambert, Rozalia Laskowski, Ashton Liffrig, Marina McGehee, Andrew Morawski, Tyler Owens, Garek Perkins, Whitney Pimpler, Taylor Smith, Samantha Tschoepe, Courtney Warden, Amaris Watje, and Emma Weber.
An exhibit of these winning photographs is currently on public display at the Brookhollow Library, 530 Heimer Road, throughout the summer. Stop by to see the spectacular talents of these young photographers!
For more information contact Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas at 210-222-8430.
“Picture Your World” is one of Green Spaces Alliance’s several programs promoting community ecological awareness — celebrating nature and youth, while documenting both the impact of humans on the environment and the potential for people to preserve and protect it. Workshop participants are taken out into the natural world to creatively capture our local environment through a camera lens with the help of a professional photographer, naturalist, and educator. The “Picture Your World” Project was founded in 2002 and is managed for Green Spaces Alliance by local art educator Sherry Christensen. Funding is currently of critical concern for the program’s continuation. $10,000 must be raised or the program will be lost. If you or anyone you know can help, please contact us at 210-222-8430, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.