The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage South Georgia Photography Competition is history, and the winners have been announced. The exhibit continues through Aug. 1.
The judge for the competition was Gary Blackburn, chair of the Art Department and professor of photography at Mercer University in Macon. The contest drew such quality entries, additional prizes were awarded, for a total of $725. The works of 40 photographers from throughout the region were represented in the show.
In the professional category: Best of Show, Joseph Flowers of Moultrie, "Mash Island" ($100); first place architectural, Sidney Cromer of Tifton, "Abandoned Home" ($50); first place animals, Conny Davidson of Tifton, "Who's Who" ($50); first place nature, Jen MaLoney of Albany, "Ashbrook Plantation" ($50); first place children, Alan Roberts of Tifton, "Mr. Patel" ($50); and first place adults, Stacey Beckham of Tifton, "Violin Player" ($50).
Honorable mention ($25 each) awards went to Dav Bosse of Tifton, "Boat -Blue Water"; and Thomas Acey of Valdosta, "Kaleidoscope Buildings."
In the amateur category, best of show went to Brenda Ward of Fitzgerald for "Boat Tail Grackle," with a $100 prize. First place architectural was won by Natalie Branch of Tifton, "The Golden Gate" ($50); first place animals, David Styer of Tifton, "Fly on Mint" ($50); first place nature, Linda Reed of Tifton, "Green on Blue" ($50); first place children, Jenn Coker of TyTy, "Sweet Addilynn" ($50); and first place adults, Ginger Ganas of Tifton, "Bike Race" ($50).
Honorable mention ($25 each) awards went to Jenn Coker of TyTy, "Wishes Aren't Promises;" Katie Beasley of Chula, "Storm is Coming;" and Nicole Walker of Fitzgerald, "Reflection."