An exuberant image of a boy swinging into Blue Hole by Barry Armer grabbed Best of Show in the first photo contest set entirely in Blue Hole Regional Park. The contest was sponsored by Friends of Blue Hole and the Hays County Master Naturalist chapter.
Of 105 images submitted by residents and visiting photographers of all ages, thirty were selected for the exhibit now installed at Linda Allen’s Fine Foods. Fifteen adults and ten youth entered the contest. See the exhibit below or drop by Linda Allen’s.
Awards for Best in Youth categories went to Talula Rose Brown (age 12 and younger), Gwyneth Reeves (age 13-15), and Olive Wilbanks (age 16-18).
Winners of Awards of Excellence included Neil Decker, Lillie Cogswell, David Bourke and Tim Donnelly
Four Awards of Merit recognized photos by Talula Rose Brown (2 images), Andrew Buckler and Winifred Simon.
Renowned local photographer Herb Smith was the juror for the show. Many thanks to all our participants for making our first show a success.