The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club held its annual awards banquet in December at its regular meeting place at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall in Wintersville.
After the dinner, the recipients of the 2013 "Photographers of the Year" in prints and slides were announced and presented award plaques.
The print "Photographers of the Year" were Dave Rees, first place; Barb Momyer, second place; and Debra Snider, third place. The slide "Photographers of the Year" were Claudia Norris, first place; Steve Whiting, second place; and Jack Hatala, third place.
HONOREES — The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club held its annual awards banquet in December announcing the 2013 “Photographers of the Year” in prints and slides. The print “Photographers of the Year” are, seated, from left, Dave Rees of New Cumberland, first place; Barb Momyer of Hopedale, second place; and Debra Snider of Wintersville, third place. The slide “Photographers of the Year” are, standing, Claudia Norris of Mingo Junction, first place, and Steve Whiting of Adena, second place. Whiting is holding the third-place award plaque in slides for Jack Hatala of Weirton.
The "Photographers of the Year" were chosen based on the number of wins in monthly competitions and the number of points awarded by the judges over a 10-month competition season between 2012-13. Members compete in three categories monthly of open, topic of the month and special effects.
The banquet tables were decorated by Snider with plants, candles and doilies. Favors were hand-painted by Judy Whiting.
After the award presentations, entertainment was provided with a digital slide show of members' photographs.
Many club members submitted several pictures each of their favorite or most significant things to photograph. Momyer compiled the pictures for the presentation and accompanied it with a selection of instrumental music.