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    2021-22 Photo Contest Winners

    As a way to track and post the winners of each month’s photo contest, Ive created this blog page for the 2021-2022 school year.  Contests generally run monthly from August through May.

    In order to win a monthly prize you need to be a student at DCTC this year ( any program either semester) and win first place in the judged monthly contest AND be an active member of the club  (usually that means attending a few meetings or outing and participating in a few virtual or in person meetings). You can view the Judge’s feedback for all the contests on the main Photo Contest page.

    Congratulations to all the winners!!

    So here is our recap:

    Note: there were no contests for Aug. or Sept. of 2021

     


    © Ruth DuBay

    October 2021
    Contest: “Fall Color

    No guest judge this month, only popular vote.

    Popular vote first place: Nature’s Majesty by Ruthie Dubay
    Popular vote second place: Blazing Red Maple by Ruthie Dubay
    Popular vote third place: Path by Sharlene Whited

     

     


    Pheasant flap

    © Kurt Fagnant

    November 2021
    Contest: “Movement

    Guest Judge: Darrell Tangen

    Judged first place:  Pheasant Flap by Kurt Fagnant
    Judged second place: Slinky by Bill Snoke
    Judged third place: Winter Fun by Kurt Fagnant

    Popular vote first place: Pheasant Flap by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote second place: Winter Fun by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote third place: Slinky by Bill Snoke

     


    Macaroons

    © Sharlene James-Whited

    December 2021
    Contest: “Food

    Guest Judge: Amanda Kellen

    Judged first place: Macaroons by Sharlene James-Whited
    Judged second place: Chicken Lunch by Kurt Fagnant
    Judged third place: TIE: Guilty Pleasure by Sharlene James-Whited and Salad by Kurt Fagnant

    Popular vote first place: Chocolate Heart by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote second place: Salad by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote third place: Macaroons by Sharlene James-Whited

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Chickadee

    © Kurt Fagnant

    January 2022
    Contest: “Snow & Ice

    Guest Judge: Gayle Tangen

    Judged first place: Chickadee by Kurt Fagnant
    Judged second place: Frosty Draft Horse by Ruthie Dubay
    Judged third place: First Frost Sunrise by Ruthie Dubay

    Popular vote first place: Frozen Berries by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote second place: Snowy Pines by Ruthie Dubay
    Popular vote third place: First Frost Sunrise by Ruthie Dubay

     


    Fish on Ice

    © Ali Plevell

    February 2022
    Contest: “Celebrate Winter

    Guest Judge: Emily Lorence

    Judged first place: Fish on Ice by Ali Plevell
    Judged second place: North Shore Spectacular by Linnae Carlson
    Judged third place: A Beautiful Day To Ride by Linnae Carlson

    Popular vote first place: Fish on Ice by Ali Plevell
    Popular vote second place: A Beautiful Day To Ride by Linnae Carlson
    Popular vote third place: North Shore Spectacular by Linnae Carlson

     

     


    Organized Chaos

    © Ali Plevell

    March 2022
    Contest: “Black & White

    Guest Judge: Bill Snoke

    Judged first place: Organized Chaos by Ali Plevell
    Judged second place: NASCAR Axalta by Ali Plevell
    Judged third place: Out West by Kurt Fagnant

    Popular vote first place: Tembo by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote second place: Out West by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote third place: NASCAR Axalta by Ali Plevell

     


    Arches

    © Kurt Fagnant

    April 2022
    Contest: “Panoramas

    Guest Judge: Julie Rose Lehman

    Judged first place: Arches by Kurt Fagnant
    Judged second place: Moon Star Barn by Ruthie Dubay
    Judged third place: Florida Rookery Paparazzi by Ali Plevell

    Popular vote first place: Moon Star Barn by Ruthie Dubay
    Popular vote second place: Arches by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote third place: Three Snowy Pines by Ruthie Dubay

     


    Italian Dolomites

    © Ali Plevell

    May 2022
    Contest: “Reflections

    Guest Judge: Darrell Tangen

    Judged first place: Italian Dolomites by Ali Plevell
    Judged second place: Church by the Lake by Ali Plevell
    Judged third place: Black-Capped Avocet by Kurt Fagnant

    Popular vote first place: Black-Capped Avocet by Kurt Fagnant
    Popular vote second place: Italian Dolomites by Ali Plevell
    Popular vote third place: Grey Fox Reflections by Kurt Fagnant

     


     

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  • Recap of 2020-21 Photo Contest Winners

    As you probably noticed from our last post, there are a number of prizes available to the first place judged winners from each month’s photo contest.  In order to keep track of those winners, we are trying to post and

    April 8, 2021 • Contest, PHOTONS Club • Views: 980

  • PRIZES for the Winners of the Club’s Photo Contests

    Hi all, Okay, so here is a little overview/explanation of this blog topic. Each month during the school year, the DCTC PHOTONS photo club runs a photo contest.  Each month there is a contest topic and we have an outside judge (

    January 21, 2021 • Contest, PHOTONS Club • Views: 1129

  • Photo Contests for 2019-2020

    One of the longest standing projects of the PHOTONS photo club is to organize and host monthly photo contests.  This year was no exception, as we typically run contests from Oct to May, even with the Covid-19 situation, we are

    August 19, 2020 • Contest, PHOTONS Club • Views: 1166

  • Oil and Water Don’t Mix

    On a typical school year, the PHOTONS photo club would schedule an OUTING every month or two.  This year we only got one scheduled outing in during the month of February, and that was a Hot Air Balloon in Hudson.  Then the

    August 13, 2020 • INNINGS, Outings, PHOTONS Club • Views: 1613

  • PHOTONS help during Covid-19 Crisis

    The spring semester of 2020 will be one to remember for sure.  Everyone has been stepping up and helping to make the students education and their safety a top priority.  In the photography dept our classes run only 9 weeks,

    June 8, 2020 • PHOTONS Club • Views: 1253

  • 2020 Winter North Shore Photo Workshop

    Even though we offer this North Shore workshop up to 4 times a year, each in a different season, the winter version, strangely enough, continues to draw the most people.  The weather is always hard to predict, the snow and ice

    March 3, 2020 • North Shore Workshops • Views: 1657

  • Photons outing to the Hudson Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Of course it would happen on one of the coldest days of February, but the hardy PHOTON photo club members braved the cold. We attended the Hudson Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, Feb 8th, 2020.  This year was the 30th year

    February 12, 2020 • Outings, PHOTONS Club • Views: 726

  • North Shore Photography Workshop for Winter 2019

    Once again a group of hardy Minnesotan photo students traveled to the North Shore of MN to photograph this awesome landscape in the dead of winter.  This year the weather was a different from most winters.  We had an extended

    April 11, 2019 • North Shore Workshops • Views: 1701

  • Photons Topic of the Month: Light Painting

    The topic of the monthly Photons meeting for March was Light Painting.  After a brief review of the meeting minutes and a discussion of new business, Darrell presented a 45 minute presentation on tips and techniques for light

    April 9, 2019 • PHOTONS Club • Views: 1389