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The winners of the Mount Washington Valley photo contest, “There’s No Place Like Home were announced Sunday, Nov. 6, at M&D Productions — Your Community Theatre in North Conway.
More than 60 people attended the event, at which contest creator and host Bernadette Friberg of Badger Realty and production assistant Alicia Leavitt announced the winners.
First place winnings went to semi-pro Joshua Greenblatt for “Jackson Falls,” amateur Peter Eastman for “Moose in the Morning,” and student Lisa Carper for “Shadows on a White Birch.”
The second place winners were: semi-pro Mike Dana for “Freedom,” amateur Jim Connors for “Loon” and student Madi Doucette for “Bemis Falls.”
Congratulations to all our 2011 winners for some really fabulous photos. In addition to cash prizes, all six winners also receive a calendar page in the 2012 “Calendars for Charity.” Calendars are now on sale for $10 apiece, with all net proceeds going to benefit the three charities supported by the sales: Starting Point Services, The Mother Seton House and The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund.
In addition to the six winners, there were six honorable mentions that have also received a calendar page for their photos. This year, calendar pages went to amateurs Sue Rose for “Crystal Blue Morning,” Linda Fairchild for “Who gives a Hoot about Winter,” Kim Mathison for “Caught by Surprise,” Rachel Damon for “Draft Horses at the Fryeburg Fair,” and semi-pros Ed Harrigan for “A New Generation” and Albert Martin for “Steam in the Snow.” Twenty other honorable mention recognitions were given to amateurs Jeb Eastman, Chip Diamond, Aliana Lanciaux, Keith Force, Carl Saccone, Nicholas Doak, Kathleen Heggie Frati, Dawn Garza, Donna Wilson, Virginia Moore, Saralyn Smith and Lis Boucher and semi-pros Megan Stuart, Andrew Kohn, Brian Irwin, Lisa Dufault and pro Stephen Pannone as well as to students Megan MacGillivray, Bjorn Myhre and Austin Perry. All honorable mention photographs also appear in the calendar.
Friberg and Leavitt thanked the many sponsors who made this year’s contest and calendar another success, and said they were grateful to supporters for their contributions of money, time and/or services.
M&D Productions will be hosting the contest winning photographs as their artist of the month in December, displayed in their main theatre lobby, located at 1857 White Mountain Highway.
The contest has a Facebook page with information on this year’s calendar and next year’s (fifth anniversary) event. There is also a survey/raffle being offered for photographers, sponsors and charities who fill out a questionnaire and drop it back to Bernie before March 1, 2012. The winning prize is a guaranteed placement of one of your photos in our 2013 calendar. Email Bernie@Badgerrealty.com or stop by Badger Realty to pick up a form.
Calendars will be on sale at locations throughout the Mt Washington Valley while they last, including: Zebs, White Birch Books, North Country Fair Jewelers, Flossie’s General Store, The Bernerhof Inn Bed & Breakfast, Curves of Fryeburg and North Conway, Settler’s Green OVP main office, Weston’s Farm store and of course Badger Realty’s North Conway and Jackson offices. Any business willing to help with calendar sales can contact Friberg about consignments.
“Bemis Falls,” by Madi Doucette was second place in the student competition. It is the photo for April.
“Moose in the Morning,” by Peter Eastman, was first place in the amateur class. It is the photo for May.
“Loon B,” by Jim Connors is second place in the amateur class. It is the photo for July.
“Shadows on a White Birch,” by Lisa Carper, was first place in the student class. It is the photo for August.
“Jackson Falls,” by Joshua Greenblatt, won first place semi-professional class. It is the photo for October.
“Freedom” by Mike Dana, won second place in the semi-professional class. It is the photo for November.