The perfect picture is always around the next corner. The winners of the 5th Annual Beaufort County Tri-Club Competition were ready when that special moment occurred. Each year the three photography clubs: Camera Club of Hilton Head, Photography Club of Beaufort and Photography Club of Sun City join together in friendly competition. The winners were selected by a panel of three professional photographers: Bluffton photojournalist Greg Smith; Deanna Bowdish, owner of The Gallery in downtown Beaufort; and Sarah Arkins, professor of photography at USCB. The judges evaluated a total of 89 entries, based on composition, technical quality and interest.
Here are the winners:
Novice: The Photography Club of Sun City won all: First Place to Lisa Hiles for “Teardrop Arch.” A tie for Second Place to Paula Smith and Ann Sinclair. Third place to Carol Corbutt and a tie for Honorable Mention to Wayne Sargent and Tom Mills.
Intermediate: First Place was Ellen Corbett for “Singin’ The Blues” (Beaufort); tie for Second Place: Bill Schmitt (Hilton Head); Jo Abrahamson (Beaufort) and Susan Thomas (Hilton Head). Third Place to Barry Wright (Beaufort) and Honorable Mention to Clyde Lohere (Hilton Head).
Advanced: First Place Tom Korbutt (Sun City) for “Soaring” and Donna Varner (Hilton Head) for “Premium Produce #47”. Second Place: Benjamin Fry (Beaufort); Third Place Jean-Marie Cote (Hilton Head) and tie for Honorable Mention to Jeannine Rowe (Sun City) and John Parsons (Hilton Head)
Expert: First Place: Paul Nurnberg (Beaufort) for “Old No. 30 in the Rain”; Second Place to Ron Selby (Beaufort); Third Place to Lamar Nix (Beaufort) and tie for Honorable Mention: Karen M. Peluso (Beaufort) and Vicky Levy (Sun City).