To call this year’s Seymour Area Arts Council photography show a success would be an understatement.
There was a record number of entries — more than 130.
There was a record number of visitors.
And the show had ample space minus crowded conditions courtesy of the Seymour United Methodist Church, which donated use of its fellowship hall for the annual event.
“We were really pleased with the number of entries and the quality of the entries,” said Tommy Claxton, the show’s chairman. “The number of visitors also was way up. We had a lot of people coming to look on Saturday and Sunday.”
There were two big winners.
Rhonda Henderson won the Judge’s Choice Award.
Eight-year-old Alivia Bennett was winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Each received a $100 cash prize for their top honors.
“There is a lot of talent here in Seymour when it comes to taking photos,” Claxton said.
“That sure showed with our show this weekend.”
Winners at the photography show included:
Amateur & Student Division
JUNIORS (AGE 12 AND UNDER) — 1. Alivia Bennett, 2. Addysann Baker, 3. Addysann Baker.
LANDSCAPE/SCENERY — 1. Abby Ruiz, 2. Barbara Woodruff, 3. Barbara Woodruff.
ANIMAL/WILDLIFE — 1. Barbara Woodruff, 2. Suzanna Smith, 3. Michael Kyle.
PEOPLE/PORTRAITS — 1. George Blakey, 2. Abby Ruiz, 3. Kristina Kyle.
ARCHITECTURE/OBJECTS — 1. Abby Ruiz, 2. George Blakey, 3. George Blakey.
DIGITALLY ALTERED — 1. Michael Kyle, 2. Barbara Woodruff, 3. Suzanna Smith.
BLACK & WHITE — 1. Barbara Woodruff.
LANDSCAPE/SCENERY — 1. Rhonda Henderson, 2. Brandi Strong, 3. Rhonda Henderson.
ANIMALS/WILDLIFE — 1. You Yi Rhode, 2. Michael Kyle, 3. Brandi Strong.
PEOPLE/PORTRAITS — 1. Rachael Miller, 2. You Yi Rhode, 3. Shawn Crump.
ARCHITECTURE/OBJECTS — 1. Wanda Nava, 2. Rhonda Henderson, 3. Wanda Nava.
DIGITALLY ALTERED — 1. Rhonda Henderson, 2. Rhonda Henderson, 3. Rachael Miller.
BLACK & WHITE — 1. Brandi Strong, 2. Rachael Miller, 3. You Yi Rhode.
All division winners received $25 gift cards, courtesy of donations by many Seymour businesses and individuals.