WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club announced the winners of the October competitions for prints and slides.
The month's theme was "Love/Friendship."
The print winners for the theme competition were Leanne Sinicropi, first place; Sam Rees, second place; and Andy Tindor, third place. In the open category, the winners included Claudia Norris, first place; Diane Bannister, second place; and Angela McClain, third place. The special effects winners were Dave Rees, first place; Debra Snider, second place; and Norris, third place.
The theme slide winners were Norris, first place; and Steve Whiting, second place. The open category winners included Norris, first place; and Whiting, second place. The special effects winners were Whiting, first place; and Norris, second place.
The first meeting in October was a business meeting discussing upcoming events. October activities and events included the annual club photo exhibit at the Fort Steuben Mall; a trip to view the photo exhibit of Master Photographer Jay Stock in Wheeling, then proceeding on a field trip to tour downtown Wheeling to photograph Victorian architecture. The annual awards banquet was also held. The club opened its exhibit at the Mary H. Weir Public Library Oct. 23 with the theme "Colors of Autumn."
The special winners chosen from among the mall exhibit pictures were Don Roberts, winner of the "People's Choice Award" with a picture of lightning taken from the Cardinal Plant in Brilliant, Ohio. Dave Rees won the "Member's Choice Award" with a scenic picture taken at Hocking Hills, Ohio.
The camera club holds meetings at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall on state Route 43. The first monthly meeting is usually a workshop on improving photography skills. The second meeting is competitions. Members enter prints and slides in three categories - topic of the month, open and special effects.
Members arrange several picture-taking field trips each year. Club members have the opportunity to display their pictures in various exhibits.
Members use both film and digital cameras, and the club welcomes persons of all ages and all levels of photography experience, including beginners.
The yearly dues are $20 per person and $25 for a family.
The next meeting is Dec. 4. There will be no other meetings because of the holidays.
For information, contact President Whiting at (740) 546-3923.