2020–2021 YEAR-END COMPETITION AWARDS

The year of Covid-19.  All awards were presented remotely at our year-end event.

Accumulated Points Awards

Every month many of our members compete in assignments and open categories.  These are the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners after 9 months of rigorous competition.  A minimum of 30 points is required for each award.

Accumulated points award winners from previous years can be found in the summer issues of the Lens and Eye.

Prints

Intermediate Prints

Points
Name
3rd Place tie
36 points
Steven Lapidus
3rd Place tie
36 points
Kay Norvell
2nd Place
37 points
Peter Dunner
1st Place
61 points
Steven Frahm

Advanced Prints

Place
Points
Person
3rd Place
65 points
Stan Collyer
2nd Place
67 points
Nikos Zacharakis
1st Place
80 points
Bill Seelig

Print Photographer of the Year
Bill Seelig

Bill Seelig, "Mermaid"
Bill Seelig, "Mermaid"

2021 Print Photographer of the Year

Bill Seelig, "Running with Scissors"
Bill Seelig, "Running with Scissors"

2021 Print Photographer of the Year

Bill Seelig, "Double Light"
Bill Seelig, "Double Light"

2021 Print Photographer of the Year

Bill Seelig, "Mermaid"
Bill Seelig, "Mermaid"

2021 Print Photographer of the Year

Electronic Images

Novice Electronic

Points
Person
3rd Place
44 points
Riko Saidel
2nd Place
46 points
Pauline Jaffe
1st Place
54 points
Maude Svensson

Intermediate Electronic

Points
Person
3rd Place
55 points
Max Kantzer
2nd Place
71 points
Peter Winik
1st Place
77 points
Ruiqing Pamboukian

Advanced Electronic

Points
Person
3rd Place
42 points
Jose Cartas
2nd Place
62 points
Joanne Mars
1st Place
134 points
David Terao

Electronic Photographer of the Year
David Terao

David Terao, "White Nigella"
David Terao, "White Nigella"

2021 Electronic Photographer of the Year

David Terao, "Red Dragonfly and Lotus"
David Terao, "Red Dragonfly and Lotus"

2021 Electronic Photographer of the Year

David Terao, "A Bowl of Bubbles"
David Terao, "A Bowl of Bubbles"

2021 Electronic Photographer of the Year

David Terao, "White Nigella"
David Terao, "White Nigella"

2021 Electronic Photographer of the Year

Top Ten Prints of the Year

(Juried)

For our print competitors, we collect all the prints that have won awards during the program year. A three- judge jury of highly-qualified, non-competing club members selects the Top 10 Prints of the Year, designating one as Print of the Year.

In no particular order:

Bill Seelig
"Tilt & Shift"
Nikos Zacharakis
"Tango Mood"
Jim Turner
"Self Portrait"
Kathryn Mohrman
"On Penobscot Bay"
Jim Turner
"Muscid Fly"
James Corbett
"Eyes of Gold"
Nikos Zacharakis
"Gem in the Ocean"
James Corbett
"Steel Town Quarterback"
Ruiqing Pamboukian
"Preening Egrets"
1st
Saul Pleeter
"Coco"
Saul Pleeter, "Coco"
Saul Pleeter, "Coco"

2021 Print Image of the Year

Bill Seelig, "Tilt and Shift"
Bill Seelig, "Tilt and Shift"

James Corbett, "Eyes of Gold"
James Corbett, "Eyes of Gold"

Saul Pleeter, "Coco"
Saul Pleeter, "Coco"

2021 Print Image of the Year

Top Ten Electronic Images of the Year
(Members Choice)

We encourage our membership to vote in the Members Choice for their 20 favorite images (This year there were 221 winning electronic images.)  The ten images with the highest number of votes are the “Top Ten Electronic Image” winners, and the image with the highest number of votes is the “Electronic Image of the Year."

Our Top Ten Became 11 Due to Ties

15
Max Kantzer
“Tree at Greenhill Vineyard”
15
Joanne Mars
“Crowned Redhead”
15
David Terao
“Radish in a Cup”
15
Claudia Seelig
“Fawns Licking”
17
David Terao
“Dancing in a Cloud”
18
Gary McDavid
“Heroes for All Time”
19
Bruce Davis
“Three Bison”
21
Ruiqing Pamboukian
“Foggy Morning”
21
Ruiqing Pamboukian
“The Story of Spring”
21
Melissa Clark
“Sapa Fields”
29
Ruiqing Pamboukian
“Misty Morning Flight”
Ruiqing Pamboukian, "Misty Morning flight"
Ruiqing Pamboukian, "Misty Morning flight"

2021 Electronic Image of the Year

Melissa Clark, "Sapa Fields"
Melissa Clark, "Sapa Fields"

Claudia Seelig, "Fawns Licking"
Claudia Seelig, "Fawns Licking"

Ruiqing Pamboukian, "Misty Morning flight"
Ruiqing Pamboukian, "Misty Morning flight"

2021 Electronic Image of the Year

Star Awards

For those members who compete in the advanced level, regardless of category, points are collected across however many years they have competed.  For every 100 points acquired, a “Star Award” is granted, and those members are honored at our annual year-end awards event. 

The following members have reached newly achieved levels of advanced points and thus a new Star on their cap.           

Stars
Points
Recipient
1 Star
163
Nikos Zacharakis
2 Stars
204
Guillermo Olaizola
221
Joanne Mars
231
James Chia
4 Stars
422
Chet Stein
422
David Terao
7 Stars
727
Bill Seelig
8 Stars
814
Mark Segal