The Florida Wildlife Federation (F.W.F.)about just announced the ten winners of its annual photography contestlink. Nancy had entered seven images covering seven of the eight categories for which her images were eligible and wound up winning the Flowers category with her image “Ghost Orchid”.
We were hoping Nancy’s favorite image, “Osprey Family”, would win an award but the judges obviously preferred the yawning grebe. Oh, well. We are still thrilled with our results.
At the Lutz Arts & Crafts Festivalannounced last weekend, Nancy received second place in photography. This was our first time in this festival. It was a small festival with more crafts than fine art (I believe Nancy was one of only four photographers, but the others were very good). We are thankful for the award and look forward to next year’s show.
The Best In Show winner this year was also a photographer (which is also quite rare), Terrance Thompson, also of Pembroke Pines.
I thought now would be a good time to remind you what constitutes news. To paraphrase The News Manual, news must be timely, it must be true (although this requirement has fallen out of favor of late), and it must be unusual. This article definitely meets all of those requirements. It does not qualify to be added to our list of awards, however. Another beautiful thing about this post is that there is more than one conclusion that one might draw from this information. I’ll leave that as an exercise for the reader.
Last weekend, Nancy received an award at what would be the 31st Anniversary of ArtsFest in Stuart. This was not our first award at ArtsFest (in fact, I see a trend developing). Once again, we were very thankful.
At Ridge Art Association‘s Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven the weekend of March 19th, Nancy received an Honorable Mention. I’m having trouble confirming it, but I think she was the only photographer to win an award at this festival.
At the 30th Anniversary of ArtsFest in Stuart, Nancy got another award. That was our second time at that festival, and our second award. We were again thrilled (the idea of someone appreciating your work never gets old). You should have been there.