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'Captured: Highlands County' Photo Competition Winners Announced

Monday, July 11, 2016

‘Captured: Highlands County’ Photo Competition Winners Announced
Photography Exhibit on Display Through September 16

SEBRING, Fla. (July 11, 2016) – On July 8, the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) held its third annual photography competition, which will be on exhibit through Sept. 16. This year’s theme is “Captured: Highlands County” as MoTA partnered with the Highlands County Tourism Development Council (TDC) to feature the unique images that are in and around Highlands County. The exhibit, which features 11 photographers showcasing 62 photographs, will be on display through Sept. 16 and admission to MoTA, located behind the Sebring Public Library, is free.

The competition, which was open to local and regional photographers of all ages, awarded cash prizes totaling $500 through a jurying and judging process. This year’s competition includes a special youth category for photographers under the age of 18. Sponsors include: Highlands Co. TDC (Promotional Partner), News Sun (Media Sponsor) and Jarrett Family Foundation (Awards Sponsor).

The winners are as follows:
Best in Show ($250) – Caroline Maxcy Fox of Sebring for “The Fern Garden Trail”
•Receives complimentary booth at the 50th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 5-6, 2016.
•The Best in Show photograph will be featured in promotional materials for the TDC.

Best Photo by Young Photographer Under 18 ($100)- Adam Eaton of Sebring for “Blending In”
Receives complimentary Emerging Artist exhibit space at the 50th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 5-6, 2016.
Honorable Mentions:
1) Landmarks ($50) – Kevin Collier of Sebring for “Fishing at Sunset”
2) Landscapes, Waterscapes & Flora ($50) – Adam Eaton for “Watching the Sunset”
3) Liveliness ($50) – Kevin Collier for “Paddock Vipers”

Other participating photographers include:
•Cindy Maxon, Sebring
•Cindy Rose Eaton, Sebring
•Kristy Harris, Sebring
•Lynda Gruber, Sebring
•Lewis Hall, Sebring
•Peggy Scefcyk, Sebring
•Cynthia Morrison, Palm Beach
•Jerry Stout, Sebring

For information, visit the Highlands Art League website at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org. The mission of the Highlands Art League is to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages and to positively impact our community through the celebration and exploration of the arts.