Boys & Girls Club
photographers clean up in competition
Blaine’s Boys and Girls Club photographers won five out of 12 possible first place awards at a recent county-wide photo competition in Bellingham. County photo contest winners included Channing Crews, 12, in photo essay, Brianna Covell, seven, in color film, Ronnie Jo Voght, eight, in digital, Carson Wilson, 11, in digital and Bailey Foster, eight, in photo essay.
Blaine Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Nicole Harr said that there was a lot of activity in the program, called Image Makers, in which kids as young as seven made photographs with digital equipment as well as with black and white and color film.
They took over 220 photos, and then narrowed it down to 45, and finally to just one apiece for age brackets competing in digital print, color film print, black and white film print and photo essay, in which a photo is accompanied by a paragraph or a poem.
The local competition was held March 28, and the top three in each category moved on to county-wide competition held last week. Blaine’s five first-place winners will go on to a multi-state Pacific Region competition and from there to a national contest.
Harr said that all the prints in the contest will be available for purchase at the Blaine Boys and Girls Club auction, “Bids for Kids,” to be held next August 6.