The contest is an annual contest that encourages 4-H members to use photography as a meaningful communication tool in their lives and develop skills in composition, light, story line, posing and awareness. 4-H members can choose to participate in the photography contest using either digital or film photographs.
4-H members had to first compete in a county level contest in order to qualify for the District 11 photography contest.
Placing in the District 11 contest were:
Katie Bauer — Blue ribbon, intermediate, natural landscape, color; and third place: intermediate, plant/flora, color.
Andres Gaitan — Fourth place, intermediate, people, color; blue ribbon, intermediate, plant/flora, black and white; and fourth place, intermediate, still life, color.
Whitlee Whitlow — Blue ribbon, animals, color; second place, natural landscape, black and white; and blue ribbon, plant/flora, color.
Jose Munos — Blue ribbon, natural landscape, color.
Chris Duenes — Second place at the county contest, plant/flora, color.
Pre 4-H members are eligible to participate in the county contest. Participating in the pre 4-H category at the county level were Anissa Gaitan: Animals – color.
Senior age 4-H members are eligible to compete in the State 4-H Photography Contest this summer. Bee County 4-H member participating will be Sara Munos, animals, color.
To view all the pictures exhibited in the 4-H photography contests, check out the Bee County Extension Office website at http://bee-tx.tamu.edu. Choose newsletters – inserts, and then view the 4-H Champions for March 2009.
For more information on the 4-H program in Bee County, call 362-3280, or come by the Extension office in Dougherty Building at 210 E. Corpus Christi St. in Beeville.