ImageMakers Photography Program at the La Conner Club
La Conner Boys & Girls Club recently announced the winners of its ImageMakers National Photography Contest, sponsored by Sony Electronics Inc. The winners are:
• Isabel Dowrey, Jump, Portrait, 6-9
• Jensen Brooks, Shades, Surroundings, 6-9
• Eliza Schnabel, Tribal Sunset, Culture & Tradition, 6-9
• Riley Brooks, Boundaries, Surroundings, 10-12
• Emma Worgum, Cross-2-B-Fit, Portrait, 10-12
With more than 38,000 kids participating annually and 50 kids locally, the ImageMakers Photography Program teaches Club Members age 6-18 the art and science of photography. As part of the program, the ImageMakers National Photography Contest, which has a rich, 50-plus-year history in Boys & Girls Clubs, invited young people to capture photographs in four different categories: culture and tradition, surroundings, portraits and photo with essay or poem.
As a local winner, these five members will advance to regional competitions in Monterey Park, California for a chance to advance to the national competition later this spring. National winners’ artwork will be featured by Boys & Girls Clubs of America throughout the year, and the winners will receive educational opportunities to celebrate their success.
“We are proud of our members whose artwork has been recognized with the local awards of the ImageMakers National Photography Contest and wish each of them luck as they advance to the regional competition,” said Kendrick Davis-Pittmon, La Conner Club Director “We are grateful to Sony Electronics for their support in providing our Club access to programs and tools in the area of photography to educate and engage all young people in the arts.”
The La Conner Boys & Girls Club also received a photography package, which included several Sony point-and-shoot cameras, Sony interchangeable lens cameras and Sony VAIO computers, as well as a stipend to help offset printing and other photography-related costs. This program, to be led by Program Lead Bailey Wyles will begin again on Thursdays & Fridays starting in April, and is free to any student in the community. All photographs from the Winter session of ImageMakers will be on display at the La Conner Club located at 305 North 6th Street, at Maple Hall on March 21st during the Kiwaffodil – presented by the La Conner Kiwanis.
All the winning photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page.