Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon Photo

Blue Ribbon Photo

The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal, and their Photography Salon (contest) has grown to be quite competitive in its 77-year history.  This year’s contest attracted 1,143 photographers from 23 states, with 3,642 entries.

On average, only 24% of the entered photos were selected for display during the Salon. I had 3 of my 4 entries selected, which put me and the other 60 photographers with three selected entries in the top 5%.  Only two photographers had all four entries accepted for the Salon.

One of my three selected entries, “Wishin and Hopin” won 1st place in its category.  I was thrilled to have my seven year-old grandson, subject of the photo, with me to accept the prize.

Thought for the Day:  Perseverance is a great element of success.                                                                                                                            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.
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4 Responses to Blue Ribbon

  1. Lisa Rushing says:

    Love it!!!! Congratulations!!! Winning photo of the winners as well!

    Is this the first time the “public” has seen the face behind the camera?😉


    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Stichler, Ann says:


    Ann Stichler | Black Hills Energy Regulatory Affairs | 1102 East 1st Street, Papillion, NE 68046 | Ph 402-221-2148 | Fax 402-829-2148 |


  3. Congratulations, good Buddy. I have a place cleared on my coffee table for your book when it comes out.


  4. Patrick Joyce says:


    Sent from my iPad



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