Submitted by Peter J. LaBelle
The judging has concluded in the annual photo contest sponsored by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. A three judge panel selected winners in three age categories. This year the judges awarded Stacia Spaulding first prize in the adult category for her photo – Doe Re Mi. Runner-ups to 1st prize were Jillian Palmer's Winter Morning and Mary McCallum's Summer Greens. The winner in age category 13-18 is Chris Palmer for his photo Cat Tails, and first prize in age category 5 to 12 goes to Emery Benoit for her photo Red White and Blue.
As well as vying for top prize, each photograph was entered in a contest for inclusion in the CCCA 2012 calendar. This year marks the seventh year of the CCCA’s annual calendar, and the fourth year of the annual photo contest. Calendar photos are selected by vote of Cavendish residents, and the photo with the most votes receives the Popular Choice Award.
The choices for the next calendar are: Main St by James Burt; Spring Deer by Paula Felt; Seeds of Love by Martha Mott; Milkweed by Svetlana Phillips; Winter Morning by Jillian Palmer; Black River Valley by Winston Churchill; Purple Beauties by Cindy Fitzgibbons; Stop and Smell the Flowers by Tim O'Donoghue; Glad to be Back by Hans Schrag; Doe Re Mi by Stacia Spaulding; Apple Blossoms by Ellen Parrish; and Cat Tails by Chris Palmer.
Best in show is Spring Deer, by Paula Felt with runner ups Doe Re Mi by Stacia Spaulding and Playground Pug by Gail Verheyen.
CCCA has already announced that the next contest will occur in spring 2012, so Cavendish residents should be pointing their cameras around town and taking their best shots.