2010 Merriewold Morgan Horse Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Merriewold Morgan Photo ContestSeptember brought to close the very first Merriewold Morgans’ photo contest. What a fun and enjoyable contest it was!

The Judges pondered hard and long on the selection, but in the end, stuck to the overall criteria set out in the rules…artistic creativity, a natural theme and effectiveness in conveying the beauty or unique character of the Morgan horse.

Other determining factors were the quality (the technical correctness of the image taken). They felt that if the lighting and focus were improved on some of the pics, they would have placed better.
Merriewold Morgans would like to thank the sponsors of the Magnificent Morgan Horse Photo Contest for their participation and donation of the fantastic 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Please visit their websites below, when you are shopping for their products and services.
 Another big thank you goes out to all the participants for submitting such great images! The Judges’ enjoyed them so much that they selected several Honorable Mentions. These contestants were surprised with a free organic tote bag from the owner of Merriewold Morgans, Diana Wold.
Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the contest results:

Spencer and Cassie - 1st Place Winner! 1st Place Prize went to Pat Prouty of Grass Valley, California.  She won a $250 gift card to Samy’s Camera for in-store or online use by the owner of our winning entry.First Place prize - $250 Gift Card from Samy's Camera Samy’s Camera 614 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-963-7269 http://www.samys.com
Spencer and Cassie – 1st Place Winner
Wes and Bourbon - 2nd Place Winners! 2nd Place prize - Personal Cartoon Portrait by Entera2nd Place Prize went to Laurel De Vries of Winnemucca, Nevada.  She wins a personal cartoon portrait of the Morgan and owner by Entera, the artist.Entera http://www.entera-theartist.com
Wes and Bourbon – 2nd Place Winner
Cherry2 - 3rd Place Winner! 3rd Place prize - An 11x14 custom print of winning entry on canvas.3rd Place Prize went to Hayley Lippman of Burt, New York.  She won an 11″x14″ custom print of the winning entry on canvas by Simi Valley Photo Labs.Simi Valley Photo Labs 660 E. L.A. Avenue, Suite G Simi Valley, CA 93065 805-584-8297 http://www.simivalleyphotolabs.com
Cherry2 – 3rd Place Winner

Honorable Mentions:

First Kiss - 1st Honorable Mention First Kiss  by Roxanne Key of Arroyo Grande, California Soluppgang - 2nd Honorable Mention Soluppgang  by Lasse Hallstrom of Slite, Sweden A Mother's Love - 3rd Honorable Mention A Mother’s Love  bySusan Walker of Kent, Ohio
Hello My Friend - 4th Honorable Mention Hello My Friend  by Jaynee Clark of Oberlin, Ohio Together - 5th Honorable Mention Together  by Sheri Beard of LaGrange, Ohio Flying Snow Angel Morgan - 6th Honorable Mention Flying Snow Angel Morgan by JC FitzGerald of Avon Lake, Ohio
To view all the contest entries visit the Contest Photo Album

To look at the contest rules and regs….click here





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