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WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest

Back in May, we announced Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest.  By the end of the contest, we saw more entries than ever before!  Our judges needed extra time to deliberate, but they have finally chosen the winners!

Performance Category

With so many good entries, we’d be remiss to not highlight a few Honorable Mentions.  Two that stood out in the Performance category were some great action shots by Alma Wright and Emrah Lekiq.

Performance category Honorable Mention: Alma Wright
Performance category Honorable Mention: Alma Wright
Performance category Honorable Mention: Emrah Lekiq
Performance category Honorable Mention: Emrah Lekiq

The winner of the Performance category ended up being David Jhoo!  The judges really liked the dynamic movement in the shot and they felt that the outdoor setting provided great natural light for the instrument and made for an interesting backdrop.  Congratulations, David!

WINNER in Performance category: David Jhoo!
WINNER in the Performance category: David Jhoo!

Artistic Category

The entries in the Artistic category were especially interesting.  We’d like to give Honorable mentions to Clotilde Zehnder and Steve Bryan for their unique and creative entries.

Honorable Mention Artistic category: Clotilde Zehnder
Artistic category Honorable Mention: Clotilde Zehnder
Artistic category Honorable Mention: "Tea Time with the Angels" by Steve Bryan
Artistic category Honorable Mention: “Tea Time with the Angels” by Steve Bryan

For the winner of the Artistic category, the judges selected Michele Wiler Kolbas’ gravity defying entry.  The judges liked the energy and joy that the photo communicated.  Congratulations, Michele!

WINNER in the Artistic category: Michele Wiler Kolbas
WINNER in the Artistic category: Michele Wiler Kolbas!

Humorous Category

In this more relaxed category, our entrants got really creative.  Honorable mentions go out to Marie Dunford and Clotilde Zehnder.  Both were able to capture light-hearted moments with children experiencing music.

Humorous category Honorable Mention: Marie Dunford
Humorous category Honorable Mention: Marie Dunford
Humorous category Honorable Mention: Clotilde Zehnder
Humorous category Honorable Mention: Clotilde Zehnder

Apparently, our judges are real pun-sters, because the winning entry in the Humorous category was titled “Violin for Dummies.”  Take a look at Cecille Gove’s silly submission.  Congratulations, Cecille!

WINNER in the Humorous category: "Violin for Dummies" by Cecille Gove
WINNER in the Humorous category: “Violin for Dummies” by Cecille Gove

GRAND PRIZE Winner!

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the Grand Prize WINNER.  This year, the judges were almost unanimous in their selection.  The grand prize of $200 store credit goes too Emrah Lekiq!  The judges really liked the composition and attitude of the photo.  Congratulations, Emrah!

Grand Prize WINNER: Emrah Lekiq
Grand Prize WINNER: Emrah Lekiq

Thank you so much to everyone that participated.  We really appreciated the enthusiasm of all the entrants.  If you weren’t one of the winners or weren’t able to participate, don’t worry!  We will be announcing the next contest soon.  Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for details.

2 thoughts on “WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest”

  1. Thanks 😉 Please do a post on learning to play music with others, for the adult student! Where do I go ?_?

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