Category Archives: Competition Winners

03/07/2018 – Projection Competition – Fast or Slow Shutter Speed

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the March 7 , 2018 meeting.  The projection competition was “Fast or Slow Shutter Speed”


The winners were:
Compete Randy Knauf Waterdrop
First Place – Randy Knauf – “Water Drop”
Compete Cindy Martin Outer Banks Lighthouse (1 of 1)
Second Place –Cindy Martin – “Outer Banks Lighthouse”
Compete Tom Devlin Roadside Creek
Third Place – Tom Devlin – “Roadside Creek”
Compete Stan Bolton I-40 Light Trails
Fourth Place – Stan Bolton – “I  40 Light Trails”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be April 18, 2018. The program will be a projection competition of “Open This Year.” The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

2/7/2018 Open Print Competition

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the February , 2018 meeting.  The print competition was “Open Print”


The winners were:
1st Place - Phil Echardt - Quiet Morning
First Place – Phil Echerd – “Quiet Morning”
2nd Place - Randy Knauf - Craic
Second Place –  Randy Knauf – “Craic”
3rd Place - Judy Young _ Lake Mattamuskeet
Third Place – Judy Young – “Lake Mattamuskeet”
4th Place - Richard Griffin - White Egret
Fourth Place – Richard Griffin – “White Egret”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be February 21, 2018. The program will be a presentation on “Cuba” given by club member Cindy Martin.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

01/17/2018 – Projection Competition – Open

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the January 17 , 2018 meeting.  The projection competition was “Open”.
The  winners were:

Compete Randy Knauf Taco Truck Girl

First Place – Randy Knauf – “Taco Truck Girl”
Compete John Pascone Whitetop Winter
Second Place – John Pascone – “Whitetop Winter”
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Third Place – Mitzi Gellman – “Foggy Morning”
Compete Ed Lane White Sands (1 of 1)
Fourth place – Ed Lane – “White Sands”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be January 7, 2018. The program will be a projection competition – “Dept. of Field Extremes”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

2017 Year End Awards

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its year end competitions for 2017. 

The Print of the Year 2017
2nd Place - A Group - Randy Knauf - Duesenberg Boattail
Randy Knauf – “Duesenberg Boat Tail”
The Accomplished Division print winners for 2017 were:
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First Place – Ed Lane – “Beach 4 Sunrise Walk”
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Second Place – Ed Lane – “Lake Edith, Jasper, Canada”
3rd Place TIE - A_Group_Judy_Young_Old_Man_&_the_Sea
Third Place – Judy Young – “Old Man and the Sea”
A_Bolton_Stan_Cappelia Pas De Deux
Honorable Mention – Stan Bolton – “Capelia Pas de Deux”
The Intermediate Division print winners for 2017 were:
1st Place - B_Martin_Cindy_Cuban Lady (1 of 1)
First Place – Cindy Martin – “Cuban Lady”
1st Place -B_Pascone_John_Epcot
Second Place – John Pascone – “Epcot”
Cascade
Third Place – Dean Powell – “Cascade in the Woods”
2nd Place - B Group - Dean Powell - Super Moon
Honorable Mention – Dean Powell – “Super Moon”
Projection Image of the Year 2017
1st - Andy Fay - Outerbanks Currituck
Andy Fay – “Outerbanks Currituck Staircase”
The Accomplished Division projection image winners for 2017
3rd Place, Ed Lane Bow Lake
First Place – Ed Lane – “Bow Lake”
1st - John Hildebrand - Charging Herd
Second Place – John Hildebrand – “Charging Herd”
2nd - A_Hildebrand_John_Dancers_Shadowplay
Third Place – John Hildebrand – “Dancer’s Shadow Play”
3rd Place - A Group- Doreen Sugierski - Bottles and Balls and Mirrors
Honorable Mention – Doreen Sugierski – “Bottles and Balls and Mirrors”
The Intermediate Division projection image winners for 2017
2nd - Ravi Patel - Shady Dealings
First Place – Ravi Patel – “Shady Dealings”
3rd Place Tie, Cindy Martin Handmade in Belgrade
Second Place – Cindy Martin –  “Handmade in Belgrade”
2nd Place - Ravi Patel - Cactus Designs
Third Place – Ravi Patel – “Cactus Design”
1st - B_Patel_Ravi_Sunset Midst Lights
Honorable Mention – Ravi Patel – “Sunset Midst Lights”
The Frank J Miller Artistic Image of the year goes to Mitzi Gellman for “Dali-Mingos”
Miller Winner
Every year a photographer in each division who has not only placed in competitions throughout the year but has also consistently participated in meetings, field trips, and other club functions is awarded as the photographer of the year for that division.
The Photographers of the Year are:
Accomplished Division – Doreen Sugierski
Intermediate Division – Cindy Martin
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be January 3, 2018. The program will be a discussion on gear and gadgets and other tips and tricks.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

11/01/2017 – Projection Competition – “Field Trip Images”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the November 1, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was Field Trip Images.


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st - Doreen Sugierski - Bullfrog in Duckweed
First Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Bullfrog in Duckweed”
2nd - Doreen Sugierski - Morning at Mattamuskeet
Second Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Morning in Mattamuskeet”
3rd - Mitzi Gellman - Hilton Head Egret
Third Place – Mitzi Gellman – “Hilton Head Egret”
HM - Judy Young - Duck Sunrise
Honorable Mention – Judy Young – “Duck Sunrise”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st - Andy Fay - Outerbanks Currituck
First Place – Andy Fay – “Outerbanks Currituck”
2nd - John Pascone - Currituck Sound Sunset
Second Place –  John Pascone – “Currituck Sound Sunset”
3rd - Cindy Martin - Historic Railway Station
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Historic Railway Station”
HM - Ravi Patel - Trails at Bodie Island Lighthouse
Honorable Mention – Ravi Patel – “Trail at Bodie Island Lighthouse”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be November 15, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Favorite Image”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

10/18/2017 – Projection Competition – “Make Me Laugh”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the October 18, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was”Make Me Laugh”.


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st - Judy Young - Whazz Up
First Place –  Judy Young – “Whazz Up”
2nd - Richard Griffin - Neighbors
Second Place – Richard Griffin – “Neighbors”
3rd - Judy Young - The Lick
Third Place – Judy Young – “The Lick”
HM - Paul VanBreemen - Fish Food
Honorable Mention – Paul Van Breemen – “Fish Food”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st - Cindy Martin - Hydrant Snowman
First Place –  Cindy Martin – “Hydrant Snowman”
2nd - Ravi Patel - Shady Dealings
Second Place – Ravi Patel – “Shady Dealings”
3rd - Andy Fay - Roar
Third Place – Andy Fay – “Roar”
HM - Cindy Martin - A Devilish Good Time
Honorable Mention – Cindy Martin – “A Devilish Good Time”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be November 15, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Favorite Image”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

10/04/2017 – Projection Competition – “Sports Action”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the October 4,, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Sports Action.”

The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place -A Group - Drive to Score - John Hildebrand
First Place – “Drive to Score” – John Hildebrand

Gaga Ball

Tie Second Place – “Ga-ga Ball Match” – Doreen Sugierski
2nd Place TIE - A Group - The Kill - John Hildebrand
Tie Second Place – “The Kill” – John Hildebrand
HM - A Group - Kite Surfer - Randy Knauf
Honorable Mention –”Kite Surfer” – Randy Knauf
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place B Group - Swimming up for a Breath - Andy Fay
First Place – “Swimming up for a Breath” – Andy Fay
2nd Place - B group - Long Boarding - Andy Fay
Second Place – “Long Boarding” – Andy Fay
3rd Place - B Group - Surfer Girl - Cindy Martin
Third Place – “Surfer Girl” – Cindy Martin
HM - B Group - GNCC Race - Jim Gulnac
Honorable Mention – “GNCC Race” – Jim Gulnac
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be      October 18, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Make Me Laugh”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

09/20/2017 – Projection Competition – “Collections”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the September 20, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Collections”.

The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - Doreen Sugierski - Camera Collection
First Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Camera Collection”
2nd Place - Paul VanBreemen - A Few Cameras
Second Place – Paul VanBreemen – “A Few Cameras”
3rd Place - Ed Lane - Classics
Third Place – Ed Lane – “Classics”
HM Richard Washer - Travel Spoon Collection
Honorable Mention – Richard Washer – “Travel Spoon Collection”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - Cindy Martin - Political Memorabilia
First Place – Cindy Martin – “Political Memorabilia”
2nd Place - Dean Powell -Garden Club
Second Place –  Dean Powell – “Garden Club”
3rd Place - Ravi Patel - Elephant Stein Collection
Third Place – Ravi Patel – “Elephant Stein Collection”
HM - John Pascone - Ledros
Honorable Mention – John Pascone – “Ledros”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be October 4, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Sports Action”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

09/06/2017 – Projection Competition “Eyes”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the September 06, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Eyes”


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - Randy Knauf - Hawkeye
First Place – Randy Knauf – “Hawkeye”
2nd Place = Ed Lane - I See You
Second Place – Ed Lane – “I See You”
3rd Place - Paul VanBreemen - Wise Owl
Third Place –Paul Van Breemen – “Wise Owl”
HM - Ann Fitzsimmons - Baby Blues
Honorable Mention – Ann Fitzsimmons  – No Title

The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - Jim Gulnac - Kari
First Place – Jim Gulnac – “Kari”
2nd Place - Cindy Martin - Eyes of an Artist
Second Place –Cindy Martin – “Eyes of an Artist”
3rd Place - John Pascone - Hoot Said That
Third Place – John Pascone – “Hoot Said That”
TIE - HM - Jim Gulnac - Daughter Kristen Bride
Tie Honorable Mention – Jim Gulnac – “Daughter Kristen Bride”
TIE - HM - Ravi Patel - Focused Eyes
Tie Honorable Mention – Ravi Patel – “Focused Eyes”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 20, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Collections”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

08/16/2017 – Open Print – This Year

 The Catawba Valley Camera Club announces the winners of its August 16, 2017  photographic competition. The print competition was “Open – This Year”
Accomplished Division Winners:
A_Lane_Ed_Beach_4_At_Sunrise (1 of 1)
First Place – Ed Lane – “Beach 4 Sunrise”
Smile for the Camera
Second Place – Judy Young – “Smile for the Camera”
A_Sugierski_Doreen Mary Help of Christians Basillica at Belmont Abbey
Third Place – Doreen Sugerski – “Mary Help of Christmas Basilica at Belmont Abby”
A_Lane_Ed_Hilton_Driftwood (1 of 1)
Honorable Mention – Ed Lane – “Hilton Driftwood”
Intermediate Division Winners:
Cascade
First Place – Dean Powell – “Cascade in the Woods”
B_Martin_Cindy_Havana Street Scene
Second Place – Cindy Martin – “Havana Street Scene”
B_Martin_Cindy_Feeling The Music
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Feeling the Music”
View Through the Wood
Honorable Mention – Dean Powell – “View through the Wood”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 6, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Eyes”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.