2019 Year End Awards

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the 2019 year end award winners.


Print Image of the year – White Thoroughbred – Chip Young

First Place – Judy Young – Canadian Lynx

Second Place – John Pascone – Sunrise at Mesa Arch

Third Place – Judy Young – Do You See What I See?

Fourth Place – Tom Devlin – Osprey Landing


Projected Image of the Year – Ravi Patel – Lighting Up Charlotte

First Place – Tom Devlin – Swamp House

Second Place – Phil Echerd – Utah Night

Third Place – Randy Knauf – Hands

Fourth Place – John Pascone – All Aboard

“It is suggested that each entry be a photograph that seeks to portray FORMS OR PATTERNS OR MOVEMENTS OR LIGHT of the subject across the image. It shall be an image that depicts Vividness and Force that shows the Impression, or Imagination, the Subject makes upon the photographer’s Vision — and that that conveys, or holds attention toward exciting emotions and Sensation of those who may view, or judge such Artistic endeavors of the photographer.”

The above paragraph is the criteria for the Frank J. Miller award for the Artistic Photographer Award. The winner of this award for 2019 is Randy Knauf:

Jack’s Honky Tonk Grill

Every year a photographer 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 the photographer of the year.

The Photographer of the Year for 2019 is Tom Devlin

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 8, 2020. The program will be a projection competition – “Holidays”. 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.