Winners of Sarge's Pet Photo Contest announced
The judges have made their decisions and the winners of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s seventh annual Pet Photo Contest have been chosen and notified.
"There were many photos submitted this year that challenged the judges in terms of composition and quality," said Beth Brown, co-judge with Ellen Schattie. "Photos also included a fun mix of animal subjects, use of color and creative captions.”
The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Bocelli’s Italian Eatery located at 319 N. Haywood St. in Waynesville.
“Ellen Schattie, owner of Bocelli’s, will provide a large room and refreshments for the winners and their families,” said Brenn Rohman, co-chairperson for the contest. “She has done this for Sarge’s for several years and we appreciate her generosity and involvement. All of the photos will be displayed, as everyone enjoys seeing the creativity of the entrants as well as the winning photos in each category.”
The Best In Show winner will receive a gift certificate for professional portraiture from Beth Brown Photography and a $50 gift certificate from Bocelli’s Italian Eatery.
First place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to Bocelli’s along with a certificate of merit and a toys or treats appropriate for the type of pet in the winning photo. Prizes will be in tote bags that have been hand-painted by Patty Coulter.
Second place winners will receive a $15 gift certificate to Bocelli’s and a certificate of merit.
And the winners are:
Best in Show
(Dog) “Snow Day” by Kathleen Brannan
—First place: “Lucy” by Cameron Kemp
— Second place: “Summer Enjoying the Winter”by Susan Libera
— First place: “Hello World” by Laura Howell
— Second place: “But Mommy, We Can Both Babysit!” by Mark Vellekoop
— First place: “Who’s the Pretty Cat in the Water Dish There? by Sandra Greenalch
— Second place: “Grumpier Cat” by Barbara Cook
— First place: “Kitten’s Day Out” by Barbara Cook
—Second place: “Cup Full of ‘Peanut’ ” by Lynn Piercey
— First place: “Making New Friends” by Susan Libera
— Second place: “All Creatures Great and Small” by Laurie F. Frodsham=
Under 12 Category
— First place: “Look Into My Eyes” by Alyssa Rowe
— Second place (tie): “Buddy System” by Andi Rios Niemeyer, and “Nap Time" by Emma Rowe
Sarge Rescue Category
—First place: “This is Rescued-Happy” by Brenn Rohman
—Second place: “Relaxing at the River” by Shelby Hodshon
Super Shooter Category
— First place: “Missy at the Beach" by Beverly Slone
— Second place: “She’s Mine” by Mollie Weaver
All photos will be on display in the glass cases on the first floor of the Waynesville Branch Library and will later be hung at the Adoption Center.