Includes first; second; and third; place photos.
Monday, March 20, 2023

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Thank you to Ed Dove and Lesanne Fliehler, who coordinated the contest, and to Larry Mendenhall and Tim Schoon, this year’s judges. Hills Bank and Trust was again the prize sponsor.

International Category
First Place: LuAnn Robinson, "Simply Stunning," Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Judges’ comments: "Lovely setting with a composition nicely framed with the trees to add depth to the photo."

Second Place: Christopher Goerdt, Dalmatian Islands at dusk.

Third Place: Jan Lawler, Millers view from home inside windmill, Kinderdijk, Netherlands.

USA Category
First Place: John Donelson, Lake McDonald, Montana. Judges’ comments: "We loved the color palette and the contrasting color of the foreground with the rest of the photo."

Second Place: Linda Muston, Statuesque saguaro, Arizona.

Third Place: Deb Brandt, Sunrise in Princeville, Hawaii.

Iowa Category
First Place: Doug Brenner, "Leaf Pattern on a Winter Sidewalk," Iowa City. Judges’ comments: "We are both fans of details, and this is good seeing. When it comes to Iowa photography, it’s often the little things that stand out."

Second Place: Diana Harris, July rainbow, Iowa City.

Third Place: Roseanne Shea Meyer, Black-and-white photo of the Levitt Center, Iowa City.

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