Eagle River’s Robert Martin won “Best of Show” in both the adult color and adult black and white (creative) categories in the 77th Annual Fur Rendezvous Juried Amateur Photography Contest, held in the Mall at Sears in Anchorage.
Entries were accepted in two divisions: junior and adult, in both black and white and color with 9 different categories: Portrait, Scenic, Wildlife, Pets, Sports, Flowers, Creative, Fur Rondy and Unclassified.
The competition was judged by professional photographers Dave Parkhurst of Alaska Naturally, Inc., Frank Flavin of Flavin Photography and Didier Lindsey of Alaska Wildlife Images. Together they have a total of 97 years in Alaskan photography and donated their time and experience to judge the contest. The criteria the judges used when making their selection were print quality, composition, clarity and sharpness. When applicable, impact, originality, and subject material matching the photo category were also considered, according to a press release.
The public will be able to view the photos in the Mall at Sears (located at 600 East Northern Lights Boulevard) through Sunday, March 4.
Best of show photos are selected from the first place winners in divisions, mediums and all nine categories.
The Fur Rendezvous Photo contest is open to all amateur photographers taking photographs in and of Alaska. This year’s contest was sponsored by The Mall at Sears. Blaines Art Supply, Sears and Alaska Corn Company.