BRATTLEBORO — In-Sight Photography named the winners of its first photo contest at an award ceremony and photo fair on Sept. 30 in the Latchis Theatre.
Photographers from the region - 31 of them, ranging in age from 11 to 18 - won awards in five categories (Analog/ Film, Artistic, People, Places, and The New England Experience).
A team of judges of local and national renown evaluated 89 images. Photographer Cathy Cone was honorary chair.
Community members also weighed in on a People's Choice award.
Prizes included Canon DSLR cameras, Polaroid cameras, gift certificates, and more, and each participant received a gift bag from In-Sight.
Founded in 1992, the In-Sight Photography Project offers all youth access to opportunities - classes at its headquarters at 183 Main St., school partnerships, and in other ways - to express their creativity in the photographic arts (from darkroom, digital, and video) in a learning environment and with a curriculum that supports the diversity of individuals, communities, and cultures.
Analog/Film - First place: Aubrey Hallock, Brattleboro. Second place: Antonio Andrew-Moore, Putney . Third place: Ronen Carnes, Vernon . Jury: Michael Kirchoff (Analog Forever magazine) and Vaune Trachtman (Olcott Family Award/The Print Center's Annual International Competition).
Artistic - First place: Nico Conathan-Leach, Guilford. Second place: Kota Rayne, Jacksonville . Third place: Ruby Schlatter, Bennington . Jury: Cathy Cone (Cone Editions Press and InkjetMall) and Aline Smithson (Lenscratch magazine).
People - First place: Roxanne Burt, Marlboro. Second place: Antonio Andrew-Moore, Putney. Third place: Blake Trubridge, Newfane. Jury: Rachel Portesi (photographer) and Geoffrey Peckham (Tusen Takk Foundation).
Places - First place: Roxanne Burt, Marlboro. Second place: Emma Paris, Putney. Third place: Felix Burch, Brattleboro. Jury: Joan O'Beirne (Greenfield Community College) and Dale Rio (The Halide Project).
The New England Experience - First place: Nico Conathan-Leach, Guilford. Second place: Matrix Balsley-Patraska, Guilford. Third place: Ronen Carnes, Vernon. Jury: Jon Gitelson (Keene State College) and Tim Trelease (Deerfield Academy).
People's Choice: Felix Burch, Brattleboro.
Participating artists also included Adnan Hussainzada, 16, of Brattleboro; Atticus Haskins Rogers, 12, of Florence, Massachusetts; Ava Einig, 14, of Guilford; Azzan Yahya, 16, of Brattleboro; Blue Berenguel, 16 of Brattleboro.
Also, Charlie Latham, 15, of Keene, New Hampshire; Eisa Hiam, 14, of Putney; Eowyn Jakub, 13, of Leyden; Ezat Yahya, 17, of Brattleboro; Ezra Hemphill, 14, of Northfield, Massachusetts; Genevieve Taggart, 15, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire; Jasmine Thibault, 15, of Dummerston.
Also, Leo Mousseau, 16, of Marlboro; Lily Arnold, 11, of Dummerston; Milo Latham, 12, of Keene, New Hampshire; Navaeh Sheldon, 13, of Brattleboro; Nova Stroble, 17, of Vernon; Otto Morlock, 17, of Brattleboro; Thaddeus Taggart, 15, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire; and Vivian Elliot, 16, of Brattleboro.
To see all the photo entries, visit the In-Sight website.
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