Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Unveils Winners of
High School Photo Contest
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Unveils Winners of High School Photo Contest
Press Contact: Suzanne M. Thinnes
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
For Immediate Release
(PITTSBURGH, PA- June 21, 2006) Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Department announced the winners of its 2006 High School Photo Contest. This year’s theme, “Beyond the Point- Pittsburgh’s Rivers” challenged amateur photographers to think differently about Pittsburgh’s waterways. The Library’s photo contest was designed to preserve the visual history of Pittsburgh and promote interest among the region’s youth.
Open to all high school students in Allegheny County, the Library received 135 photo entries. Photos were judged on three criteria: full illustration of the theme, artistic merit and technical quality. All photos will become part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Photographic Library.
The winners of the photo contest are:
- Best Achievement in Photography ($500) - “Reflections 1”
Eric Boyd, West Mifflin Area High School, Grade 12
- 2nd Prize ($250) - “Steel City Fishing”
Brian Harrison, Deer Lakes High School, Grade 10
- 3rd Prize ($100) - “Todey’s Photo 1”
Todey Doerue, Brashear High School, Grade 9
- Honorable Mention ($50) - “Crewing the Allegheny at Washington’s Landing”
Mary Ann Fausold, Fox Chapel High School, Grade 11
- Honorable Mention ($50) - “3 Rivers Hangout”
Daniel Roth, Winchester Thurston, Grade 11
- Showstopper Award ($100) - “Floating Reality”
Aaron Jackendoff, Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Grade 11
The public may view the winning photos June 15 through the month of July during normal library hours on the second floor of the Main Library in Oakland.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Department is an extensive collection of materials on the history of the state, with a focus on Western Pennsylvania. The Department has resources on Pennsylvania history, biography, law, economics, sociology, and demographics. Resources include books, photographs, maps, atlases, newspapers, periodicals, manuscripts, clipping files, electronic databases and other memorabilia.
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