Friday, July 18, 2008

And, the photo contest winners are...

Wayne Welch and the Grand Prize Winner, photo by Julie Wickman
photo of Wayne Welch and the Grand Prize Winner, by Julie Wickman
The newly remodeled Tualatin Public Library hosted a reception honoring the 2008 WCCLS Photo Contest participants on Thursday, July 17. The winning photographs in both the youth and adult categories were unveiled at the reception. Contest prize sponsor Wayne Welch, owner of Oregon Photo & Digital, presented the awards for 1st, 2nd and honorable mention in each age category. A continuous photo slide show displayed all the participating photographs.

The winning photos will be used on the WCCLS website, with several already in rotation on the front page. The photos will also begin a countywide tour of the WCCLS member libraries, including a display in the Washington County Public Services Building.

You can view all the participating photos at

By the Numbers

  • 183 pictures submitted by 121 contributors.

  • 5 judges reviewed and selected 4 winners in young adult and adult photography.

  • In young adult submissions, 24 young adults contributed 36 photos.

  • Entries came from Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gales Creek, Gaston, Hillsboro, Metzger, North Plains, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, & Yorktown, VA.

And the winners are... (the story continues, and, warning, the page is very photo heavy)