The Tooele Pioneer Museum’s photo contest ended with more photographers displaying their talents and more visitors to view these remarkable photos than before. Every photo exhibited was taken right here in Tooele County during the past two years. It was a salute to the beautiful country we live in and the talented artists who call Tooele County home. The contest opened July 24 and recalled the sacrifice and craftsmanship of those who did so much so we could have all we have today. First, second and third places were awarded in five different categories. Each received a ribbon and a cash prize. Judges also selected a “Best of Show” and museum visitors voted for “People’s Choice.”
Evan Rowell won Best of Show, Betty Jo Davis won People’s Choice, Kimberli Eastman won the Professional category, Gary Dow won Senior Citizen, Lillian Gren won Youth, Hannah Philpot won Amateur and Caitlin Weber won Historical.
Rowell also won in 11 categories for his photography in the Tooele County fair.
Special thanks to the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin’s Francie Aufdemorte and Sue Butterfield who freely gave of their time and talents to judge the masterpieces, and the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin for its community service in promoting and reporting this years presentation.