Blinn College-Schulenburg (Texas) held its first photo contest and show last month, featuring more than 20 submissions.
Blinn students Mary Day, Debbie Koopmann and Leroy Krischke were the event's big winners. Day won first place in the Abstract, Animals and Landscapes categories, while Krischke took home the prize for best portrait, and Koopman won the grand prize for her silhouetted photo of a cross made of railroad ties set against a blue and purple twilight sky.
The submission came primarily from students in Blinn's advanced computer class and 4-H members.
“We just thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase the great work that they were doing,” Schulenburg campus director Becky Garlick said.
The school will build on the success of the show by offering new classes in digital photography and archival work next semester.
“We had many interested students who participated and learned more about all the classes that we offer,” Garlick said. “There were several people who knew the college was here but were just unaware of all the opportunities available to them.”
The show traveled to locations in La Grange, Flatonia and Schulenburg from Nov. 7-19.