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2016 PAX Photography Winners
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Photography Contest Report - 2016

1).  The transition to an ASHS web page hosting, and use of Dropbox for file uploading was completed in March of 2016 and has made it much easier for all involved.  ASHS accepts the submission and collects the money for us.  No charge!  This year we had no overhead or operating charges against the contest funds.  Last year we lost several hundred dollars when operating charges were applied appropriately to the contest income. Credit for, and thanks to Cindy Slone and Angie Lower for setting up the website* and Dropbox system, and Michael Neff for his support of this project! (*attached contest webpage on the ASHS website). 

2)  This year we had 30 entries, compared to 20 last year.  This represents a clean 150% increase.  Net contributions from submissions was $300.00.  Net prize distribution was $165.00.  Net gain for PAX is $130.00

3)  The winners have been announced this morning, and will also be announced on Facebook and in the Pi Alpha Xi Newsletter, and the ASHS Newsletter. 

4)  This year was dedicated to transitioning to the new system.  Next year’s goal is to obtain significant corporate prizes to motivate more folks to enter.  Any suggestions for cash or photography equipment donation sources me to contact will be greatly appreciated.


The 2016 Winners are: 


Horticulture In The Kitchen

1st Place:  Richelle Stafne – Honeyed blackberry with crackers and dairy  $20.00

2nd Place:  Robert J. McNeil – Avocado Pasta   $10.00

3rd Place:  Stephany Harvey – Crusade for Crucifers  $5.00



1st Place:  Kim Shearer – Calyx Awakening   $20.00

2nd Place:  Changbin Chen – Autumn Pond  $10.00

3rd Place:  Richard Criley – Brownea macrophylla  $5.00


Perfect Partners

1st Place:  Larry Rupp – Parasitic Partners   $20.00

2nd Place:  Richard Criley – Sterculia, Sansevieria, and Bamboo  $10.00

3rd Place:  Steven Newman – Hops and LED’s in the greenhouse  $5.00


Garden Visitors

1st Place:  Sherri Dorn – Respite   $20.00

2nd Place:  Richelle Stafne – Dance of the Azalea Caterpillar in D major  $10.00

3rd Place:  Jessica Chitwood – Early Morning Friend  $5.00


Best Of Show

Kim Shearer – Calyx Awakening   $25,00 added to the 1st Place award.