2008 Photo Awards

Best of Show - Beto Gutierrez - Rice Stink Bug
Best of Show – Beto Gutierrez – Rice Stink Bug

by Frank Zurey

Here are the 2008 contest results awarded at our annual conference.

The Numbers

  • 28 members entered
  • 408 images submitted – 97% digital
  • 17 humorous photo entries

See a gallery of the major award winners at the bottom of this page.

The Judge – Tom Ulrich

A freelance photographer since 1975, Tom Ulrich is highly acclaimed around the world for his nature photography skills, and many of his 350,000+ transparencies have appeared in numerous magazines and other publications. Tom conducts photography seminars and workshops around the country, lectures at several universities, and leads photo tours to remote parts of the world. He has been an instructor at the RMOWP photo workshop for a number of years.

Other Awards

Overall first place in the Member’s Choice contest – voted by conference attendees – went to Fred Lord for “Fox Kits.” The following three awards are presented at the discretion of the Past Presidents Council:

  • The Selected Works in Photography was awarded to Angelo Sciulli for his nature photos, which have been published in magazines and newspapers, and can be seen on the Internet, including his website, www.scnature.com.
  • The Selected Works in Writing Award went to Ben Moffett in recognition of the high quality of his various writing projects, including numerous magazine and newspaper articles and his longtime work with the National Park Service.
  • The Spark Plug Award – a wood and metal plaque sporting a genuine automotive spark plug – was presented to Tom Cummings for his enthusiasm in furthering RMOWP’s goals.


Beto Gutierrez “Rice Stink Bug” (Published Images)

Category Awards

Image from Last Conference
1st Lynda Cummings “Homestead”
2nd Kathy Turner “Remnants of the Past”
3rd Kathy Turner “Valley of the Gods 2”

1st Frank Zurey – Joshua Tree NP
2nd Richard Holmes – Autumn Reflections
3rd Al Perry – Mt. McKinley

1st Tom Cummings “Flower 2”
2nd Al Perry “Aspen Colors”
3rd Richard Holmes “Queens Crown”

1st Randall Ennis “Whitetail Buck”
2nd Beto Gutierrez “Great Grey in Snow”
3rd Al Perry “Violet Green Swallow”

People in Nature
1st Jack Olson “Close Up”
2nd Terry Guthrie “Ready to Drop”
3rd James Baker “Gage on the Tube ”

1st Kenita Gibbins “Mykenos at Night”
2nd Jack Olson “Mayflower Gulch”
3rd Richard Youngblood “Explosives Store Room”

1st Beto Gutierrez “Gypsy Beggar”
2nd Sherry Zurey “Going Up”
3rd John Catsis “What’s This Got To Do with Homecoming?”

1st Frank Zurey “Recovering From the Fire”
2nd Linda Martin “Life Amidst Lava”
3rd Beto Gutierrez “House Fire”

1st Richard Holmes “Miner’s Apparition”
2nd Frank Zurey “Garden of the Gods”
3rd Richard Youngblood “Red Wasp – Up Close”

Black and White prints
1st Rick Lesquier “Devils Backbone”
2nd Al Perry “Bodie Door”
3rd Al Perry “Aspens Backlit”

Photography – Novice
1st Ryan Weishalla “Ruby-throated Hummingbird”
2nd Ryan Weishalla “Red-tailed Hawk Hovering”
3rd Terry Guthrie “Northern Cardinal”

Photography – Published Images
1st Beto Gutierrez “Rice Stink Bug”
2nd Al Perry “Sanderling on Beach”
3rd Jack Olson “Great Colorado Getaways”

1st Al Perry “Cloud Movement Along Alaska Range” Time Lapse Video


1st Buellah Bishop “Pond in Winter” Oil Painting

2008 Top Photographic Award Winners