2014 Photo Awards

by Frank Zurey

Ice Cave in Iceland

Best of Show – Al Perry – Ice Cave in Iceland

Here are the 2014 contest results for photography, announced at our annual conference in West Glacier, Montana. A total of 428 images were submitted by 33 members. 

See the gallery of 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.

Other Awards

Members’ Choice contest results – voted by conference attendees:

First place went to Jim Baker for “Reflective Morning.”

Second place went to Al Perry for “Yosemite After Snow Storm.”

Third place – a tie – went to Al Perry for “Northern Lights” and to Beto Gutierrez for “Sunrise Takeoff.”

In the Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge, we a a slight departure from the usual first, second, third place awards, with Judge Virginia Staat creating unusual awards for this unusual contest.

The Awards

Best of Show

Al Perry “Ice Cave in Iceland” (People in Nature)

Image from Last Conference

1st William Horton “Sunrise in the Monument”
2nd Fred Lord “Colorado National Monument Sunrise”
3rd William Horton “Sunrise in the Canyon”


1st William Horton “Sunset in Cornwall”
2nd Al Perry “Northern Lights and Moon”
3rd Gayle Biggs “Swiss Glacier”


1st Kent Taylor “Wildflowers In Motion”
2nd William Horton “Ancient Ponderosa”
3rd Frank Zurey “Princely Daisy”


1st Beto Gutierrez “Fly Fishing”
2nd Frank Zurey “Black Skimmer”
3rd Beto Gutierrez “Reaching for Gold”

People in Nature

1st Al Perry “Ice Cave in Iceland”
2nd William Horton “Isn’t This Just Great!”
3rd Beto Gutierrez “On the Edge”


1st William Horton “Crossing the Animas River”
2nd William Horton “Before the Pilgrims”
3rd Fred Lord “London Bridge 2013”


1st Kenita Gibbins “Hindu Women’s Celebration of Family”
2nd Gayle Biggs “Artist at Festival”
3rd Ken Papaleo “Being Roped”


1st Fred Lord “Fireworks 2013”
2nd Frank Zurey “House Fire 2”
3rd William Horton “Lunar Eclipse”


1st Beto Gutierrez “Psychedelic Turkey”
2nd Kent Taylor “International Water Lily Collection at San Angelo”
3rd Katherine Horton “Plateau Tableau”

Black and White

1st Beto Gutierrez “Making Whoopi”
2nd Fred Lord “Family of Cranes”
3rd Frank Zurey “Love Birds”

Novice Photography

1st Gayle Biggs “Resting”
2nd Virginia Staat “When Momma Gets Mad”
3rd Cheyenne Mease “Up Close and Personal”

Published Images

1st Fred Lord “Sandhill Crane” American Furniture Warehouse, Jan. 2014
2nd William Horton “Bursting Bubble” 2014 Proceedings of the ACSA, published online 3/15/14
3rd Katherine Horton “Sanctuary 13” Camera Obscura, Fall 2013

2014 1st Place Photo Award Winners

2014 2nd Place Photo Award Winners

2014 3rd Place Photo Award Winners

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