Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to announce the winners of its Seasons photo, video, and writing competition. More than 800 images, videos, and writing entries were submitted from image-makers and storytellers from around the world. Over $13,000 in prizes (including cash, merchandise and workshop tuitions) will be awarded to Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners in the categories of photo, video and writing. These 18 contest winners are a diverse group of professional and recreational artists who hail from across the United States.
There were 234 total entrants in the contest. They come from 5 countries (incl. U.S.) and from 29 States and the District of Columbia within the U.S. Contest categories were: Photo-Portfolio (consisting of a related series of 8 images), Photo-Single Image, Video and Writing. There are 19 awards in the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention categories - 4 Grand Prizes (1 each Photo-Portfolio, Photo-Single Image, Video, Writing) and 15 Honorable Mentions (3 each Photo-Single Image, Video, Writing). The 19 awards were won by 18 individuals; one individual won multiple awards. The 18 winners come from 8 States and the District of Columbia.
The one multiple award winner, Mary Woodman, won the Grand Prize and an Honorable Mention in Photo-Single Image.
Contest Grand Prize Winners
|Photo - Portfolio||Photo - Single Image||Video||Writing|
|Eric Hamby||Mary Woodman||Erica Shires||Megan Grumbling|
Contest Honorable Mentions
|Photo - Single Image||Video||Writing|
Bruce Van Valen
Sharyn Paul Brusie
Contest Curator's Choice
Bay Chamber Concerts staff will be selecting Curator’s Choice Award Winners soon. These entries will be displayed during the Bay Chamber Concerts’ performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Rockport, Maine on July 24, 2014.
Time is marked through change and evolution. A period of time can be characterized by activities or circumstances, evoke a feeling or mood, or transform the landscape in distinctive ways. Every season has its unique beauty and power. Every season has a story. This contest was an opportunity for photographers, filmmakers, and writers to share their interpretations and stories of the seasons.
Tristam Coburn, Co-Publisher, Tilbury House | Arielle Greenberg, Core Faculty, Oregon State University - Cascades MFA Program | Dawna Hilton, Director of Photography, Down East Magazine | Gary Lawless, Poet, Publisher, Co-Owner Gulf of Maine Books | Jim Nickelson, Fine Art Photographer, Custom Digital Printer and Educator | Eddie Soloway, Internationally Known Nature Photographer and Educator | Adam Spielberg, Producer and Founder, Filament Productions | Caroline von Kuhn, Camden International Film Festival Managing Director | John Zavodny, Director, Unity College Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities.
Founded in 1973 in Rockport, Maine as Maine Photographic Workshops, Maine Media Workshops + College has evolved into a creative center for visual storytellers across many disciplines. Offering immersive photography, filmmaking and multimedia courses in one-day, one and two-week workshops, a one-year professional certificate program and a three-year MFA degree program, Maine Media attracts more than 1,600 students each year from all over the world.