Winners of Fort Bend County Libraries’ amateur photo contest, “Capture Fort Bend County,” were announced Saturday at an Opening Day Reception and Awards Ceremony at George Memorial Library in Richmond. All of the entries will be on display at the library throughout the month of November.
First place went to Oliver Wang for his photograph, “Serene,” which was taken at Cinco Ranch-Rosewood. Olivia Greenwood won second place for her photograph, “My Master is Coming Home,” taken in Weston Lakes. Third place went to Lana Henderson for her photograph, “Backyard Hawk,” taken in Cinco Ranch.
For the contest, amateur photographers were invited to enter original photographs depicting the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County.
Thirty-eight photographs were entered into the competition. The entries were judged by five expert photographers.
The judges – all well-known professional photographers – were impressed with the quality of the photos submitted for the contest. “We obviously have some talented amateur photographers in Fort Bend,” said one of the judges. “The choice of subject, the composition and the execution were impressive. After weeding down to the final few, it became a real battle to pick the three winners. First place was pretty obvious early on, but we didn’t all agree with the order of second and third until after a lot of discussion.”
Another judge said, “Everyone who submitted a photograph is to be commended. We hope you will do the contest again next year.”
All of the photographs may be viewed during regular library hours in the Bohachevsky Gallery on the lower level of George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.