4-H Focuses on Photo Contest in Washington County

Washington County, Maine- If a photo is worth a thousand words, then 4-H members spoke volumes this year during the annual Washington County 4-H Photo Contest sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.   

The Washington County 4-H Photo Contest encourages 4-H members to use photography as a meaningful communication tool and develop life skills in expressive arts.   4-H members, ages 5 to 19, were allowed to submit up to six entries in their age division.  The categories included nature/landscape, people, animals, architecture, 4-H activity and storyboard. Judges scored submissions on focus, lighting, print quality, subject, composition, impact and uniqueness.  

The top blue ribbons awarded this year were:
Senior Division (ages 14-19) 
Nature/landscape, people, animals, and architecture: Hannah LaRose, Independent member

Junior Division (ages 9-13)
Nature/landscape: Linda Jessiman, Cobscook Currents 4-H Club
People:  Soren Danielson, Cobscook Currents
Animals and 4-H activity: Lily April, Independent member
Architecture and storyboard: Jenilyn LaRose, Independent member

Cloverbud 4-H members, ages 5-8, received participation ribbons.

Each of the judges selected a Judge’s Choice.  Those selected were:
Tabitha LaRose, Independent, for her piece titled Little Sister Planting Veteran’s Flags.
Soren Danielson, Cobscook Currents, for two of his photos, Inside Outside and One of My Many Cousins.

All photos are on display downstairs at the Porter Memorial Library in Machias through the month of October.

For more information about 4-H, contact Jen Lobley, at 207.255.3345; 1.800.287.1542 (toll free within Maine), or by email at jennifer.lobley@maine.edu.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.