Ben Tuason's photo of the Davis Train Depot was selected Best of Show in the city of Davis photo contest. Courtesy photo

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City photo contest winners announced

By From page A1 | December 20, 2013

The winners of the city of Davis photo contest have been announced.

The contest — open to anyone 6 years old and older — was designed to showcase the “unique and special” aspects of Davis.

Eighty-four entries were received in the following categories: architecture, black-and-white, community life, environment and people portraits.

Judges were asked to rate each photo on representation of Davis, composition, creativity, technical quality and overall impression. Participants were allowed to submit up to three photos. Total scores were calculated to determine the selected photos in each category.

The following individuals are recipients of Best of Show, and first-, second- and third-place entries.

Best of Show: Ben Tuason

* Ages 12-17: Macey Galloway, first; Grace Hickerson, second; Emily Xu, third
* Ages 18 and older: Ben Tuason, first; Carlos Palacio, second; Katherine Heck, third

Black and white
* Ages 6-11: Samuel Wagner, first
* Ages 12-17: Grace Hickerson, first
* Ages 18 and older: Ben Tuason, first; Parvaneh Keivanfar, second

Community life
* Ages 12-17: Grace Hickerson, first; Brandon Lin, second
* Ages 18 and older: Thi Ngo, first; Fernando Socoroo, second; Deryl Heiser, Ann Privateer, tied for third

* Ages 6-11: Jack Eastham, first, second and third
* Ages 12-17: Macey Galloway, first and second; Brandon Lin, third
* Ages 18 and older: Breanon Ishikawa, first; Parvaneh Keivanfar, second; Grant Parfitt, third

People portraits
* Ages 6-11: Samuel Wagner, first
* Ages 12-17: Emily Xu, first; Pooja Tripathi, second and third
* Ages 18 and older: Christopher Whang, first; Mayumi Acosta, second and third

Judges were Ira Bray, chairman of the Recreation and Parks Commission; Nikhil Joshi, chairman of the Civic Arts Commission; Melissa Martinez, principal of m3 creative; and Tyler Mitchell, photographer.

The selected photos and photographers will be recognized at the Davis City Council meeting on Jan. 14. To view winning entries, visit http://cityofdavis.org.

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