Monday, September 24, 2012


Left: Student Best of Show, taken by Kate Young. Right: Best of Show, taken by Mel Cabeen. Click on either to enlarge.

On September 8, 2012, the Darke County Photography Club held their 5th annual photography competition, “A Moment of Time”. The club would like to thank judge Scott Thayer and the sponsors for helping make the show a success. In addition, the club thanks C.J. and Emily Jasenski for the use of the home of Elements Life Yoga/Third Street Market as the site of this year’s show.

Best of Show, sponsored by Greenville National Bank, was awarded to Mel Cabeen. Student Best of Show, sponsored by Financial Achievement Services, was awarded to Kate Young. Ron Swank People’s Choice, sponsored by Jeannie’s Pooch Parlor, was awarded to Denice Martz.

In addition to these special awards, fifteen Sponsor Choice Ribbons were awarded as follows:

Burr Oak Family Dentistry ribbon to Kathy Quinn.
Creations A Hair Studio ribbon to Jeannie Grosch.
Craig Leland Dentist ribbon to Mel Cabeen.
Cratiques ribbon to Denice Martz.
Double M Diner ribbon to Kaitlyn Straight.
Edgetown Veterinary Clinic ribbon to Pat McCarthy.
Granny’s Corner ribbon to Cassidy Clark.
Hartzell Veterinary Service ribbon to Leigha Brown.
Hittle Buick GMC ribbon to Jeannie Grosch.
Jeff Hole and Max ribbon to Lauren Hartzell.
Making Waves ribbon to Amy Schneider.
McCabe Painting ribbon to Roger Heil.
Ridgeway Cleaning Service ribbon to Amy Schneider.
Schultz Motors ribbon to Cheryl Duncan.
The Winery at Versailles ribbon to Tom Temple.

Class placings were as follows:
People Category:
1st place – Denice Martz
2nd place- Rene Bechard
3rd place- Cliff Hensel
HM- Kathy Quinn
HM-Ray Duncan
Sea/Landscapes Category:
1st place-Cliff Hensel
2nd place-Melonie Metzcar
3rd place-Denice Martz
HM-Jeannie Grosch
HM-Terry Mann
Architecture Category:
1st place-Roger Heil
2nd place-Cheryl Duncan
3rd place-Jeannie Grosch
HM-Janet Dehart
HM-Ray Duncan
Nature Category:
1st place-Denice Martz
2nd place-Roger Heil
3rd place-Carolyn Klepinger
HM-Melonie Metzcar
HM-Jeannie Grosch

Domestic Animals Category:
1st place-Joanne Stuck
2nd place-Kathy Quinn
3rd place-Carl Gay
HM-Carolyn Klepinger
HM Pat McCarthy

Wildlife Category:
1st place-Denice Martz
2nd place-Terry Mann
3rd place-Rene Bechard
HM-Janet Dehart
HM-Tom Temple

Unclassified Category:
1st place-Clara Lantz
2nd place-Carl Gay
3rd place-Dick Garrison
HM-Dick Garrison
HM-Dick Garrison

Digitally Enhanced Category:
1st place-Rene Bechard
2nd place-Carly Gay
3rd place-Roger Heil
HM-Mel Cabeen

Photojournalism Category:
1st place-Mel Cabeen
2nd place-Jeannie Grosch
3rd place-Leigha Brown
HM-Cliff Hensel
HM-Ellen Spinks

Student 12 & under Category:
1st place-Lauren Hartzell

Student 13 – 18 Category:
1st place- Hannah McCartney
2nd place-Kate Young
3rd place-Erika Jeffers
HM-Mariah Edwards
HM-Josh Fulkner

If you enjoy taking photographs and making friends, give the Darke County Photography Club a try! Come to a meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center on State Route 502 in Greenville, Ohio. For more information, visit or call (937) 548-6287.

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