Photography Contest Information

2020 Winners

PROFESSIONAL JURIED AWARDS

1st place winners of this award will receive a check for $500 and complimentary entry into the 2021 Thin Line Photography Contest.

Honorable Mention recipients will receive complimentary entry in the Thin Line 2021 Photography contest.

Documentary, PJ & Street (Winner)  Matt Sims - Akha Boys Playing

Documentary, PJ & Street (Honorable Mention)  Johnny Gammage - Tides

Documentary, PJ & Street (Honorable Mention)  Christopher Harold - Hawaii Summer

 

Landscape, Cityscape & Seascape (Winner)  Larry Petterborg - Willamette Valley in a Fog

Landscape, Cityscape & Seascape (Honorable Mention)  Brad Harrelson -1897 Shipwreck

 

Wildlife & Nature (Winner)  Klaus Mayer - The Black One

Wildlife & Nature (Honorable Mention)  Bridget Cline - Silent Flight

 

Lifestyle, Editorial & Photo-Illustration (Winner)  Brian Hamilton - Looker

Lifestyle, Editorial & Photo-Illustration (Honorable Mention)  Susan Stageman - Wild Zebras

 

Sports, Action & Events (Winner)  Henry Ford - Pipe Dream

Sports, Action & Events (Honorable Mention)  Ismael Quintanilla - Lizzo

 

Travel (Winner)  Ricky Sanders - Return to Port

Travel (Honorable Mention)  Barret Candus - Something Old, Something New

 

SPECIAL JURY SELECTIONS

Stand-out entries selected by the Thin Line photography administrators. Photographers winning this award will receive complimentary entry in the Thin Line 2021 Photography contest.

 

Landscape, Cityscape & Seascape Category  Michael Blachly - Foggy Sunrise in Yosemite

Travel Category  Linda Nickell - Rambutan

Travel Category  Connie Carr - All Alone

 

AUDIENCE AWARDS

1st place winners of this award will receive a check for $100 and complimentary entry into the 2021 Thin Line Photography Contest.

Honorable Mention recipients will receive complimentary entry in the Thin Line 2021 Photography contest.

 

Documentary, PJ & Street (Winner ($100)  Christopher Fitch - Giving Sage Advice

Documentary, PJ & Street (Honorable Mention)  Gabriel ArreolaInmate

 

Landscape, Cityscape & Seascape  (Winner)  Christiane Menelas - Night Sky in the Desert

Landscape, Cityscape & Seascape (Honorable Mention)  Nick Williamson Cabin

 

Wildlife & Nature (Winner)  Misti Simms - Koi

Wildlife & Nature (Honorable Mention)  Misti SimmsDucks

 

Lifestyle, Editorial & Photo-Illustration (Winner)  Mary Joy Kocmoud - Homebound

Lifestyle, Editorial & Photo-Illustration (Honorable Mention)  Kaitlyn Kilpatrick - Blue Hour

 

Sports, Action & Events (Winner)  Ismael Quintanilla - Jackie Venson

Sports, Action & Events (Honorable Mention)  Ismael Quintanilla - STS9

 

Travel  (Winner)  Shilpa Khankal - Sunset at Golden Gate Bridge

Travel (Honorable Mention)  Reba Jenson - Saint Basil's Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jurors

JASON JANIK
Jason Janik is a freelance photographer with more than 20 years experience shooting for a variety of media and corporate clients. His work has been published in Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, and appeared on several album covers for Jive Records, just to name a few. Jason lives in a small suburb of  Dallas, TX, with his partner and their combined family of five (yes, FIVE!!!) children. He collects vintage vinyl records and loves to hit up thrift stores and garage sales in every town he visits.

DIANE DURANT
Diane Durant is Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the Comer Collection of Photography at the University of Texas at Dallas where she holds a PhD in Aesthetic Studies. She is a member of both the Board of Directors for the Cedars Union, a non-profit arts incubator in North Texas, and the Society for  Photographic Educations’s LGBTQ Caucus Leadership Team. Diane is also Chair of the SouthCentral Chapter. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. Her first monograph, Stories, 1986-88, is forthcoming from Daylight Books in April.

ERIN REEVES
Erin Reeves is a fine art photographer, handmade book designer, and photography instructor based in the historic Deep Ellum district of Dallas, Texas. She shoots both digital and film and works primarily in monochrome with a particular focus on infrared photography. Erin frequently collaborates with her husband, and co-owner of MakeShift Photography, Steve Reeves.

HARRY GOAZ
American actor, artist, author and contemporary photographer.

SIL AZEVEDO
Sil Azevedo is the Photography Teacher at Fort Worth Country Day. He directs Black and White Images, an annual high school photography exhibit and competition, now in its 32nd year running. Sil’s love with photography started at age seven when he was given a camera for Christmas, a Kodak Instamatic 133. In high school he discovered the darkroom and spent every free minute shooting and developing. Architecture and Design school followed. He immigrated to the US in 1991 and continued to develop his photographic skills. He started shooting professionally in 1999 and produced editorial work for local and national publications while running his commercial photography studio in Dallas. In 2004 Sil was invited to create the photography program at Parish Episcopal School in North Dallas, including a state of the art darkroom and digital lab. His students won numerous local and national awards. Sil’s work has been shown in several collective and solo exhibits. He went around the world in 2016 and documented his  travels through photographs and notes. He is currently working on a book project from his travels. His images can be seen at his website, silazevedo.com.