Winners named in Heights Libraries photography contest

First Place: Victoria Dumesh, Blue Hydrangeas and Fruit

The judges of the Heights Libraries fourth annual photography contest faced a challenge selecting ten finalists from more than 75 entries.

“This year’s theme, ‘Focus on the World,’ really inspired our contestants,” said Jennifer Greene, contest organizer and adult services librarian. “This year’s entries were fantastic—it was hard to choose!”

Staff from both the Heights Libraries and Cedar Center MotoPhoto, the contest sponsor, whittled the entries down to ten finalists. During November, the top ten photographs were displayed for one week at each library branch, where library visitors could view them and vote for their favorites. In total, 630 votes were cast, resulting in the following five winners:

First Place: Victoria Dumesh, “Blue Hydrangeas and Fruit”

Second Place: Keith Lubbers, “At Least Someone Enjoyed All the Rain this Year”

Third Place: Chela Crinnion, “Coca-Cola Sculpture in Costa Rica”

Fourth Place: Carl Jenks, “Petra Through Crack–Sinai Peninsula”

Fifth Place: Nora Eagan, “The Boy in the Alley”

Cedar Center MotoPhoto provided the contest prizes, which included a one-year membership to Club Moto, archival reproductions of the winning photographs, and gift certificates. The winning photos are on display at the Lee Road Library and online at

Sheryl Banks

Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 10:01 AM, 12.20.2011