Nebraska Horse Expo Photo Contest is Accepting Entries

The Nebraska Horse Expo is now accepting entries for their annual Photo Contest. There are several different classes in which participants can complete. Entries must be submitted by October 25th, 3014.

Click on the following link for more information:!photography-contest/cpy

Thanks to Lonny for bringing this to our attention. If anyone else knows of a photo contest, or any other photography related event that may be of interest, please feel free to send the information to me via e-mail at and I’ll be happy to post it.

Reminder – Photo Contest Take Down is This Saturday, 6/28/14

This is a reminder that we will be taking down the photos this Saturday, 6/28 at 10am, from their Photo Contest display location in the Humanities Building on the Bellevue University campus.

The first and second place winners as well as overall show winners will be displayed at the Bellevue Public Library over the summer months. Those photos will be returned at the first club meeting in September. All other photos can be picked up and taken home on Saturday.

So, if you can, please come down and pick up your photos on Saturday so that there will be less for someone to store over the summer.

Also, our contest judge, Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston, posted a blog entry about the contest. Here’s the link to the blog post:

Photo Contest Winners – Send Me Your Photos!!!

We would love to post all of the photos that placed in our contest. Please send them to me via e-mail at

If you know how to resize the photos, please resize them to 72 ppi and between 600 and 1000 pixels on the long edge. Don’t worry if you’re unsure how to do this as I can resize them when I get them.

As I receive them I will get them up on the main page of the club website.

Congratulations again to all of our winners!!!

Peter Carbonell


Annual Photo Contest/Critique Results and Meeting Minutes

One June 19th, the annual photo contest awards and critique meeting took place. 25 members were in attendance.

Professional photographer Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston was the 2014 awards judge.

The first and second place winners as well as overall show winners will be displayed at the Bellevue Public Library over the summer months and will be returned at the first club meeting in September.

The photo take down will be Saturday, June 28th at 10:00 AM.

Novice – Animals

1st Place – Peter Carbonell “Waxwings”

2nd Place – Robert May “Yellow Warbler”

3rd Place – Ken Huber “Coopers Hawk”

Novice – Flora

1st Place- Eric Scholar “Yellow Orchid”

2nd Place – Kathleen Crawford Rose “Tree”

Novice -Scenic

1st Place – Robert May “Sunset & Storm”

2nd Place – Eric Scholar “Three Gossips”

3rd Place – Jason Keel “Mountain Born”

Advanced – Animals

1st Place – Alan Brodin “Wise Guy”

2nd Place – Heather Ingraham “Pheasant”

3rd Place – Allen Kurth “Building the Nest

3rd Place – Heather Ingraham “Green Violet Ear”

Advanced – Flora

1st Place Allen Kurth “Hanging Basket

2nd Place – Doug French “Simply a Rose”

3rd Place – Sue Mininni “Spring Flowers”

Advanced – Scenic

1st Place – Dough French “Waves of Sandstone”

2nd Place Lonny Holman “Golden Hour”

Advanced/Novice – Anything Goes

1st Place – Peter Carbonell “A Fall Walk”

2nd Place – Doug French “Farmers Market”

3rd Place – Allen Kurth “City of Lights”

3rd Place – Country Shrine”

Best of Show – Doug French “Great Horned Owl”

Best of Show Runner Up – Heather Ingraham “White-Tail Deer”

People’s Choice – Allen Kurth “Builidng a Nest”

Member’s Choice – Doug French “Waves of Sand”

Best Black and White – Doug French “Simply a Rose”

Best Photo Taken at Fontenelle – Doug French “Great Horned Owl”

Best Photo Taken at Fontenelle Runner Up – Peter Carbonell “Escape form the City”




Nebraskaland Magazine Photo Contest – Last Day for Entries!

Today is the last day to get your entries in to the Nebraskaland Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Nebraskaland magazine subscribers.

Here’s the link to the site for more information:

So if you haven’t done so already, get your entries in today!


And Happy Father’s Day to all of our fathers!!!


Pete Carbonell



Next Meeting June 19th

The Annual Awards/Critique Meeting will be held Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 PM at the Bellevue University Humanities Building.

Upon arrival, each member should cast a vote for their favorite photograph in the contest.

After all awards are announced, the contest judge will critique the photos.  Please take this opportunity to ask questions during the critique since this is a great learning opportunity for everyone.

The show take down will be Saturday, June 28th at 10:00AM.


See you Thursday!


Awards/Critique – Thursday, June 19

Hello to All FFA Photo Club Members:

Awards/Critique – Thursday, June 19, Last club meeting of the summer!

We are trying something new this year with the contest results.

 At the June club meeting being held at Bellevue University Humanities Building at 7 pm on June 19th, every member should cast a vote on arrival to the meeting for their favorite Photograph in the contest, before finding their seat for the club meeting. This is for the Member’s Choice Award.

 The judging results for the annual show, Member’s Choice & People’s Choice Awards will be revealed at the members meeting by the President of the Club at the end of the general meeting. By waiting until the meeting to reveal the results, the People’s and Member’s Choice Awards will not influence by any Awards already handed out.

 It will also be nice to recognize each winner of a ribbon at the meeting. After all the awards are announced our Contest Judge will be introduced and he will say a few words about this year’s show. We will then go out of the meeting for the critiquing by our photo contest Judge. Please ask any questions during the critique, this is a great learning opportunity for everyone.

 All Photographs that won a first or second place ribbon or best of category, will be taken to the Bellevue public library to be hung up for the general public to view. They will be returned to their owners at our club meeting in September.

 All Photographers that received an award ribbon of any color should send a digital copy of their photo to the webmaster (Pete) of the club, so they can be put up on the website for the year.

 Mark your Calendars!

Take down show and pick up your photos – Saturday, June 28 10:00 AM to noon.

Questions – Contact:

Doug French – or Call or text 402-578-9950 – leave message if no answer.


Graduation Rocks Festival and Art Fair

The art fair organizer at Bellevue University has contacted our photo club members to participate in the the exhibit and sale of artwork in this weekend’s festival.

The festival is Saturday, June 7th 4:00-7:00.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Angela by Thursday, June 5th. 402-557-7570