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Each year the Photography Club of Beaufort, the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island and the Photography Club of Sun City come together for an annual judged competition of member photos.

The judges for this 9th annual Tri-Club competition were three esteemed photographers: Chris Smith, Jeff Hammond, and Liz Darlington. Chris Smith is a commercial photographer based in Charleston. He is a graduate of the NY Institute of Photography and together with his wife, Cami, operates Chris and Cami Photography serving the greater Charleston area. Jeff Hammond is a freelance photographer in Saint Matthews, SC. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), and holds a variety of photography workshops. Liz Darlington is a Professor of Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. A native of New Zealand, and her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally.

Ribbons were awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention across four skill categories — Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. Here is a listing of winners from the photography clubs across Beaufort County:

Novice: First place: “Crotons” by Suzanne Kozarewicz, Photography Club of Sun City; Second place: “Anxiety” by Rich DelCore, Camera Club of Hilton Head; Third place: “Dew Drop Inn” by Suzi Huisman, Camera Club of Hilton Head; Honorable Mention: “Meaningless Mannequin Meeting” by Stan Lituchy, Photography Club of Sun City; Honorable Mention: “Unnoted” by Karen Norwood, Photography Club of Beaufort.

Intermediate: First place: “Freedom From Fear” by Rebecca Bass, Photography Club of Beaufort; 2nd Second: “Space Oddity” by Kevin Spicer, Photography Club of Beaufort; Third: “Mom” by Paul Thaxton, Photography Club of Sun City; Honorable Mention: “In Flight” by Sharon Wise, Photography Club of Beaufort; Honorable Mention: “Splash of Lemon” by Jim Bilsky, Camera Club of Hilton Head.

Advanced: First Place: “High Plains Drifter, The Andes” by Brad Mol; Second Place: “Suspicious” by Joan Eckhardt, Photography Club of Beaufort; Third Place: “Say Aah” by Lynn Long, Photography Club of Beaufort; Honorable Mention: “Venetian Masquerader” by Barry Wright, MD., Photography Club of Beaufort; Honorable Mention: “Our Southern Branches” by Janet Garrity, Photography Club of Beaufort.

Expert: First Place: “Dances for Dinner” by Fran Baer, Camera Club of Hilton Head; Second Place: “Moving Horse” by Bob Zier, Photography Club of Sun City; Third Place: “Sandy” by Corky Burt, Photography Club of Sun City; Honorable Mention: “Don’t Tread on Me” by Randy Thompson, Photography Club of Beaufort; Honorable Mention: “Sometime Later Band” by John Wollwerth, Photography Club of Beaufort.

For more information about the photographers, visit www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

Top photo: “Crotons” by Suzanne Kozarewicz, Photography Club of Sun City, won first place in the Novice category. 

"Dances for Dinner" by Fran Baer, the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island, won first place in the Expert category.
“Dances for Dinner” by Fran Baer, the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island, won first place in the Expert category.
"Say Aah" by Lynn Long, Photography Club of Beaufort, won third place in the Advanced category.
“Say Aah” by Lynn Long, Photography Club of Beaufort, won third place in the Advanced category.
"Anxiety" by Rich DelCore, Camera Club of Hilton Head, won second place in the Novice catgegory
“Anxiety” by Rich DelCore, Camera Club of Hilton Head, won second place in the Novice category