Friday, November 11, 2011

Photo Contest Winners Announced

The FCPL's first photography contest ended in mid-October. We received 52 entries encompassing all of the seasons, showing our library inside and out. Some focused on the building itself and others on the interactions among the building, its surroundings and the people who use it on a daily basis. The judges had a difficult time choosing the top 3 places.

The winners received their prizes on November 1st before the Friends monthly board meeting. In First place, and receiving a $100 bookstore gift card for photograph A Tree House Moment was Naomi Moran . Moran is a life-long Cambridge resident who will be moving to California at the end of the month. Second place, and a $50.00 gift card, was awarded to Samir Bukhari for Making Myself at Home, and for third place and a $25.00 gift card, the judges chose Peacock by Susana Segat.  The winners, all three of whom are first time photography contest winners, are pictured at right.

Here are the winning photographs with descriptions provided by their photographers.

A Tree House Moment
“We all seek moments within the library to sit and reflect as we read and study. Finding this corner with a window creates a sense of being high up in the trees in early fall, overlooking Cambridge.”

Making Myself At Home
 “I was browsing the stacks on the second floor, when I turned around to see my three year old son engrossed in a book. I was struck by the beautiful tree in the back, which with its filigree always reminded me of a brain or nervous system. It seemed very apt.”

“The tree branches grandly spread out, the colors and the warmth emanating from the inside of the library - both compete for our attention, yet blend together as one.”

 The Friends would like to thank everyone who entered our very first photography contest. You can see all of the entries in our blog's slideshow or by following this link to our Flickr photostream.  We hope to make this an annual competition, so keep an eye on the blog in 2012 for the details on next year's contest.

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library click here.

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