Sister Cities photo contest winners named

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 04:52 PM

The response to Sister Cities of Durham’s Photo Contest, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” was gratifying. Nearly 150 submissions were received from students and the general public.

The skill demonstrated and the variety of photographs illustrates why our town is such a great place to live. Winning photos will be displayed in an exhibition at Durham County Hall in Durham, England, scheduled to open Thursday.

The winners:

General Public Category:

First Place: Mark Jackman

Second Place: Gary Falgout

Third Place: Gil Buker

Honorable Mention: Sally Citrini and Gary Falgout

Student Category:

First Place: Matt Owens

Second Place: Anna Schlesinger

Third Place: Cody Wilkerson

Honorable Mention: Savannah Mangum and Anna Schlesinger

So many fine photographs were received by talented students that a few more young photographers are deserving of special recognition: Kinsey Blount, Bethany Boak, Royce Broadright, Jordan Mangum and Caroline Pearce. 

Sister Cities of Durham Inc. ( links Durham, North Carolina, to cities in five countries around the world – Arusha, Tanzania; Durham, England; Kostroma, Russia; Toyama, Japan; and Zhuzhou and Kunshan, China. Through various activities we seek to promote international friendship and intercultural understanding. The success of this photo contest forges another link in the chain of communication with our friends abroad.

Thank you, Durham!


The photos accompanying this story are some of the winning entries in the Sister Cities of Durham photo contest. Other winners will be featured in The Durham Herald in upcoming weeks.