The winners of CC Photography's high school photography contest were displayed at Villano's last week for First Thursday. Two divisions of digital and traditional prints were further separated by three categories of person, place and thing in each division. Of the 12 schools participating and 272 entries received, 18 prints from six schools were chosen to be framed. The rest of the prints are displayed in binders at Villano's alongside the framed photographs throughout the rest of April. Judges consisted of Boise Camera Club members Bruce Olsen, Dave Crawforth and Bruce Moore.
Finalists in the "person" category of the digital division are Leah Wood from Capital High, with two prints in first and second place, and Sara Rankin from Boise High in third. In the "place" category of the digital division are Reed Morse of Boise High in first, Heather Walbridge of Capital High in second, and Reed Morse placing third as well. In the "thing" category of the digital division, finalists are Craig Morford of Eagle High, Nikki Shipman of Vallivue High, and Craig Morford; in first, second and third place respectively.
Finalists in the "person" category of the traditional division are Emily Brewster of Meridian High in first, Lauren Yarborough of Borah High in second, and Jill Ricketts of Meridian High in third. In the "place" category of the traditional division, Borah's Heather Porter placed first, Capital's Stephanie Holloway placed second, and Eagle's Karin Carlisle placed third. Alex Exine of Boise High placed first in the "thing" category of the traditional division, and Sara Hunt of Capital High placed second and third.
CC Photography plans on running the contest again in 2006, with the deadline before spring break and the show again in April.