###Caption: Best of Show Photograph by Bob Rossiter, taken at the Balloon Classic Invitational/Jackson-Belden Food Fest and Fireworks
HOF Enshrinement Festival 22nd annual Photo Contest award winners announced
CANTON, OH (Sept. 16, 2010) – Snapshots from the Balloon Classic Invitational/Jackson-Belden Food Fest and Fireworks taken by professional photographer Bob Rossiter of Canton won a first place award and the coveted “Best of Show” in the 22nd annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Photo Contest, sponsored by the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography. The annual photo contest was open to amateur and professional photographers alike, and any photos of outdoor Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events qualified for entry. The photos were judged based on creativity, clarity, depth and color, overall composition and print quality. Twelve photographers won a total cash purse of $1,450. Rossiter also won two additional first place awards for 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races and Concert and Fireworks, for a total personal prize package of $550. Other $100 first place winners in the professional category include Tedd Perkins of Canton (Drum Corps International Competition), Denny Valentine of Louisville (Timken Grand Parade) and Scott Heckel of North Canton (Ribs Burnoff). Ernie Aranyosi of Uniontown and William Green of Louisville took home $25 honorable mentions. The non-professional category was led by Andy Smith of Canton who received $200 for two first place-winning photos from the 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races and the Ribs Burnoff, as well as one $25 honorable mention. Other award-winners in the non-professional category were Doug Perry of Canton with a $100 first place win for the Balloon Classic Invitational, and Roger Sommer of Barberton with a $100 first place win for the Timken Grand Parade as well as two $25 honorable mentions. Other honorable mentions went to Christina Wine of Massillon, Lindy Anastis of Canton and Gorman Findley of Centre Hall, Pa. The winning photos will be on display at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography at 520 Cleveland Ave. N in downtown Canton from Oct. 8 through Oct. 30, and on the Enshrinement Festival’s Web site at www.profootballhofef.com.