CANTON, OH (September 17, 2009) - Timken Grand Parade snapshots from professional photographerTedd Perkins of Canton won a first-place award and the coveted "Best of Show" in the 21st annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Photo Contest. He also won two honorable mentions, for a total personal prize package of $400.[caption id="attachment_2922" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="HOFEF Best of Show photographed by Tedd Perkins"][/caption]
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. Thirteen photographers won a total cash purse of $1,700.
Other $100 first-place winners in the professional category include William Green of Louisville (Drum Corps International Competition), Ernie Aranyosi of Uniontown (Balloon Classic Invitational) and Bob Rossiter of Canton (2-Mile and 5-Mile Races). Raymond Stewart of Canton won a first place award (Community Parade) and both Stewart and Brook Triplett of Cantonwere awarded $25 honorable mentions.
The non-professional category was led by Larry Clapper of Massillon who received $200 for two first-place winning photos from the Drum Corps International Competition and Timken Grand Parade. Also winning multiple awards in the non-professional category were Andy Smith of Canton with a $100 first place for the Balloon Classic Invitational and two $25 honorable mentions; Dominique Tozzi of Youngstown with a $100 first place for the Ribs Burnoff and one $25 honorable mention; and Christina Wine of Massillon with a $100 first place for the 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races and one $25 honorable mention.
Completing the winners in the non-professional category were Ed McCall of Canton with $100 for his first place Community Parade photo, Heather Lancaster of Magnolia with $100 for her first place Concert and Fireworks photo, and Norm Kutz of Canton with two honorable mention awards at $25 each.
The winning photos will be on display at the Canton Museum of Art from Oct. 30 through Nov. 10 and on the Enshrinement Festival's Web site atwww.profootballhofef.com