We won! The Bird Stays in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Camera Club captured the 2018 annual competition with the Dallas Camera Club by a score of 345 to 338.

Judges reviewed 15 prints and 15 digital images from each club scoring each with the competition scale of 1-5.

Judges were Jeff Grimm, long-time instructor and member of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors;  commercial photographer Steve Kozak; and David Thomason, Dallas-area photographer. Judges viewed images at the Oct. 4 meeting. (As with monthly club competitions, judges are not members of either club and do not have information about entrants.)

The 2018 top winners in each category are:


  • 1st Place – Hal Waller, Fort Worth – The Eagle Hunter
  • 2nd Place – Jeff Heyer, Fort Worth – An Evening in Manarola
  • 3rd Place – Steve Donovan, Dallas – Reflections of Singapore
  • Honorable Mention – Hugh Adams, Dallas – Calla Lillies


  • 1st Place – David Morgan, Fort Worth – African Sunrise; above
  • 2nd Place – Shelley Vandegrift, Dallas – Setting Sail
  • 3rd Place – Alan Whiteside, Dallas – In Step
  • Honorable Mention – Brian Fesko, Fort Worth – Nearly Chow Time

The Bird trophy will remain perched on the podium at club meetings in 2019; learn more about the contest; find scores (members only.)

View Fort Worth and Dallas digital entries and available print winners:


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