Competition Judges 2022

Monthly competition judges are selected by the Competition Committee. Judges are not current club members, nor do judges have access to names or other information about entrants. Learn about previous 2022, 2021, 2020 judges.

Competition Committee members for 2022 are Shawn Gibson, Ken Spencer, Roy O’Rear, Brian Fesko and Hal Wallar.

February 2022: Kevin Brown

Judge-Kevin-Brown-Sept2018Entry deadline is midnight Thursday, Feb.3; awards presented Feb. 17.

Kevin Brown has been shooting professionally since before he could drive. He had a darkroom at age 10 and was a staff newspaper photographer at age 15.

Now, with over 40 years of professional experience, he specializes in commercial, editorial, architectural, and industrial assignments for agency and corporate-direct clients across the United States. He is based in Arlington.

March 2022: Don Smarto

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Entry deadline is midnight Thursday, March.3; awards presented March 17.

Don Smarto is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker.

As owner of Double Systems production company, he produced documentaries and television advertising. He has a collection of more than 1,000 cameras which he uses with classroom lectures.

Don’s work has received more than 40 awards from photography associations, the Hollywood Press Association, National Association of Broadcasters and international photo associations.

He is an ordained Baptist minister and is active in youth ministries, prison ministries and pastoral care.

April 2022: Angilee Wilkerson

Entries are due by midnight, April 7; awards and comments will be presented April 21.

Angilee Wilkerson is an artist, educator and professional photographer. She is creative director for University Brand Strategy and Communications at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Her work has been honored by jurors from the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum, George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film and others. In addition, her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in publications such as Photo Review, Photo District News, Photographer’s Forum and Wall Street Journal.

Angilee earned certification as a Texas Master Naturalist and is passionate about Texas prairie restoration. She donates her time to education and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources in North Texas. 

She received a master of fine arts in photography and paper and book arts from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of fine arts in photography from TCU.

December 2022: Year-End Awards

There is no contest in December; rather, we celebrate photography by announcing the awards to members who have accrued points from monthly competitions.