Utah State Fair Photo Awards
One of my favorite competitions is the Utah State Fair. Its just fun- a state-wide competition against your neighbors. It is a great place to be recognized for the work you you…. in my case, for fun. The pieces I enter at the Utah State Fair are what I do to please myself. If I do well, great; if not, no big deal.
This year I entered five pieces. Well, six, really…. but I messed up number six and it was not entered into the actual competition. Some people call that disqualified. I guess. Of the other five, a waterfall I had a lot of faith in did nothing. The competition in Landscapes is VERY stiff, and when I saw what I was up against, I had to agree. My piece did not deserve to win. I had a second landscape in competition, in the Fine Art category. In fact, it was the Dead Horse Point piece that won at BYU that you may have already seen. It also was against a number of phenomenal pieces, and did not place.