Award Ceremony Saturday, August 1 at SMCM
This photo, Black & White #4, by John Esparolini of Berryville, Va. won first place in the B&W category of the 2008 Governor's Cup Yacht Race Photography contest.
ST. MARYS CITY, Md. (June 13, 2009) From snoozing sailors to stormy weather, the 2008 St. Marys College of Maryland (SMCM) Governors Cup Yacht Race Photography Competition yielded a diverse range of award-winning photographs. The historic race was captured by some of the best photographers on the Eastern Seaboard. First-place winners include Tom Wolffs Untitled in the color category, John Esparolinis Black and White #4 in the black and white category, and Al Schreitmuellers Canvas on Canvas in the post-race category.
St. Marys College sponsors the race and the photography competition.
Winning photographs are on display at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, at the entrance to B Concourse.
This is the 10th year the College has hosted the competition, which recognizes excellence and creativity in capturing the spirit of the Chesapeake Bays oldest and longest overnight yacht race. Scores of photographs were judged.
Winning photographers will be honored during the 2009 Governors Cup Yacht Race awards ceremony, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 1, at the Colleges waterfront under the tent.
2008 Governors Cup Photography Competition Winners:
-- First PlaceTom Wolff, Untitled, Mt. Rainier, Md.
-- Second PlaceKathleen Lange, Untitled #1, Bowie, Md.
-- Third PlaceHunter Harris, Governors Cup Sunset, Easton, Md.
-- Honorable MentionTom Wolff, Night Sailing
-- Honorable MentionRobert Tinari, Print #12, Chesapeake Beach, Md.
-- Honorable MentionJohn Bildahl, Atlantis Weather Gear, Annapolis, Md.
Black and White Category:
-- First PlaceJohn Esparolini, Black & White #4, Berryville, Va.
-- Second PlaceKurt Lengfield, Sepia Sailing, Piney Point, Md.
-- Third PlaceJohn Esparolin, Black & White #1,
-- First PlaceAl Schreitmueller, Canvas on Canvas, Annapolis, Md.
-- Second PlaceJohn Esparolini, Post-Race Photo #2
-- Third PlaceKeith Wood, Untitled, California, Md.
Judges for the contest were Colby Caldwell and Catherine Dunn.
The 2009 Governors Cup race will take place Friday, July 31 through Saturday, August 1. Registration for the race and photo competition is online at http://smcm.edu/govcup/.