Village of Mundelein issued the following announcement on Aug. 23.
The Mundelein Arts Commission (MAC) is delighted to announce the top three winners in the Second Annual “This is Mundelein” Photography Contest. The Commission was extremely pleased by the quality and number of submittals in this year’s response. The contest generated fifty-nine entries–more than triple the number of 2018 entries.
This year’s theme was “Sunsets and Sunrises Over Mundelein.” First place was awarded to Yas Saeki for a serene photo of three figures fishing on a Diamond Lake pier; second place honors to Jack Stanislaw for a captivating photo of Diamond Lake’s lily pads glowing in the setting sun, and third place honors to Lindsey Oaks for an ethereal shot of the rising moon taken next to the Village Hall.
The contest was conducted under the direction of MAC Commissioner Stan Kirschner, a professional photographer who studied with Ansel Adams. He is also a certified Chicago Area Camera Club judge. He trained six other members of the MAC as judges, and the 59 entries were judged on a point system of 3-9, which is the standard professional judging criteria.
“I am so pleasantly astounded by the amount of talent evident in our community,” says Kirschner. “The quality of submissions was outstanding, varied, and unique in photo composition,” he said, adding, “We can’t wait to see next year’s response.”
In the near future, the winning photos will be on permanent display in the Village Hall lobby for the public to enjoy. Additionally, winners received prizes of $50, $30, and $20 for first, second and third place.
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Source: Village of Mundelein