The 2010 Morton Pumpkin Festival Photo Contest in Morton, Illinois appeared to be another great success. There were over 160 photos entered in three categories, Junior, Amateur and Professional. The quality of the photos was outstanding. I was especially impressed with what I saw in the Junior category, which is 12 to 18 year olds. I’m sure the judge had a difficult time picking the winners. A different judge might have chosen a completely different set of winners, and they’d still be photos to be proud of.
After some debate, I decided to enter my photo of the surprise lily rather than the beach sunset. I was pleased that it was awarded 2nd place in the Professional Division.