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Marshall Square Park
• West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Friends of Marshall Square Park and the
Chester County Camera Club

Despite gusty winds and finally a few drops of rain causing us to end our exhibit at 3:30 instead of 4:00, our 1st Annual Marshall Square Park Photo Contest went well!

Twenty photographers entered 49 photographs taken in the Park to be anonymously judged there on May 21, 2006, by three members of the Chester County Camera Club based on their judging criteria.

All thirteen winning photographs are now on display through July 5th in the West Chester Borough Hall atrium (401 East Gay Street) and will remain posted on this Website (click on the titles below). Go see them for yourselves and plan to see next year's show before the losers take theirs home—one did get purchased just in time.

Five students from Henderson High won prizes, and a ten-year-old boy shot "Shoes" from a perspective only a kid would find. A Polaroid emulsion transfer print (Dogwood) and experimental work with a plastic toy camera (Park Bench, Park Sign) rewarded these creative students. "Brick Sidewalk" used infrared film, winterizing the green leaves of summer.

We are now taking orders for 5x7 and 8x10 prints of the winning images—matte finish on quality photo paper, unmounted and suitable for framing. All proceeds are to restore the Park's historic Fountain Garden.

Orders can be taken by (and Print Order Forms are available from):

Parks and Recreation Department, Room 229
West Chester Borough Hall
401 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Or click here for a printable PDF of the Print Order Form
2006 Photo Contest Winners

And the winners are...

Grand Prize
Laura Barton, Monumental Snow

Adult, Large Print
1st: Ray Doyle, Brick Sidewalk
2nd: Jim Salvas, Swiss Cottage
3rd: Jim Salvas, Morning Sentinel

Adult, Small Print
1st: Pat Shorten, Statue
2nd: Pat Shorten, Brick Swales
3rd: Sophie Ghedin, Little Girl in The Park

Student, Large Print
1st: Brian Shantz, Age 10, Shoes
2nd: Allison W. Struebing*, Park Bench
3rd: Allison W. Struebing*, Park Sign

Student, Small Print
1st: Julie Matthews*, Man on Park Bench
2nd: Virginie Brigeon*, Dogwood
3rd: Colin Crane*, Hoops
*Henderson High

The Judges at work.