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Terry Butler's photograph titled "Little Girl" was named Image of the Year and earned first place it the Humanity category. Butler is from Hudson. He took the phot at Luxemburg Garden in Paris. Submitted photo to Hudson Star Observer.

Photo club gives awards, first places to Hudson and New Richmond

Life River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
Photo club gives awards, first places to Hudson and New Richmond
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The Western Wisconsin Photography Club, which meets monthly at The Phipps Center for the Arts, has awarded first place ribbons for images submitted by members during 2013. The club’s 2013 Image of the Year was awarded to Terry Butler for “Little Girl”, which also received the honor of first place for the Humanity category. This image was taken at Luxemburg Garden in Paris, while Butler was attending a photography workshop in Paris. Butler is a Hudson resident.

First place for Creative was awarded to Melissa Anderson of Hudson for “Golden Day”, a photo that was shot at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Anderson was also awarded first place for the Nature category for “Crown of Gold” and for first place in the Travel category, “Bridge to the Mountains”, both of which were also taken in Banff National Park, at Herbert Lake and Bow Lake. 

First place in the Realistic category was awarded to Troy Schmidt of New Richmond for “Waiting”, a photo taken on a Saturday morning in Stillwater while a customer was waiting for the barber shop to open. 

First place for Color Print was awarded to Terry Butler of Hudson for the still life “Three Pears and a Bottle”. Butler also was awarded a first place ribbon in the Mono Print category for “Country Church”, a photo of the Historic Woodside Place church in Baldwin.

The club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and equipment and is a member of the Camera Council, which includes 24 member clubs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Meetings are both social and educational and are held on the first Wednesday of every month. The public is welcome to come for an evening or to become a member. For further information, go to