September 15, 2017
By Les Conklin
GPPA thanks former Scottsdale mayor “Sam” Kathryn Campana, Scottsdale councilman David Smith, and Evelyn Johnson, Executive Director, Cave Creek Museum, and all the other guests who attended the Summit of Summer Fun on September, 9th at the Summit Diner. Guests included most of the winners of this year’s Summer Fun Photography and Write Stuff Contests. Thanks also to GPPA volunteers Judy Conklin, Cindy Lee, and Peter Cherry.
During dinner, guests had the opportunity to watch a continuous slide show of all the photographs entered in the photo contest, including the winners previously selected by judges and all those not selected by the judges. Guests then voted for their favorite non-winning photograph. The photo with the most votes was awarded the 2017 Diners’ Choice Award.
And the Winner …
During the awards ceremony after dinner, it was announced that the winner was “Sail Away” by David Forrest. Forrest also received the 2017 Tony Nelssen Award as the grand prize winner of the 2017 Summer Fun Photography Contest. “Sail Away” and other photographs entered this year’s contest are shown below. The overall winners selected by judges were featured in the last issue of The Peak. You will find a link to the article below.
2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest Winners – “One Love” Gets Grand Prize Article
Sneak Peeks: Summer Fun, Desert Edge, Honors Article