“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice

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.



“Sail Away” (Tonto National Forest) by David Forrest, Winner Diners’ Choice Award, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest.

“Moraine Lake, Near Banff, Alberta” by Kay Suchomel, Travel Category, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest

“Monsoon Saguaro” by Bill Tomsa, Landscape Category, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest.

“Coopers Hawk” by Tom Mangelsdorf, Wildlife Category, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest

“Venice, Italy” by Tom Mangelsdorf, Travel Category, 2017 Summer Fun Wildlife Category

“Twisted” by Bruce Houser, Travel Category, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest

“Ella” by David Forrest, Local People Category, 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest

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Author: Les Conklin

Les Conklin is the editor of A Peek at the Peak publications and the author of Images of America: Pinnacle Peak. He is the president of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association and the Monte de Paz HOA. He founded Friends of the Scenic Drive and has served on the Scottsdale Pride Commission, McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission, and on the boards of several local nonprofits. Les is a resident of north Scottsdale and a member of Scottsdale's History Maker Hall of Fame. Les is a volunteer school tour guide at the Musical Instrument Museum.

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