August 1, 2021

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Winners declared in composing/photo contest

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A pair of stories about provider dogs earned prime honors in the youth classification of the 2021 Gib Mathers Journalistic Crafting and Images Contest.

Emmalee Nordland acquired the grand prize for her post, “A range to don’t forget,” which tells the tale of a area veteran’s experience with Northwest Struggle Buddies. The nonprofit firm pairs professionally experienced provider canines with overcome veterans who have PTSD.

“… All round, this story came closest to honoring the spirit and writing practices of the contest’s namesake,” judges said.

Another support puppy-themed entry, “Living to provide,” by William Nordland, been given honorable mention in the youth class. Judges said the heartwarming tale incorporated exciting facts.

In the grownup classification, Laurie Zwemer was named the grand prize winner for her piece, “White male, white SUV.”

“Of the adult entries, this piece presents the most gripping narrative and journalistic styling,” judges explained. “The crystal clear, descriptive target all but promises a juxtaposition and exploration of at least a single modern countrywide difficulty.”

Honorable point out in the adult class went to Carol Bendick for “The Milky Way.” Judges mentioned the to start with-human being reflection on lifetime on a dairy farm would function effectively in an agriculture-themed edition.

“The tangible descriptive aspects coloration the ethereal recollections with a crisp clarity, building a word painting certain to resonate with ag visitors,” judges stated.

In the youth picture contest, Kinley Bollinger won grand prize for her image of a sunflower. Judges praised her composition and use of gentle. Honorable point out went to Emmalee Nordland for her photograph of a grain industry, which coloristically captures the atmosphere of summer time into harvest.

A serene scene snapped from a canoe earned Kerry Nordland the grand prize for shots among the older people. Judges counseled the intentional composition and unique splendor. Honorable mention was awarded to Cheryl Roberts for her Alaskan sky picture, which judges mentioned was technically challenging and presented properly.

In its fourth 12 months, the contest acquired the greatest amount of entries because its inception. The contest was established by the Pals of the Powell Library in partnership with the Powell Tribune as a way to honor Mathers, who died in 2017. Mathers was a longtime member of the close friends team and labored as a journalist for the Tribune.

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