GRAND PRIZE WINNERS IN THE "NATION OF Readers" national photography contest sponsored by the American Library Association were announced July 6 by President E.J. Josey.
The judges selected 13 winners from more than 1,200 entries in 49 states. Submissions came from the 606 local libraries sponsoring the contests during National Library Week (Jan., p. 58). Judges were nationally known photographers Victor Skrebneski and Archie Lieberman, both of Chicago, and Doris Kinney, reporter of Life magazine in New York.
Prizes awarded were $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $250 for third, and a $100 President's Prize.
First prize in the adult black-and-white division went to William Kuntzman of Powell, Wyo., for his photo titled "The Magic of Reading" (top, far left). Kuntzman, an amateur photographer, said his portrait of eight-year-old daughter Brenna clasping a book of horse stories was true to life. "She loves horses and she loves to read--all the horse stories she can get her hands on." Source: Powell, Wyo., Branch Library.
First prize in the youth black-and-white division was awarded to Crescentia Jenkins, 16, for "Reflections" (top center), a portrait of a young woman reading by the shore of Lake Superior. Jenkins shot the photo for a class assignment at Cloquet (Minn.) High School. Source: Cloquet Public Library.
William F. Thompson won first prize in the adult color division for his portrait …