About the Ebook
Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to announce the winners of its Spirit of Place photo and video competition. More than 3,800 images and videos were submitted to 11 competition categories from image-makers around the world. Over $25,000 in prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony on June 7 at Maine Media Workshops + College, along with an exhibition in the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport Village.
In addition to landscape, seascape, people/culture, portfolio, and youth categories, the competition also included a category devoted to Midcoast Maine. Images and videos submitted for that prize will be donated to create an archive hosted by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and available to businesses and nonprofits in the community to promote the midcoast region.
The 11 contest winners are a diverse group of professional and recreational image-makers who hail from six different states, and as far away as Denmark, Germany, and Israel. “We are very pleased with the response to this contest from people all over the U.S. and many other countries around the world and impressed by the quality of images and videos selected by our jurors,” said Meg Weston, president of Maine Media Workshops + College.
Thanks to Mat Thorne of Seven Bay Design for his work in design both the print and eBook version of our contest results.
Maine Media Workshops is a non-profit educational organization offering over 450 year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Maine Media Workshops is a leader in visual arts education offering one-week to one-year workshops and programs for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Students from across the country and around the world attend courses at all levels, from absolute beginner and serious amateur to working professional; also high school and college students. A Community of Passion. For 40 years, the Maine Media Workshops has influenced thousands of people - many of them in life-changing ways. When asked what was the most important part of their experience at the school, some talk about the spectacular beauty of the environment, others praise the excellence of the programs, the world-renowned faculty or state-of-the-art equipment. Many respond by acknowledging the staff and their dedication to creating exceptional experiences.