the SHOOTOUT

Thanks to the many talented photographers attending MARS, who participated and contributed hundreds of images for this years "Shootout", even better than ever with 3 great sponsors and multiple opportunities to win!
All images were created between 5 PM, Sunday, May 5, and Noon on Wednesday, May 8.
The judges had a tough time selecting the best in each category, so congratulations to all the winners!

for the "MARS CHALLENGE"
Anonymous entries in three categories (Portrait, Scenic, & Illustrative/Art) were rated by a panel of judges. Winners were announced and shown at the Wrap Party on Thursday, May 9th, and awarded a blue ribbon, $50 in cash, and a $50 gift certificate to PhotoFlashDrives.com.

for the "CANON PRINT COMP"
Entries were judged on print quality (printed on Canon printer at the school), judged by Canon reps, and announced and shown at the Wrap Party on Thursday, May 9th. Winners were awarded a $100 Visa Card.

for the "TAMRON THROWDOWN"
Entries were created using a TAMRON lens, within the same time period, and judged by TAMRON reps. Their winning choice was awarded a new TAMRON lens.

Winning images will also be published here on the MARS website for an entire year, and potentially featured on the cover of next years convention program!

See ALL of the contest entries HERE



the "MARS CHALLENGE" champions

Best Scenic
WAYNE HALL


Best Illustrative
DARIA UHLIG


Best Portrait
SHARON NIHART





"CANON PRINT COMP"

Best Scenic
ABIGAIL GUZMAN


Best Portrait
VALENTINA LI


Best Abstract
KIM KEILY


Best B&W
CHRISTINE CHAMBERS


Best Product Shot
ANDREW HEISS





"TAMRON THROWDOWN"

CHRISTINE CHAMBERS (lens winner)




GET READY FOR THE NEXT "SHOOTOUT"!





M.A.R.S.
Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography