Results of Sixth
Contest - 2013
prize, $100, a clear winner
points, is Lightning at Sunset, Kelowna BC, taken by Gabor
Fricska on August 10 2011.
prize, $75, with 33
by Gabor Fricska, is titled Rime on Grass,
taken in the Okanagan Valley on February 8, 2012.
prize, $50, with 30
by Joe Schaefer, is titled A Weatherman's Holiday, New Smyrna Beach
It was taken on June 18, 2011 and
was followed 15 minutes later by a tornado at nearby Cocoa Beach
The first prize for this year's
was donated by Lou Ranahan, a CMOS Ottawa Centre member. Lou
developed his web site www.meteorology.ca
which serves as a portal for meteorology web sites around the world,
you are invited to visit.
24 photos we submitted to this year's contest. Photos were displayed
the Saskatoon Congress and on the web
Voting was open from May 21 to June 21, 2013. 37 electronic ballots and
21 paper ballots were cast.
As for other years, a point
used to determine the winning photos: three points for first choice;
points for second choice; and one point for third choice.
Qing Liao helped with the
Fricska is a meteorologist based in Kelowna BC. This was
his first time entering our photo contest, and he duplicated the feat
achieved by Patrick McCarthy in the last contest by winning the first
two prizes. This is a clear indication that his photographic
expertise truly appeals to CMOS members.
Joe Schaefer is a
long-time member of CMOS who resides in the USA. He is retired as
Director of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. He
was a first-time entrant and in fact submitted only one photo which won
In addition to Gabor Fricska
and Joe Schaefer who won the prizes, we wish to thank the
photographers for their excellent photos which were widely seen and
during the contest period: André
Bolduc, Frédéric Fabry, Wolf Read, Jeffery Smith and
Keep your cameras at the ready.
under way for the 7th Annual Photo Contest to celebrate the artistic
creative talents of CMOS members. One entry for the upcoming
contest (which missed the 2013 deadline) has already been received.
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