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Photo Essay Winners Announced

Friday April 01, 2005

The Berkeley Historical Society announced the winning photographers for its Life Magazine-Style Photo Essay Competition this week. 

The contest, held to coincide with Berkeley’s 127th birthday on April 1, was open to any photographs, as long as they had some connection to the city of Berkeley. 

Thirty-eight photographers submitted panels of up to six photographs. Twenty-five Berkeley High School students entered work. 

The winning entries will be displayed during the Historical Society meeting at the Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center St., on Sunday, April 10 from 3-5 p.m. All entries will become part of the Historical Society archives. 

The photographers were divided into four categories: adult, seniors, college and high school. In the high school category, two students won second place and two students won third. Since there were only two entries from college students, only one was awarded a third prize. 

Winners were awarded $127 for first place (in honor of the city’s 127th birthday), $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.  

The Daily Planet, which was a co-sponsor of the contest, will run a selection of the winning photographs in the coming weeks. 


Photo Essay Winners 

Adults: First place, Jim Hair; second place, Brian Shiratsuki; third place, Miki Jurcan. 


Seniors: First place, John Jekabson; second place, Lawrence Wolfley; third place, Lea Delson. 


College: Third place, Brittany Nickerson. 


High School: First place, Rosa Rangel; second place, Tito Rodriquez and Jennifer Wheelerstein; third place, Rachel Koslofsky and Misha Yerlick.