Winners were announced Sunday, May 18, for the 10th annual amateur photo contest named in honor of world renowned Mayville, WI photographer Edgar G. Mueller.
Edgar G. Mueller (1913-2001) recorded the history of the Mayville area on his bicycle, sporting several cameras for over 65 years, and became famous in Oct. 1966 when Life Magazine published his photo of the Horicon Marsh Geese.
Chosen from a total of 63 photos, there were a total of 11 winners in two categories — black and white, and color. The contest was created by an anonymous donor who wished to promote appreciation for the creative aspects of photography.
The winners follow.
■Best of show: "In The Distance" by Meg Knight, Beaver Dam
■First place black & white: "Oh The Places You'll Go" by Aubrey White, Sussex
■First place color: "Frosted" by Colleen Kumro, Jackson
■Second place black & white: "Sweet Cheeks" by Jeremie Schultz, Beaver Dam
■Second place, color: "Leaf Puddles" by Lynn Proeber, Muskego
■Third place, black & white: "Never Ending Walk" by Carol Schmidt, Beaver Dam
■Third place, color: "Reflections" by Jess Strauch, Eau Claire
■Fourth place, black & white: "After The Ride" by Kristi Schumacher, Fall Creek
■Fourth place, color: "Reflections" by Lisa Traughber, Mayville
■Honorable mention, black & white: "Drifting" by Benjamin Talbot, Beaver Dam
■Honorable mention, color: "Ready To Strike" by Naomi Schultz, Beaver Dam
Judges for the event were Aileen Andrews, photographer from the Fond du Lac Reporter; Troy Freund, Troy Freund Photography of Milwaukee; and Rich Yehl of the West Bend Camera Clique.
The Mayville Limestone School Museum is located at the corner of North Main and Buchanan Streets in Mayville and was used as a public school for 125 years from 1857-1981.
All photos entered in the contest will be on display until October 20 when the museum closes for the season. For more information on the museum and next year's contest, visit www.mlsm.org.