A dozen members of the Jim Wells County 4-H took part in the 2011 District 12 4-H Photography Contest last week, with five students being selected as class winners in individual divisions and categories.

This year’s District 12 4-H Photography Contest featured nearly 200 entries from junior and intermediate 4-H students between the ages of 8 and 13 years old across the district’s 18 counties.

The entries are separated into 14 categories, twice the number available last year, and judged through a set criteria consisting of 12 elements.

Although a competition, the photos are not judged against one another. Instead, they are awarded points based on how they meet each element in the judging criteria which are then totaled.

Based on the photograph’s total score, ribbons are awarded to the students. Photographs scoring between 0 and 30 points are awarded a white ribbon, a red ribbon for 31 to 70 points or a blue ribbon for scoring 71 to 100 points.

A class winner is then selected in each category in each division based on the score the photographs received.

From Jim Wells County, Kendall Karasek was selected as class winner in the junior division of the Animals - Domestic category. Karasek also received blue ribbons for her entries in Details & Macro and Nature & Landscape.

Kyleigh Carr’s entry in the Food category was also selected as a class winner in the junior division.

Also a class winner in the junior division was Madison Lockard who took the top spot in the Dominant Color category. Lockard also received blue ribbons in Elements of Design, Marine & Aquatics and Plant & Flora and received a red ribbon for her entry in the Catch-All category.

Erin Gallagher was the other class winner in the Dominant Color category with her entry in the intermediate division.

Also in the intermediate division, Gabriela Cantu had her Details & Macro entry selected as class winner.

2011 District 12 4-H Photography Results for Jim Wells County

Animals - Domestic

Junior Division

Kendall Karasek - Class Winner/Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Logan McBryde - Blue Ribbon

Animals - Wildlife

Junior Division

Elise Hesseltine - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Ashlyn Hesseltine - Red Ribbon

Catch-All

Junior Division

Madison Lockard - Red Ribbon

Intermediate Division

David Gebert - Red Ribbon

Details & Macro

Junior Division

Kendall Karasek - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Gabriela Cantu - Class Winner/Blue Ribbon

Dominant Color

Junior Division

Madison Lockard - Class Winner/Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Erin Gallagher - Class Winner/Blue Ribbon

Elements of Design

Junior Division

Madison Lockard - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Logan McBryde - Blue Ribbon

Food

Junior Division

Kyleigh Carr - Class Winner/Blue Ribbon

Marine & Aquatics

Junior Division

Madison Lockard - Blue Ribbon

Nature & Landscape

Junior Division

Kendall Karasek - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

David Gebert - Blue Ribbon

Night Photography

Intermediate Division

Stephanie Swisher - Blue Ribbon

People

Junior Division

Katie Buegeler - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

David Gebert - Blue Ribbon

Plant & Flora

Junior Division

Madison Lockard - Blue Ribbon

Intermediate Division

Amanda Wygrys - Blue Ribbon