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10th Annual ABQ Free Press Weekly Photo Contest Submissions

All 48 Submissions for This Year's ABQ Free Press Weekly Photo Contest

Nearly 50 Photographers Entered

Photo Contest Winner: Robert Martin

If you paused to wonder how a 3-year-old paper was launching its 10th annual photo contest, we understand the confusion.

The history is not all that remarkable though. When ABQ Free Press Weekly bought ABQ Arts & Entertainment, it also inherited the magazine’s photo contest. And since the staff at the Free Press love opportunities to highlight our readers and their broad scope of talents, we embraced the contest as part of our annual content.

Rip Williams Photography, The Artistic Image Offered Photo Contest Prize Support

This year, we reached out to two local businesses: Rip Williams Photography and The Artistic Image, for prize support. Rip Williams donated four hours of studio time for our first-place winner, and Artistic Image owner Bob Laetare offered up a 16X20 print on fine art paper, matted to 20X24 and ready for framing for second place.

When we announced the contest in mid-October, we were stunned to receive just shy of 50 entries, all of which were clearly shot by people who care deeply about their art.

While it is difficult to choose only a first and second place winner, we also didn’t want to ignore the rest of the very talented photographers who took the time to enter our competition.

So please, enjoy the complete set of entries for the ABQ Free Press Weekly’s 10th Annual Photo Contest.

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Dan Klein

Dan Klein is a retired Albuquerque police sergeant. Reach him via Facebook and Twitter via @dankleinabq.

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