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Take Your Shot Teen Photo Contest names winners for 2023

Sarnia, ON – The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and Lambton County Library have named the 14 teenagers who will have their photographs displayed in an upcoming exhibit, Humans of Lambton, opening August 4, 2023, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery.

Over a three-month period, 91 submissions were received for the Take Your Shot Teen Photo Contest from teens located throughout Lambton County. A panel of jurors selected 26 photographs for the exhibit in the following categories: Groups, Candid/Environmental, and Creative/Fine Art portraits.

Four teens will receive awards for their creative photographs: Rylee Kerr (Overall Winner), Miranda Hurst (Groups), Isabelle Robert (Candid/Environmental), and Ava Donald (Creative/Fine Art).

Teens who will also be included in this year’s exhibition include Alexis Brown, Alyssa Bydeley, Benedict Lumapas, Elliott Besley, Jade Harris, Lina Chanaga, Raveena Duggal, Regan Jacklin, Savana Gorniak, and Sydney Roper.

“We would like to acknowledge all of the teens who responded to the call for submissions and hope to see continued submissions the annual contest continues in the years to come,” said Sonya Blazek, Curator/Supervisor at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery.

An artist preview for the teens being showcased in the exhibit will be hosted at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery on Thursday, August 3, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Winners will receive recognition of their achievement that evening.

“The Take Your Shot Teen Photo Contest partnership between Lambton County Library and Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery was started in 2019, and we continue to be inspired by the young talent in our community,” said Vanitia Campbell, Public Services Coordinator – Youth at Lambton County Library.

For information about Humans of Lambton exhibition, visit the Humans of Lambton page on the JNAAG website, and visit the exhibit, opening to the public on August 4.

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s hours of operation are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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