Pre-teen takes student honors in Victoria Photography Club contest
Many of the 574 entries in the 2011 Victoria Photography Club contest will be on display at the Victoria Mall, 7800 N. Navarro St., from Saturday through Aug. 21.
Isis Garcia has been taking photographs about half her life.
Of course she only turns 13 on Aug. 21.
Isis, a former Victoria resident who now lives in Ingleside, won the student division of the 2011 Victoria Photography Club photo contest. She topped 23 other student entries.
Isis said she got her first camera as a birthday present when she was 6 or 7.
"I started taking pictures, and I really liked it," she said. "Then I joined the photography club and really got into it."
The winning photograph was taken inside the log cabin at the DeWitt County Historical Museum in Cuero.
"We went there to take photographs and it just caught my eye," she said.
For her photograph, "Old Time Reading," Isis won $30 and a ribbon, but it's not the prize money that has her most excited.
"It's what I want to do when I get older," she said.
Tom Savage, of Saginaw, took Best of Show honors and a $125 prize for "Willow, Maple & Bridge."
Other winners and categories include Savage, Animals/Fauna; Mark Oberle, Victoria, Birds; Oberle, Creative; Don Jeane, Victoria, Flowers/Plants; Keven Esparza, San Antonio, Landscape/Scenic; Savage, Macro; Carolyn Morehead, Yorktown, Miscellaneous; and Marsha Gibson, Cuero, Portraits/People.
Other than the student division, first place in each category won $75, second place won $50 and third won $25.
Pam Stryker chaired the contest that drew 574 entries.