The Eagle River Camera Club, in cooperation with Jitters and Gutierrez Photography, is pleased to announce the winning photographs for the 2022 Bear Paw Festival.
This year’s exhibit includes photographs that were selected from over 230 entries by local photographers. Photographers entered under one of three classes: Adult, Teen or Youth. All the photos in this show were taken in Alaska after January 1, 2021. There were eight categories that they were able to enter in: Eagle River, People, Cultural, Scenic, Fauna, Flora, Creative, and Open. All youth entries were judged in a single Open category.
During the Bear Paw Festival we accept votes (online and in person at Jitters) for the Festival Favorite. This year voting closed on July 17 at 5:00pm. Allyson Brokaw’s “Looking Up The Peak” was voted the Festival Favorite.
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The exhibit is on display at Jitters (the best coffee shop in Alaska ) in Eagle River throughout the month of July.
Town Square Bloom – PJ WILKINS BELLFlora - Adult - 2nd Place
Snowangels in Denali – Kiri AbbasPeople - Adult - 2nd Place
Winter is Coming – Amya RanckCreative - Teen - 1st Place
Serenity – Robin RuzicFlora - Adult - 1st Place
School Skiing – Katelyn BellPeople - Teen - 2nd Place
River Ribbons – Lisa TorkelsonCreative - Adult - 2nd Place
Relics from the Past – Lisa TorkelsonScenic - Adult - 1st Place
Reindeer Sven – Anna RanckOpen - Youth - 1st Place
Reflecting on Winter's Arrival – Amya RanckScenic - Teen - Honorable Mention
Reach For A Win – Gary SteinfortCultural - Adult - Honorable Mention
Night Mode – Lisa TorkelsonCreative - Adult - Honorable Mention
Midnight Fire – PJ WILKINS BELLEagle River - Adult - 1st Place
Magnet Magic – Tucker AbbasOpen - Youth - 2nd Place
Lynx – Kathy DotyFauna - Adult - 1st Place
Light Painted Spiral at Beach Lake – Roy PaceEagle River - Adult - 2nd Place
Ladder Up – Xavier GabelOpen - Youth - Honorable Mention
Greenery – Elise BeckwithFlora - Teen - 2nd Place
Green and Pink – Elise BeckwithFlora - Teen - 1st Place
Gopher It – Amya RanckFauna - Teen - 1st Place
Excited Huskies – Elise BeckwithFauna - Teen - 2nd Place
ERHS Game Prep – Katelyn BellEagle River - Teen - 2nd Place
Driving Home – Katelyn BellEagle River - Teen - 1st Place