2013-04-05 / Letters

Kudos to Boys and Girls Club photogs

To the editor:

What a great pleasure to read about the Boys and Girls Club photography contest. For the past four years, the Waterville BGC joined the Imagemakers photo contest. What we did was open it to every student in the area, whether club members or not. Through recruiting of sponsors, we paid for all the associated costs and were able to offer prizes to all the local award winners. We staged the exhibit in a very public place off the club site to make it a community event. In four years, our participant numbers grew by 100 percent. We, of course, sent the best club member photos on to regional and national competitions. In the past four years we had four national award winners.

My congratulations to all the children who participated and to club staffer Jennifer Kirk. I personally know what a large and rewarding task it is putting together the show. It offers proof that the Boys and Girls Clubs offer opportunities across the spectrum, looking for every niche special to each child.

For those who want to see more, you can go to Imagemakersbgca.org to view the galleries of current and past national winners.

Steve Aucoin South Portland

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