And the Winners Are …

Night Bloomer Cactus, by Yvonne Nystrom

Ken Duquaine

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) wrapped up its 2022-23 season on April 20 with a banquet and year-end photo competition. The annual year-end competition represents the best images submitted by our competing members in monthly competitions throughout the past season. Each competing member is allowed to submit up to four photos that had been previously entered and scored by a three-judge panel in monthly competitions.

Results of the year-end competition are as follows:

First-place winning images from the 2022-23 year-end competition:


Class A: Lynn Thompson, Northern Cardinal

Class B: Phyllis Peterson, Castle in the Clouds


Class A: Ken Duquaine, An Indigo Bunting

Class B: Yvonne Nystrom, Night Bloomer Cactus

Class C: Donna McGregor, Broadbill Hummingbird

The Photographer of the Year designation is based on the total number of points accumulated with a required minimum number of photos submitted in the monthly competitions in both print and digital divisions.

Award-winning photographers for the 2023-24 competition year:

Class A Print Photographer of the Year: Linda Davis and Raul Lopez

Class B Print Photographer of the Year: Larry McDonald

Class A Projected Image Photographer of the Year: Jan Ballard

Class B Projected Image Photographer of the Year: Norma Walsh

Class C Projected Image Photographer of the Year: Donna McGregor

Next season the Sun Lakes Camera Club’s location and days for its bi-weekly meetings will change. SLCC’s meetings from October of 2023 through April of 2024 will be held in the Cottonwood Country Club’s Lecture Hall on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Meeting times will remain the same, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Membership dues for the 2023-24 season will be $35 for singles and $50 for a couple.

For more information about the Sun Lakes Camera Club and its activities, contact SLCC President Samantha (Sam) Palmatier at 907-727-0334 or [email protected] or Past President Lynn Thompson at 480-734-0040 or [email protected], and visit our website,