Contest Winners

New Orleans, Louisianna
National Convention July 12-15, 2001

This year a strange thing happened. The high scorer in close-up went over the time limit in one room due to events that were not his fault. A medal was at stake. The Contest authorities met with the other contestants and explained the circumstances without naming names and asked them to vote whether to let the two top-scorers split the cash prize and the medal. To a man, they voted yes. Thanks to the generosity of spirit that exists in our Society, two people, Shawn Farquhar (right) and Joe Cole, share the High Score in Close-up and the Silver Medal of Merit.
(Shawn is still a little choked-up in this picture.)