The judges for the fifth annual “Faces of Evanston” photography contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, met recently to review the contest entries. Judges included Lois Roewade, former director of First Night Evanston and past chair of the Evanston Arts Council; Miriam Kravis, a professional photographer; Dino Robinson, design-firm owner and editor of Shorefront; and Norah Delaney, executive director of the Evanston Art Center.
Winners will be announced at a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center,927 Noyes St
. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 24 and 25 before moving to First Bank & Trust,820 Church St
In addition to the unveiling of the prize-winners and honorable-mention photos, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra will play, light refreshments will be served and a silent auction held to benefit the Kiwanis Foundation.
“We are very pleased with the continuing response to the contest,” said Dr. Stamata Blanas, president of the group. Each year our contest participants come up with a fresh look at what drives the excitement that is the Evanston community,” she added.
A special feature of this year’s display will be several photos by students at Family Focus. Collaborating with the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Art Center, Family Focus helped provide instruction on how students could enhance their photo-taking experience. These photos will also be shown at the Kiwanis reception.
“We hope to encourage more young people to enjoy photography. Pictures are more than just a celebration; they are a part of our history, too,” said Dr. Blanas.
Anyone who would like to make a bid on the auction items can do so by going to makeitbetter.net.