Love” was the thene of the annual Faces of Evanston photography contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.

At a reception on Sept. 24, club president Stamata Blanas (at right in photo) announced the winners. Laura Werner (left) received first place for her photo “Summer Ball,” as well as honorable mention for two other entries. Second place went to Jennifer Schumann for “Applause,” and Jill Brazel received third place for “Winter on Lee Street Beach.”

Ms. Schumann also won first place in photo manipulation for “Legacy.” Katherine Trusdell received the Voice of the People award for “A Boy and His Dog.”

Contest judges Norah Delaney, Miriam Kravis, Lois Roewade and Dino Robinson also awarded honorable mention to the following photographers:  Mickey Propadovich, Misti Henderson, Joseph Simchak, Yvette Meltzer, Jim Kozar, Christopher Cameron, Charles Darwall, Paul Whittaker, Margarita Matlis, Brian Wong, Barbara Seyfried and Hallie Redman.