KYTC Urges Kentucky Photographers to “Reach for the Clouds” -- Department of Aviation Launches “First-Ever” Photography Competition
FRANKFORT, KY (November 14, 2005) – A celebration of aviation through photography is launched by the inaugural Kentucky Aviation Photography Contest. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Aviation contest included 125 entries from all across the Commonwealth.
The photographers submitted their entries for consideration in twelve categories. “We had so many excellent photographs that picking the winners proved to be an agonizing process,” said Commissioner of Aviation Paul Steely.
Categories and winners are as follows:
Modern Aircraft David Caldwell - Danville, Ky
Sky-Diving Dan Paganini - Lexington, Ky
Old Aircraft Susan J. Adams - Murray, Ky
Balloons Susan J. Adams - Murray, Ky
Aviation Maintenance Susan J. Adams - Murray, Ky
Military Bernie Sams - Winchester, Ky
Life-at-an- Airport Greg Bell - Louisville, Ky
Aerial Application/Agricultural Spraying Greg Bell - Louisville, Ky
Medical Transport Joseph Hill - Mt. Sterling, Ky
Air-to-Air Christopher Morecroft - Georgetown, Ky
Aerial Photography Mark Anders - Nicholasville, Ky
Aviation Careers Charlie Pyles - Cold Spring, Ky
An awards ceremony was held in the Transportation Cabinet Office Building, with lunch provided by the Department of Aviation at Mero Street Café. Transportation Cabinet Acting Secretary Bill Nighbert and Commissioner Steely presented engraved plaques to each of the winners.
Commissioner Steely emphasized the degree to which aviation plays such an important role in this administration’s vision of economic growth and overall quality of life for all Kentuckians. “Under Governor Fletcher’s leadership, the Division of Aeronautics has been elevated to the Department of Aviation within the Transportation Cabinet. This contest is just one way for us to bring Kentuckians closer to an aviation system that has reached the first of many new plateaus, a system in which we can all take pride.”
The Department encourages all avid Kentucky photographers to adjust their “flight plans” for next year to allow for participation in the 2006 contest. The Cabinet will begin accepting entries July 1, 2006. The deadline for entries will be September 1, 2006.
NOTE: The photographs are attached.