Haggard's 'Midnight Maple' places second in tree contest

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Haggard's 'Midnight Maple' places second in tree contest

December 15, 2011

 Midnight Maple
Kyle Haggard’s “Midnight Maple” placed second in the Norman Tree Contest.  He attended the awards ceremony last week to receive his monetary prize.

For the second year Kyle Haggard, printing services assistant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, placed second in the Norman Park Foundation Tree Photo Contest.

The purpose of this contest is to promote awareness of the beauty and many values of trees to the community and the state of Oklahoma. This contest is judged by a distinguished panel of judges.

“Midnight Maple” received second place in the Amateur Color category. This piece was judged on originality of approach, quality of image, composition, quality of print and presentation.

For the past six years The Norman Park Foundation, Inc., has sponsored and produced an annual tree photo contest, the purpose of which is to promote the value and benefits of trees in our community. The contest has been held in November and early December, and is open to the public. Entrants are eligible to win in excess of $2,000 in cash prizes.

Haggard said that he came up with the idea for this photo from some tips from a nighttime photography session he learned this summer during “Picture My Weekend,” an annual photography show and workshop hosted by the Northwestern Creativity Project. The next “Picture My Weekend” will be held July 27-28, 2012, in Alva. Details will be available at a later date at www.nwosu.edu/picture-my-weekend.