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Feature: Contest Winners

¡Que Burque!

The Alibi’s Seventh Annual Photo Contest

By Erin Adair-Hodges

For years now, we've asked Albuquerque to shoot us. By "shoot," we mean take pictures, and by "us," we mean the constituent parts that make up our world: people, landscapes, dogs in hats. And lucky for everyone, you've obliged. To shake things up this year, we went both old school and science-fiction modern. We brought back categories (favorites of many of you, according to the e-mails I’ve received asking where they were) and switched to an all-online format to allow for entrants and readers to see what's been submitted.

Nearly 300 photos were entered on our Shutterbug site (shutterbug.alibi.com, where you can still go to see all the submissions), the design of which is due to the genius of Systems Manager Kyle Silfer, ably assisted by Web Monkey John Millington. A panel of highly qualified judges (being gifted with both sight and opinions)—including Adam Fox, Dawn Lytle, Molly Lindsay and Eric Williams—weighed in on what moved them. In the end, it was an incredibly difficult call. So, as final arbiter, I relied on my favorite tried-and-true method of making big decisions: a mixture of augury and eenie-meenie-miney-moe.

Congratulations to all the winners, and our appreciation to the hundreds who entered. Many thanks to the generous businesses who donated reams of valuable prizes, such as The Candy Basket, El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Guild Cinema, High Finance Restaurant and Tavern, Pampered Petals, Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ, Pizza 9, Planet Beach, and The Talking Fountain. Do drop in and thank them, won’t you?

¡Que Albuquerque!

(The spirit of Burque)

"Apartment Life" by Tom Spross

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

$50 gift certificate to High Finance Restaurant and Tavern

Land Ho

(The natural world)

"Furnace" by Colin H. Sillerud

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

$50 gift certificate to Planet Beach

People Are People

(Humans)

"Doc" by Stephan Kolb

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteno, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

Vintage toy truck filled with candy from The Candy Basket

Things Are Not What They Seem

(Photoshopped or manipulated images)

"...and then I said to him..." by Elaine A. Russell

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

$50 gift certificate to Pampered Petals

This Modern Life

(The weird world of the manmade)

"After People" by Corey Walker

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

$50 gift certificate to The Talking Fountain

Miscellaneous and Animals

(Exactly that)

"Safari Fog" by Nicholas Siegfried

Two passes to Guild Cinema

Gift certificates for $10 each to El Norteño, Gold Rush Cupcakes, Pizza 9 and Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

Vintage toy truck filled with candy from The Candy Basket

Winners can pick up their prizes at Alibi World Headquarters at 413 Central NW, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that late entries were not considered. Them’s the rules.
 
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