OCT. 6-14 2018

Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest Presented By Canon!

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Grand Prize Winner

Dennis Chick

Kids Winners

1st Place
Johnson Li

2nd Place
Daniel Campbell

3rd Place
Patrick Hart

Mass Ascension Winners

1st Place
Colin Graham

2nd Place
Emeric Le Bars

3rd Place
Jeannette Senn

Dawn Patrol/Balloon Glow Winners

1st Place
Janice Phillips

2nd Place
John Clay

3rd Place
Stephen Malaska

Special Shape Rodeo Winners

1st Place
Corey Hitt

2nd Place
Steve Edwards

3rd Place
Alan Wintz

AfterGlow Fireworks Winners

1st Place
Alan Wintz

2nd Place
Shannon Troy Fields

3rd Place
Vivek Dandyan


2018 Photo Contest Entry Rules - click here

Thank you to our photo contest judges!

Photo Contest Judges

Paul D deBerjeois - Paul D deBerjeois is recognized as one of the world's leading balloon photographers. He served as an official photographer for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for seven years. He is the staff photographer for the Balloon Federation of America and he photographs many of the most scenic balloon rallies and events across the USA. Paul has been a full time professional photographer since 2008.

Michael Cacioppo Belantara - Michael is an audiovisual artist, sound designer and technical specialist with a wide range of professional experience in the sonic and visual arts.  His expertise in audio and video post production is notable through his work with the European Broadcasting Union during 6 Olympic Games and 2 World Alpine Ski Championships. An Avid, Apple and Adobe certified instructor, he is currently the Post Production Supervisor and Adjunct Professor for the Columbia University Graduate Film Program and is a member of the sonic art collective Kinokophone.  

Toni Paulson - Born into a family of balloonists, Toni has been around hot air balloons her entire life and had the opportunity to fly in hot air balloons since she was a young child. Toni has been attending the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival with her mother Cindy Petrehn since the early 90’s and has continued the family tradition with her husband and children today.

Both Michael and Toni are thrilled to help their mother’s legacy live on with the Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest Presented By Canon.

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Past Years Winners