‘Faces of Evanston’ winners announced

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

The Kiwanis Club of Evanston recognized the winners of its 2012 Faces of Evanston photography and video contest at a reception Sept. 27.

Photos for “Faces of Evanston,” which is in its eighth year, were judged on composition, originality, photo or video quality, impact and relation to this year’s theme: simplicity.

The first-place photo, submitted by Rene Rivera and titled “Peek-a-Boo,” features a child peering through a hole in a red wall. The second-place photo, “Summer Fun” by Petina Dixon-Jenkins, depicts a young boy running through a mist of water.

Two Evanston Township High School students were also recognized for their submissions to the competition.

ETHS freshman Michael Warner received second place for his video “Simple Sunrise,” and senior Harrison Parkes received an honorable mention for “Untitled,” a photo of a grey sneaker near the edge of a table.

Photos from the competition will take a “tour” around the city beginning at the First Bank and Trust at 2925 Central St. Between now and August 2013, the photos will appear at sites including the McGaw YMCA, ETHS and Unicorn Café.

All entries to the competition can be viewed at facesofevanston.com.

— Manuel Rapada