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Balloon Festival photo contest winners announced

| June 11, 2013

COSHOCTON – The 32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is in the record books. The weekend provided good weather for four successful flights over the hills and valleys of Coshocton County.

As part of the annual event, photographers from around the area entered their original and enhanced hot air balloon pictures for judging.  Judges for the event were Robin Coffman, Nina Drinko, and Ross Nelson.

Each photographer can enter up to three photos per category but cannot win more than one prize per category.  Photos do not have to be taken at the Coshocton event.

This year’s winners are, in the enhanced category, first place: Cathy Ratcliff, second place: Mike Bechtol, and third went to Tonja Ward.

In the original photo category, first place was won by Mark Knicely, second place went to Tom Ratcliff, and third went to Mike Bechtol.

The photos were on display at the prize sponsors’ businesses for one week each leading up to the festival so that the public has an opportunity to vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award. This year’s winner in that category is Mike Bechtol.

Prizes for the photo contest were donated by Baker’s IGA, Wal-Mart, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and Cantwell Creek.

Winners may pick up their prizes and photos at the chamber office.

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