Once again Apple took top honors in the juried Ozark Empire photography competition. Craig won Grand Champion for the best black and white photograph entered in any category -- "Steel Guarijio" taken in the village of El Barro, Chihuahua, Mexico. Ann Heidemann took top honors in the graphic design section for her Sand Dollar beach photograph with a moving John F. Kennedy quote. Out of thirteen entries, ten of the Heidemann's photographs placed first, second or third. In the Professional division, their San Francisco series took second place in architecture, and third place in nature/sky/weather. Ann's visceral San Francisco street scene garnered second place in the b/w city category. Craig took first in b/w people, second in digital nature, second in transportation (his Favorite!), second in photos with manipulated colors (go Abby!) and third in graphic photos w/text taken at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery. Thanks to all of you who shared your congratulations with us. We appreciate it very much.