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Williston Student Selected As Finalist In Photo Contest

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Williston State College sophomore, Krystal Evenson, was selected as a finalist in Photographer Forum Magazine’s 34th Annual College and High School Photography Contest. There were over 16,600 photographs entered world wide, and only 1,000 finalists were selected.

Evenson entered three photos in the contest, but one of them especially caught the judges’ eyes.

“It’s just a picture that I took for a senior photo. It has a mask in it, and she's on the Fairview Bridge, and that's the photo that was the finalist in the contest,” says Evenson.

Evenson was encouraged to enter the photography contest by her art teacher Lynne Raymond.

"I waited her to enter because I know she does very good art. She has a good eye for composition,” says Raymond.

Placing as a finalist came as a shock for the art student.

"This is the first contest I've ever won for photography. It has kind of made me want to enter more. I honestly didn't think that I would be a finalist because there were so many people from the entire world," says Evenson.

Raymond believes this contest shines a positive light on Evenson’s future as an artist or photojournalist.

"I was just thrilled. And she will be published, which is a huge accomplishment at her age. I felt like it would be a great springboard for her applying to a four year school to study art, that she’ll already have one of her photographs published,” says Raymond.

Williston State College ordered the book that contains Evenson’s published photograph. They plan to keep a copy in the library.

Next year, Evenson is moving to Denver to attend the Art Institute of Colorado to major in photography and journalism.

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