Whitman Publishing will reveal the winners of its 2015 “Share Your Hobby” numismatic photography contest next week at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. The winning photographs will be displayed at the Whitman Publishing booth, #303, from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
The “Share Your Hobby” contest was open to anyone over the age of 18 and sought photos celebrating numismatic hobbyists. Entries ranged from portraits of collectors examining rare coins to glimpses of children attending their first coin show. With prizes totaling $1,350 in Whitman products, the contest attracted a wide variety of submissions prior to its July 4 deadline.
Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker was impressed by the enthusiasm on display. “We received many wonderful human-interest photos of collectors enjoying their hobbies,” he said. “Our judges were especially happy to see so many younger collectors, students, and even teenaged coin dealers diving into numismatics.”
A press release lists the prizes available to contest winners as follows:
- First prize: $500 retail shopping at Whitman.com
- Second prize: $250 retail shopping at Whitman.com
- Third prize: $100 retail shopping at Whitman.com
- (10) runner-up prizes: A copy of the new 1,504-page Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition ($49.95 retail value)
The 2015 “Share Your Hobby” Photo Contest was judged by Numismatic Director Q. David Bowers, Red Book Senior Editor Kenneth Bressett, and the Whitman Publishing staff. For more information, visit the contest’s Web site.