This year, we challenged you with the theme: Portraits. We were looking for new and interesting photography that captures the essence of one of the wide range of people who call Hawaii home. Judges included the editorial and production staff, along with professional photographers Elyse Butler and Matt Mallams (see bios here). The Readers' Choice winner was selected by Facebook vote.
WHERE IS HE?, Phillipe Gross, First Place
*Wins a romantic getaway at the Halekulani, includes 2-night accomodation and daily breakfast for 2; a $100 gift certificate to Ritz Camera; and, a 1-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine. Also, this photo will be published in our January 2012 issue.
BREAK TIME, Yi Lin Hu, Second Place
*Wins a $50 gift certificate to Ritz Camera and a 1-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine.
HONOLULU ARISTOCRACY, Ilya Atlas, Third Place
*Wins a $25 gift certificate to Ritz Camera and a 1-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine.
INNOCENCE, Tori Ishikawa, Readers' Choice Pick
*Wins a $100 gift certificate to Ritz Camera and a 1-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine.