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DESERET NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER CLAIMS GRAND PRIZE FOR UTAH COUNTY FAIR ENTRY

Stuart Johnson, photographer for the Utah County Bureau of the Deseret News, took the grand prize in photography recently at the Utah County Fair.

Johnson competed in the professional division. He also placed second and third in the press photography categories and first and third place in the professional unclassified category.Johnson's grand-prize photo, titled "Lamb Chop," was the favorite of the fair judges, who encouraged him to submit it to the Utah State Fair. This was the first time Johnson had entered his photography in the county fair, and he says he's taking the judges' advice about the state competition.

Other winners included: Mark Philbrick, Nevin Skousen, Pat Robins, Jay C. Harper, David Welch, Wayne Ford, Aaron Rice, Ed Madsen, Kendall West, Matt Marshall, Rachel Janae Anderson, Brady Flygare, Brian Steen, Barbara Blackburn, Clark Hammond, Cindy Goodrich, Gayle Martin, Jeffery Paul Banks, Shawn O. Porter and JoAnn Madsen.

Best of show winners included: Mark Philbrick, professional division; Jay C. Harper, pro/am division; and David Welch, amateur adult division.