Photo Contest

November 2021 Photo Contest WINNERS
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November 2020 Photo Contest WINNERS
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November 2019 Photo Contest WINNERS:

1st – Donald Hoy
2nd – Marie Dicks
3rd – Ken Myers

1st – Matt Lidinski
2nd – Gene Burnstein
3rd – Ken Myers

Clever Captions 1 (Balloons)
1st – Ron Docalavich
2nd – Karen Docalavich
3rd – Dorothy Gergely

Clever Captions 2 (People)
1st – Robin Smith
2nd – Lani Diemicke
3rd – Donald Hoy

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November 7, 2021 Annual Meeting, voting for the Photo Contest will end at 11:59 P.M. on November 10th.


  • Balloons one or many, in the air or on the ground; inflated, deflated, any way you like them.
  • People that means pilots, crew, spectators, passengers, landowners; anyone you catch enjoying the ballooning experience.
  • Clever Caption 1 (balloons only) here’s a chance to take what might seem like an ordinary photo and add a caption that will bring a smile.
  • Clever Caption 2 (people only or people and balloons) same premise as above; add a caption that makes us laugh.


Rules (Revised October 2021)

    1. Photos should be sent to Kenny Adamsbaum ( AND Robin Smith ( Sending them to both of us ensures that we receive them!
    2. Photos should be submitted by Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2021. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.
    3. You can submit two photos per category for a total of eight per Active GEBA Member:
      *Clever Captions I – Balloons
      *Clever Captions II – People.
    4. ****TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE FOR NOVEMBER 2021 CONTEST ONLY****: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and reduced flying opportunities during this time, photos for the November 2021 contest can be from the prior two years (November 2019 through October 2021).
    5. Remember: Each photo submitted must be taken and owned by the submitting active GEBA member. You cannot use other people’s photos as your entry even with their permission.
    6. In your submission email, please make sure the following is clearly identified:
      *Which file belongs to which category.
      *For submission in the clever captions categories, you must provide the captions in your email. You do NOT need to add them to the photo. The photo committee will do that for you.
      *For example: Attached are my photos for the contest. Photo #1 (File Name:) should be entered in the Clever Captions I – Balloons category. The caption should read “Having Fun with my GEBA friends!”.
    7. Photos should be submitted in JPEG form and should not exceed 3MB.
    8. The date(s) for voting will be given at a later date along with a link to the voting form online. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony!

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out to Kenny Adamsbaum or Robin Smith. Thank you.