Keaau Shopping Center announces the winners of the Pet Photo Contest, which was held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. There were three categories of pet photos, and ten prizes awarded.
Winner of the Inter-Island Tickets, Grand Prize was Monika Mann,from Kurtistown, with her entry entitled "Bella and Ginger". (see photo)
First prize in the Sweetest Pet category was awarded to Doris Fujimori, entitled "Please...." 2nd Prize was awarded to Abigail Thallas, a student taking photography at Pahoa High School. Her entry, entitled "Let's Go Girls" featured a chihuahua dog in a scarf and wig, and with a purse, poised to go shopping! 3rd Prize in this category was awarded to Nadine Robertson, with a darling photo entitled "Who's the baby?"
First prize in the Funniest Pet category was awarded to Lori Vereze for her photos of a chihuahua dressed up w/ cap and shades, entitled "Out of Control". Second prize went to Cobey Kawamoto, who photographed the K-BIG kitty, 'Cruiser' at the radio station. 3rd prize was awarded to Pearl Yoshioka, who entered a photo of her pup on a toy car.
First and third prizes in the Kids and Pets category were awarded to Annette Y. Leung, who caught a photo of her baby daughter kissing the kitty. Second prize went to Joyce Unoki, for an adorable photo of her infant baby curled up sleeping against a tolerant beagle pup, entitled "Championship Tag Team Napping "
Over 120 photos were entered in the contest, making an elaborate display at the Pet Fair on Saturday. All winning entries will be on display in the windows at Sure Save Supermarket in Keaau Shopping Center. Or check out entire Pet Fair event at Sure Save's website: