European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 3 1968, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 3, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTops in military photography once again a staff member of the european edition of the stars and stripes has been named military photographer of the year spec. 5 Victor a. Damon a 22 year old Lens artist from Kansas City to. Damon placed first in the portfolio category in which entrants were required to submit examples of their work in six areas he won first second and honorable mention honors in the feature category was first in sports and second in pictorial. The annual contest is jointly sponsored by the defense department the National press photographers association the University of Missouri and the world Page 12 Book encyclopedia science service with judges representing a daily newspaper a publishing firm and the f University of Missouri journalism school. Out of 27 awards stars and stripes photographers in Europe and the Pacific won three first places two second places one third place and one honorable mention. Fighting for honors were 100 military Lens men who submitted a rec Ord 1,029 prints to the judges. All photos had to be taken in 1967 to be eligible Damon obviously had a very Busy 1967, As examples of his prize winning photos on these pages demonstrate. Sam Bauman the stars and stripes Damon s agony personified far left was Best sports shot while his commander s Call above left of a Canadian regimental commander at Werl Germany was first in the features category. His realistic slosh above has been included in the show of winning photos and Damon s the observer right was second in features. How Tough was the com petition airman 1 a Paul Harrington of the Pacific air Force was second in the news area with his flight line Rescue left. Clearly this con test requires the revealing Eye of o top photographer to take the prizes. The stars and stripes Page 13

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