David Leaver wins Boyne City Walkabout Sculpture photography contest

The Walkabout Sculpture Committee Photo Contest received 31 entries.

Walkabout Sculpture Show Announces Photography Contest Winner

Draco in Starlight webBoyne City’s Walkabout Sculpture Committee Photo Contest, open to all amateur and professional photographers, kicked off in September.

The committee received 31 photo entries.

David Leaver won with his photo entitled Draco Starry Night, which captured the Draco Viewer in the starlight.


David will receive $100 and be recognized at the June 2016 Artist Reception.

“We are so pleased that so many photographers participated and posted amazing photos of our sculptures,” says event organizer and local sculptor, Martha Sulfridge.

“This was an opportunity for us to encourage everyone to enjoy the sculptures and allow them to study the sculptures from a different, more thoughtful perspective.”

A new photo contest will kick off in January with a new twist: the photos submitted and posted to their Facebook page must be a selfie along with your favorite sculpture.

The Walkabout Sculpture Show, now in its eighth month, features eight sculptures of various sizes and mediums—life-size to monument presentations, realistic to abstract, metal, clay, steel, iron and granite—has created a real buzz.

“The goal is to create a new and fresh show each year and expand the tour to include even more sculptures and artists from around the country next year,” said Sulfridge.

An Artist Reception, to be held in June to celebrate and thank the sculptors for the enjoyment the community received throughout the year.

The reception will also introduce the new pieces that will be installed for the next year.

A People’s Choice Award of $1,000 will be presented to the winning sculpture at the June Reception.

The Walkabout Sculpture Show is free and accessible to all viewers 24 hours a day.

All the featured art works are for sale.

Anyone interested in purchasing or voting on their favorite pieces can contact the Boyne City Main Street office at 231-582-9009, Mainstreet@boynecity.com or visitwww.walkaboutsculptureshow.com.