– Dick Sheidler Memorial Award

Dick Sheidler

Dick Sheidler Memorial Award

Minnesota Valley Photo Club’s first President was Dick Sheidler.  He was born on May 12, 1929 in Columbus Ohio.  He died on January 24, 1988 and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  It has been stated that Dick was one of the most well-rounded photographers in the club.  In his honor, The Dick Sheidler Memorial Award was introduced to the club for the 1989 – 1990 club year to honor the club member who has best demonstrated exemplary skill in their photographic capabilities in composition, story, and technical skill.  The exact qualifications are listed in the salon rules each year.


1991          Rich Roberts
1992          Mark Freier
1995          Mark Freier
1998          Mark Freier
2001          Judy Leipnitz
2002          David Brown
2003          David Brown
2004          David Brown
2005          David Perez
2006          David Perez
2007          David Perez
2008          David Perez
2009          Maxine Saul
2010          David Perez
2011          Rick Graves
2012          David Perez
2013          David Perez
2016          Julia Ackerman
2017          David Perez
2018          David Perez
2019          David Perez
2020          David Perez
2021          David Perez
2022          David Perez

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