MILLERSBURG -- Michael Gardinsky, formerly of Newcomerstown and a certified master photographer of Michael's Portraits at Millersburg, recently completed in the Mid East States Affiliated Print competition. It was hosted by the Professional Photographers of Ohio in the Dayton Convention Center at Dayton.

Gardinsky was one of the many photographers entered in the six-state regional competition. Each photographer is permitted to enter six prints. He entered six prints in the competition and was awarded five ribbons.

He attended the 55th annual Convention and Trade Show of the Professional Photographers of Ohio, held in conjunction with the competition and exhibition. The convention offered programs and demonstrations of new techniques and trends in photography with more than 160 trade exhibits of photographic, digital, computer equipment, framing, props and backgrounds.