FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2011
Contact: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Editor
Phone: (602) 340-7310, Mobile: (602) 908-6991
Email: tim.eigo@staff.azbar.org

Creative Arts Competition Winners Featured
in Arizona Attorney Magazine

PHOENIX - May 17, 2011 - Arizona Attorney Magazine has published the winners of its 2011 Creative Arts Competition in the May issue.

Each year, numerous attorneys of the State Bar of Arizona submit their fine art and literary masterpieces to compete in Arizona Attorney's annual Creative Arts Competition. Attorneys and judges vie for a winning spot in a variety of categories, which this year were photography, fiction, humor, painting and poetry.  The 10 winners were chosen for their artistic talents, among a field of more than 300 submissions by almost 60 artists. Those who prevailed are featured in a 32-page spread in the magazine.

The magazine's Editorial Board, comprised of lawyers from around the state and in various practice areas, selected the winners in the competition's eighth year.

"Our annual arts competition provides us a fun and surprising view of lawyers," said Arizona Attorney Editor Tim Eigo. "It displays the remarkable creative side of those in a very challenging profession."

The 2011 winners are:

PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner: Christina Urias, Phoenix
Second Place: Don Peters, Phoenix

FICTION
Winner: Dianne Post, Phoenix, currently working in Kenya
Second Place: Matthew Schmidt, Tucson

HUMOR
Winner: Hon. Anne Fisher Segal, Tucson
Second Place: Kyle Shelton, Chandler

PAINTING
Winner: Mark Bockel, Tucson
Second Place: Leon Silver, Phoenix

POETRY
Winner: William J. Monahan, Gilbert
Second Place: Troy Larkin, Tucson

Arizona Attorney magazine is published 11 times per year by the State Bar of Arizona. It provides articles on substantive legal issues, professional trends and feature profiles.


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