Terry Boyer Memorial Award Competition
Milky Way at Moonset by Nick Palmieri
The Cranford-Millburn Camera Club hosts its Terry Boyer Memorial Award Competition, annually in December during the club’s Holiday Party. The competition was organized by Roman Kurywczak and Ben Venezio as a tribute to Terry Boyer, a founding member of the Cranford-Millburn Camera Club and inspiring nature photographer.
Club members are invited to submit four (4) images for the Terry Boyer Memorial Award. Images may be of any subject. Competition classes are not utilized for this competition. Through a series of point eliminations in a similar fashion to regular competitions, the judge determines a single winner. In keeping with this special memorial, the winner receives a plaque engraved with their name. The plaque is kept by the winning individual for a year then passed onto the next year’s winner.
Terrence “Terry” Boyer, passed away from cancer in January of 2016, just short of his 60th birthday. Terry was originally a member of the Vailsburg Camera Club, then the Millburn Camera Club and finally the merger of those two clubs – the Cranford-Millburn Camera Club (CMCC). As an avid nature photographer, Terry spent countless hours creating images expressing the beauty of the world around us. He was also a member of Camera Naturalists Photography Club. Many current members of the CMCC, tell stories about his generous efforts to help them develop and improve their photography skills.
Boyer was employed by Conoco Philips in Linden, NJ as a Purchasing manager for many years before retiring in 2003. In addition to his love for photography, Terry also was a devoted fly fisherman, greatly enjoying his time casting for fish along a woodland river. He is survived by many relatives including his wife Cathy and brother-in-law, CMCC’s, Ben Venezio.