After a painstaking selection process, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is pleased to announce the winners of our NCMS member photo contest. The photos selected will be featured in our 2018 NCMS calendar. Be sure to renew your membership as soon as you receive your invoice so we can send your new calendar in time for the new year. In the past we have run out of this popular member benefit, so be sure to renew promptly.
Some fun facts about this year’s contest:

  • Over 70 entries;
  • 13 finalists, 13 semi-finalists, 23 honorable mentions;
  • 12 new photographers submitted their work this year; two of these newbies won their categories; six placed as finalists or semi-finalists;
  • One physician has won the Nature Category four years in a row – congratulations to Kathryn McConnell Greven, MD!
  • One physician has won the contest two years in a row in two different categories – congratulations to Karl S. Chiang, MD!

This year’s category winners and the finalists are:

  • Karl S. Chiang, MD, overall winner
  • Kathryn M. Greven, MD, FASTRO, winner in nature category
  • Robert J. Starkenburg, MD, winner in wildlife category
  • Keith V.A. Nance, MD, winner in North Carolina category
  • Edgar O. Hartle, MD, FACEP, winner in travel category
  • Steven A. Dingeldein, MD, finalist
  • Steven M. Genkins, MD, finalist
  • Craig M. Greven, MD, finalist
  • Edward A. Hedrick, MPAS, PA-C, finalist
  • Rodger D. Israel, MD, MPH, finalist
  • Jeffrey D. Mewborne, MD, finalist
  • Robert M. Varnell, MD, finalist
  • Philip W. Ponder, MD, finalist

The work of these gifted photographers as well as that of the semi-finalists and those receiving honorable mentions will be revealed in the 2018 NCMS calendar. Congratulations to all our gifted member photographers!