With the chance to win one of several prizes as part of the DC-eye Spring Break '08 Photo Contest, fans of Marching Music's Major League showed their drum corps spirit during their spring vacations, snapping photos of themselves in exotic locales across the globe. DCI.org judges focused on photos of fans bringing a fun drum corps theme to their trips, and below are the winners of this first-ever contest in addition to some special honorable mentions. Don't forget to take a look at a complete photo gallery of all submissions. First Prize (A complete 2007 World Championships DVD collection and a 2008 World Championships T-shirt.) Submitted by Kristi Sisk
Kristi said about her photo, "We like to call this photo 'Drum line, Hawaiian Style.' The photo was taken March 10 at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii with my kids, Noah (a percussion student) and Kaitlyn (a French horn student)."
Second Prize (A 2007 World Championship Div. I Finalists DVD set and a 2008 World Championships T-shirt.) Submitted by Meg Frantz
Meg said about her photo, "My husband and I, along with some great friends, returned from a tour of Costa Rica where my Troopers shirt had a little run-in with an alligator in Manuel Antonio, along the Pacific Coast.
Third Prize (A 2007 World Championship CD set and a 2008 World Championships T-shirt.) Submitted by John Duff
John said about his photo, "I marched with the Troopers from 2000-2002 and in 2005. I spent part of my spring break in Trier, Germany. The photo is of the Porta Negra, one of the many Roman era buildings still standing in the city. If you go up from the center column between the two arches to the top floor and look at the first window to the right of that, you'll see a flash of yellow and white. That's me holding the Troopers crossed-sabres flag."
Honorable Mentions:
Marianne Chatterton On the Great Wall of China.
Jacob Raab Climbing in Red Rock Canyon, Nev.
Cory Edgar Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland.
Tracy Shandor Atop Mt. Fiji in Japan.
View all submissions in this DCI.org photo gallery.