Kroenke noted at photo competition

Iola photographer April Kroenke was recently recognized for her "Diving Into Stillness" print at a national conference for high school senior and youth sports photography.

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March 20, 2024 - 2:38 PM

April Kroenke’s “Diving Into Stillness,” was recognized at a competition in Orlando, Fla. Courtesy photo

ORLANDO — Local photographer April Kroenke was recognized at a national conference for high school senior and youth sports photography.

April Kroenke Photography earned the Award of Excellence at the 16th Annual SYNC – High School Senior and Youth Sports National Conference, held in Orlando, Fla., in late February.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted in the competition. Impressively, 35% of the entries scored 80 or higher, earning the Award of Excellence.

At an award ceremony on Feb. 25, over 40 trophies and awards were presented across various categories. Kroenke’s print “Diving Into Stillness” was featured in the Water Immersion Gallery, which captivated audiences with its stunning underwater photography.

SYNC is a leading organization empowering photographers and sports enthusiasts through education, networking opportunities, and competitions. The annual conference brings together industry professionals, educators, and students to celebrate and promote excellence in sports photography.

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