University Photographers' Association of America
Monthly Image Competition - September 2010

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Best of Show - Sponsored by

"Starting Block" - (213 pts.)
by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University

BOS - Mark Philbrick, BYU

"Women swimming photo."

 

Sports Action

1st sports action, Jaren Wilkey BYU

1st Place (201 pts.) - Blocked by Tiffany" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"9/25/10 - A touchdown pass to Luke Ashworth is stopped by Nevada's Isaiah Frey."

 

2nd sports action - R.Marsh Starks, UNLV

2nd Place (197 pts.) - "Diving TD" by R. Marsh Starks, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

"Michael Johnson dives for a touchdown in a game against the University of New Mexico."

 

sports action 3rd - Patrick Wright, Clemson University

3rd Place (195 pts.) - "Flying in for the Touchdown...almost" by Patrick Wright, Clemson University.

"Clemson's, Jaron Brown (18) almost flies in for the TD but comes up a yard short. North Texas' D'Leon McCord (20) can only look on. The Tigers scored on the next play and won the game 35-10."

 

HM sports action Mark Philbrick BYU

Honorable Mention (187 pts.) - "Helmet Removal" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Game action."

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Sports Features

1st sports feature Robert Jordan, U Mississippi

1st Place (206 pts.) - "Shadow Racer" by Robert Jordan, University of Mississippi.

"Our video crew set up a 'photo op' with the women's track team and I tagged along. They were shooting from the side, but I really liked the patterns and shadow from this view much better.."

 

noah by Jaren Wilkey BYU

2nd Place (202 pts.) - "Noah" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"9/17/10 - Noah Hartsock Poster Shoot."

 

3rd sports features Mark Philbrick BYU

3rd Place Tie (177 pts.) - "Flip Turn" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Beginning movement of flip turn."

3rd Todd Paris U of Alaska

3rd Place Tie (177 pts.) - "Hockey Spray" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks..

"Senior defenseman Bryant Bolle comes to an abrupt halt during a promotional photoshoot on the Patty Center ice."

HM Tony Mastrees, U of California

Honorable Mention Tie (171 pts.) - "The Face of Womens Basketball" by Tony Mastres, University of California, Santa Barbara.

"Sophomore Guard Sterfanie Corgel in a promo shot for the upcoming basketball season."

hm Trice Megginson

Honorable Mention Tie (171 pts.) - "The War at Sunset" by Trice Megginson, University of Wyoming.

"A wide angle view of War Memorial Stadium and the new Wildcatter Suites at sunset. This was only the 9th night game in school history.."

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People & Portraits

Mark Philbrick BYU

1st Place (192 pts.) - "Professor Truscott" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Portrait for Mechanical Engineering department brochure."

robot chair - thomas shea U houston

2nd Place Tie (182 pts.) - "Robot Chair" by Thomas Shea, University of Houston.

"9/7/2010: University of Houston, Chemical Engineering student Lara Nguyen is the new robotics chairman for the Robotics Club in Houston, Texas. Since UH has placed two first place and a third place in the regional robotics competition, the interest of the UH Robotic team has grown to twice its size."

 

presence a mayes UNLV

2nd Place Tie (182 pts.) - "Presence" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

"Maile Chapman, author of the recently released, "Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto.""

ballet by jaren wilkey byu

3rd Place (175 pts.) - "Cinderella" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"9/24/10 - Portrait of ballerina playing the lead in Theatre Ballet's production of "Cinderella"

marine by tom shea u houston

Honorable Mention Tie (174 pts.) - "Marine" by Thomas Shea, University of Houston.

"9/13/2010: Former United States Marine Eduardo Valdez, Industrial Engineering Student is now a Senior. Because of the shortage of jobs Valdez will continue his education and study for his masters degree in Industrial Engineering. Valdez went to UH on the GI bill."

dance gang by a mayes UNLV

Honorable Mention Tie (174 pts.) - "Dance Team" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

"Members of the dance team pose for its yearly fundraising calendar."

 

hm megan bean mississippi state

Honorable Mention Tie (174 pts.) - "Bull Dog in BW" by Megan Bean, Mississippi State University.

"Before tackling the client's long list of shots in the studio, I nabbed this classic portrait of our University mascot. Entering his second year on the job, Champ is really finding his composure (as much as such a drooly creature can)."

 

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Campus Environment

moon jim stroup virginia tech

1st Place (211 pts.) - "September Moon" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"The full moon sets at dawn behind a university monument. ."

vantage by scott sounderberg u michigan

2nd Place (199 pts.) - "Vantage Point" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.

"Perched on the ledge of the Press-box, this Praying Mantis sought this vantage point to view the game."

"Relativity Stairwell" by Bob Elbert, Iowa State University

3rd Place Tie (188 pts.) - "Relativity Stairwell" by Bob Elbert, Iowa State University.

"A look from the bottom of an interesting stairwell in an older building on campus"

modern class scott sodderberg u mich

3rd Place Tie (188 pts.) - "Modern Classroom" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.

"This "space-age" looking lecture hall is one of the newest on campus."

dino - kelly gorham Montana State u

Honorable Mention (183 pts.) - "Dino Ravages Museum" by Kelly Gorham, Montana State University.

""Big Mike" dominates the landscape in this view of the Museum of the Rockies. "

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News

Bungee Sky" byAndrew McNeill (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

1st Place Tie (186 pts.) - "Bungee Sky" byAndrew McNeill, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

"Blue skies, perfect weather and a bungee trampoline welcomed students back to campus during student orientation."

"I've Been Working" by Thomas Shea, University of Houston.

1st Place Tie (186 pts.) - "I've Been Working" by Thomas Shea, University of Houston.

"A grad celebrates during the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony at Cal Poly Pomona."

"Lehrer-ing eye" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

2nd Place (173 pts.) - "Lehrer-ing eye" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

"Jim Lehrer, author and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, gestures during a Black Mountain Institute event titled, "The Death of Old News."

"It's All Downhill" by Kevin Colton (Hobart and William Smith Colleges).

3rd Place (172 pts.) - "It's All Downhill" by Kevin Colton, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

"James Baker '96 of Woodland Hills, Calif., maneuvers down the hill during the Fall Nationals, with Team Cess Clothing Co. in hot pursuit. He is one of the many alums who returned to campus for Homecoming Weekend. "

"Grape Harvest" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

Honorable Mention (166 pts.) - "Grape Harvest" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

"Jonathan Allred, a sophomore plant science major, picks zinfandel grapes at the Horsehill Vineyard at Cal Poly Pomona."

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Features & Illustrations

"Ballet Showcase" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

1st Place (211 pts.) - "Ballet Showcase" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"9/14/10 - Group photo of Ballet Showcase for promotional poster."

"Fire Dance" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

2nd Place (189 pts.) - "Fire Dance" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

"Dancers perform as part of Shiny Toy Guns HybriDigital performance during Bronco Fusion concert."

 

"The New Urban Sociology" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

3rd Place (182 pts.) - "The New Urban Sociology" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

"Mark Gottdiener, PhD professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo and one of the nation's leading urban sociologists, photographed to illustrate his book "The New Urban Sociology" out in a new edition this year."

"World's First Geologic Hazards Facility Being Planned" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

Honorable Mention (181 pts.) - "World's First Geologic Hazards Facility Being Planned" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

"Once the idea for this field station began to take shape at UB, I sent out some feelers to about 50 scientists in the global geohazard community in order to gauge their interest," says Greg A. Valentine, PhD, UB professor of geology and director of UB's Center for Geohazards Studies."

 

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Science & Research

"Professor with Monitors #73" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

1st Place (188 pts.) - "Professor with Monitors #73" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"A professor who is studying how to make "supply chain resilience" more efficient in times of disaster relief. I wanted to try something a little different than just the professor sitting at his computer."

"Say Ahhhh" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

2nd Place (177 pts.) - "Say Ahhhh" by Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

"Kelly Berchou a graduate of the Medical School does rounds."

"Let it Burn" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University

3rd Place (176 pts.) - "Let it Burn" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University

"Burn lab research simulating a fire front to help predict where wildfires will spread."

"The Beetles" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

Honorable Mention (163 pts.) - "The Beetles" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"9/14/10 - Portrait of Lauren Richey whose work on beetle scales may lead new designs in optical computing chips."

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Personal Vision

"Field of Flags" by Erin Pence, Wittenberg University.

1st Place (201 pts.) - "Field of Flags" by Erin Pence, Wittenberg University.

"The sun bursts through a waving flag at a Healing Field featuring over 1000 flags."

"Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth" by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

2nd Place (190 pts.) -"Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth" by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

"The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is a modern Catholic church built over the remains of Byzantine and Crusader churches. It incorporates the cave in which the Virgin Mary received the news from Gabriel that she would give birth to Jesus. The site has been a pilgrimage destination since earliest times and remains an important stop for Holy Land pilgrims today."

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