University Photographers' Association of America
Monthly Image Competition - February 2011

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"Staying Warm" - (293 pts.)
by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Staying warm by Todd Paris, U Alaska Fairbanks

"A couple walk through blowing snow towards the Commons on a windy February morning."

 

Sports Action

high flyer by Martin Vloet, U Michigan

1st Place (258 pts.) - "High Flyer" by Martin Vloet, University of Michigan.

"Kylee Botterman performs a release move on her way to an eighth straight all-around title against Oklahoma on February 26, 2011."

 

taste it by Martin Vloet, U Michigan

2nd Place (243 pts.) - "I Can Practically Taste it" by Martin Vloet, University of Michigan.

"A wide-eyed Brittnee Martinez winds up for her dismount on the uneven bars."

 

ahhhh by James Colon, UCSB

3rd Place (241 pts.) - "Ahhhhh!!!" by James Colon, UCSB.

"UCSB was shocked in a loss to Santa Clara. Where did that come from???"

 

vertical rise by Mark Philbrick, BYU

Honorable Mention (239 pts.) - "Vertical Rise" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Action during indoor Track competition."

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Sports Features

locker by Bill Hoepner, U Wisconsin Eau Claire

1st Place (249 pts.) - "Locker" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"Softball Locker."

 

huddle by Ken Bennet, Wake Forest U

2nd Place (236 pts.) - "Team Huddle" by Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University.

"The men's basketball team huddles together under a spotlight before the start of a mid-season conference game on February 9, 2011."

 

steps by Les Schoefer, Liberty U

3rd Place (229 pts.) - "Steps" by Les Schofer, Liberty University.

"Student athlete runs the steps at Williams Stadium."

 

new coach by Marsh Starks UNLV

Honorable Mention (224 pts.) - "New Coach" by R. Marsh Starks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"New head baseball coach Tim Chambers."

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People & Portraits

solar by aaron mayes, UNLV

1st Place (280 pts.) - "Solar Project" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"Student Wali Zaidi is a United Nations Humanitarian Challenge Competition winner for his work in creating a cost effective solar system for developing countries."

rock mackie by Jeff Miller, U Wisconson @ Madison

2nd Place (270 pts.) - "Rock Mackie" by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin @ Madison.

"Thomas "Rock" Mackie stands with gantries for medical radiation therapy equipment being assembled at TomoTherapy's manufacturing facility on Feb. 21, 2011. Mackie is co-founder and chair of TomoTherapy; professor of medical physics at the School of Medicine and Public Health, and professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering. He also serves as lead investigator for medical devices at the Morgridge Institute for Research."

 

#@!!*%#?!?!!!! by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech

3rd Place (262 pts.) - "#@!!*%#?!?!!!!" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"Portrait of a religious studies professor whose research on cursing dates it back to the Gothic period. I used a couple of professors from the theatre department for the "heated argument". Lit with 3 lights, one on each side and one behind the door to cast the light on the walk."

war torn by Benjamin Munson, St. Charles CC

Honorable Mention (258 pts.) - "War Torn" by Benjamin Munson, St. Charles Community College.

"I've met very few people who can produce fake tears -- especially one that big -- so quickly and easily. So, in essence, the actress did most the work here. I just had to show up, turn on a few lights and shoot! A promo shot for a Vietnam War play production about the women who served in that war."

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Campus Environment

geometric by Scott Soderberg, U. Michigan

1st Place (250 pts.) - "Geometric" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.

"A view of the ceiling in the newest student Residence Hall."

 

leading lines by Scott Soderberg, U. Michigan

2nd Place (247 pts.) - "Leading Lines" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.

"A unique vantage point of the memorial honoring the lives of the Life-Flight crew who died in action."

snow goose by Isabel Chenoweth, Southern Connecticut State U

3rd Place (230 pts.) - "Snow Goose" by Isabel Chenoweth, Southern Connecticut State University.

"Blending in."

Fog by Bill Hoepner, U Wisconsin @ Eau Claire

Honorable Mention (229 pts.) - "Fog" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"An early morning fog."

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News

workers rights by Jeff Miller, U. Wisconsin Madison

1st Place (291 pts.) - "Workers rights" by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin @ Madison.

"On Feb. 17, 2011, a supporter advocating for worker rights waves a sign as thousands of citizens, teachers, union workers and university faculty, staff and students gathered for a third day inside the State Capitol rotunda to continue protesting a budget repair bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker. The proposed bill requires state employees to make increased contributions to their pensions and health insurance premiums, and removes many union workers' rights by making significant changes in the state's collective bargaining laws."

snow ball block by Jeff Miller, U Wisconsin Madison

2nd Place (281 pts.) - "Snow Ball Block" by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin @ Madison.

"On Feb. 2, 2011, hundreds of students converged on Bascom Hill for a massive snowball fight pitting students from the Southeast Residence Halls against students from the Lakeshore Residence Halls. University classes were canceled Feb. 2 after a major snowstorm with strong winds dumped more than a foot of drifting snow on Feb. 1 and 2."

 

bikine sprint by Jeff Miller, U Wisconsin Madison

3rd Place (260 pts.) - "Bikini snow sprinters" by Jeff Miller, University of Wisconsin @ Madisonl.

"On Feb. 2, 2011, undergraduates Mariah Standal, left, and Angela Secchi don bikinis and sprint through the crowd as hundreds of students converged on Bascom Hill for a massive snowball fight pitting students from the Southeast Residence Halls against students from the Lakeshore Residence Halls. University classes were canceled Feb. 2 after a major snowstorm with strong winds dumped more than a foot of drifting snow area on Feb. 1 and 2."

 

old glory by Ken Bennett, Wake Forest U

Honorable Mention (244 pts.) - "Old Glory" by Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University.

"A student carries a large flag across campus on February 11, 2011.'"

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Features & Illustrations

sparks by Bryan Tebbenkamp, U of Central Missouri

1st Place (291 pts.) - "Artistic Sparks" by Bryan Tebbenkamp, University of Central Missouri.

"Advanced sculpture student working on a project."

If you can't by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech

2nd Place (271 pts.) - "If You Can't Fix It with a Hammer," by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"then call Click and Clack on NPR's Car Talk radio show. A photo of the show's wildlife consultant who is a professor here. The bear was a mounted bear from the College of Natural Resources."

 

wild life guru by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech

3rd Place (250 pts.) - "Wildlife Guru" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.


"One of our professor's is the "Wildlife Guru" for Click and Clack's "Car Talk" radio program on NPR."

dancing with the cars by Todd Paris, U Alaska Fairbanks

Honorable Mention (240 pts.) - "Dancing with the Cars" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

"Attendees of the Chancellor's Dancing with the Cars gala enjoy the venue at the Fountainhead antique auto museum."

 

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Science & Research

laser by Tom Zasakzinski, Cal Poly Pomona

1st Place (260 pts.) - "Laser Research" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

"Michael Medrano, a junior physics major, works on defraction through an optical fiber in the Photonics Research Lab."

dehydration by Mark Philbrick, BYU

2nd Place Tie (257 pts.) - "Dehydration" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Dr. Gary Booth student Lyle Lorenzen in plant lab using a dehydration unit."

 

bacterial by Mark Philbrick, BYU

2nd Place Tie (257 pts.) - "Bacterial Pathogens" by Mark Philbrick, Brigham Young University.

"Bacterial pathogens research in Dr. Rich Robison lab. Student researcher Woan Lowe."

raptor research by Kellie Brown, Humboldt State U

3rd Place (245 pts.) - "Raptor Research" by Kellie Brown, Humboldt State University.

"Students and professors set out at 7 am on a Saturday morning just 2 miles from campus for an outdoor classroom banding raptors."

 

fisheye by Dani Machlis, BGU

Honorable Mention (243 pts.) - "FishEye" by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


"Interdisciplinary research: Researchers from the Dept. of Computer Science and the Dept. of Life Sciences study the archer fish to gain insight into human perception. To quote Dr. Ohad Ben-Shahar (left):œ"The fact that both humans and fish, which are very distant in terms of evolution, process orientation in similar ways [suggests] that orientation is a critical aspect of visual information."

 

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Personal Vision

pushing by Thomas Shea, U of Houston

1st Place (254 pts.) - "Pushing for Education" by Thomas Shea, University of Houston.

"2/19/2011 : Quarterback , Zach' Vorenkamp, from Kingwood Park High School bench presses 185 lbs. three times and the The third Greater Houston Area Senior Showcase. The Showcase took place Saturday at the Texans' practice facility on February 19, 2011 at Reliant Stadium. More than 500 senior football players worked out in front of college coaches with the hopes of earning a college scholarship to a Division II or III school."

 

ice by Isabel Chenoweth, Southern Connecticut State U

2nd Place (235 pts.) - "Ice Confusion" by Isabel Chenoweth, Southern Connecticut State University.

"The lovely aftermath of an ice storm."

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