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

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"We're #1" - (219 pts.)
by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

We're#1 by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech

"Our football team has never been # 1, our basketball team will probably never be #1, but our dining service is #1 according to the Princeton Review. I heated the fork with a commercial heat gun to bend the tines (this was attempt #3), cut a tine off one of the first attempts and taped it to the back of the fork. The photo was used for the cover of our school magazine."

 

Sports Action

Loose Ball, R. Marsh Starks, UNLV

1st Place (197 pts.) - "Loose Ball" by R. Marsh Starks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"Brandon Paul and Anthony Marshall dive for a loose ball during the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament in Tulsa, Okla."

 

Gymnastics, by Bill Hoepner, UW Eau Clairs

2nd Place (192 pts.) - "Gymnastics" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"An Athlete competes during the 2011 Gymnastic National Tournament."

 

All American, by Scott Soderberg, U Michigan

3rd Place (180 pts.) - "All American" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.

"Freshman, Sam Mikulak strikes a classic pose during rings routine."

 

Slide into third by Martin Vloet, U Michigan

Honorable Mention (179 pts.) - "Slide into Third" by Martin Vloet, University of Michigan.

"The baserunner rides a wave of red dirt as he tries to beat the tag at third base."

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Sports Features

Arc of a Diver, Nick Romanenko, Rutgers

1st Place (192 pts.) - "Arc of a Diver" by Nick Romanenko, Rutgers.

"Photograph of diver Jennifer Betz from the 10 meter platform."

 

Touch the Earth by Carolyn Richardson, U of Georgia

2nd Place (182 pts.) - "Touch the Earth" by Carolyn Richardson, University of Georgia.

"The director of the Rec Center's Touch the Earth program shows off his rock climbing skills."

 

Steady Head by Martin Vloet, U of Michigan

3rd Place (173 pts.) - "It Takes a Very Steady Head" by Martin Vloet, University of Michigan.

"Krystal Liu, the Red Panda Acrobat, performs at halftime on March 5th. Liu rides a seven-foot unicyle and kicks an ever-increasing stack of bowls from her foot and catches them on her head."

 

Fame by Jaren Wilkey, BYU

Honorable Mention (172 pts.) - "Fame" by Jaren Wilkey, Brigham Young University.

"3/19/11 - Jimmer Fredette meets with the media mob after defeating Gonzaga to move onto the sweet sixteen in the NCAA Tournament."

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People & Portraits

Day of Silence by Bill Hoepner, U Wisconsin Eau Claire

1st Place (191 pts.) - "Day of Silence" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"A photo for the National Day of Silence."

Tone Poem by Bill Hoepner, UW Eau Claire

2nd Place (188 pts.) - "Tone Poem" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"An image created during the "Toen Poem"."

 

Character by Aaron Mayes, UNLV

3rd Place (183 pts.) - "Character" by Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"Black Mountain Institutes fellow Father Uwem Akan writes about atrocities endured by children in war torn African nations."

Looking Back by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech

Honorable Mention (177 pts.) - "Looking Back" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"Portrait of an alumni who is preserving Civil War battlefields."

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Campus Environment

Awesome Aurora by Todd Paris, U Alaska Fairbanks

1st Place (194 pts.) - "Awesome Aurora" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

"A major solar event on March 5 resulted in a spectacular display of the northern lights a couple nights later."

 

Iconic Sign by Todd Paris, U Alaska Fairbanks

2nd Place (181 pts.) - "Iconic Sign" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

"The Chugach Range forms the backdrop behind this iconic sign standing over the gate to a field at UAF's Agricultural Research Station in Palmer."

DownlQQking Owl by Bob Elbert, U of Iowa

3rd Place (174 pts.) - "DownlQQking Owl" by Bob Elbert, University of Iowa.

"Spring brought something special to those who hang out around Curtiss Hall. Perched about 30 feet up and looking straight down through the branches is a barred owl who took up residence in a tall tree on the east side of the building."

Law Lobby by Robert Jordan, U of Mississippi

Honorable Mention (170 pts.) - "Law Lobby" by Robert Jordan, University of Mississippi.

"Students and donors mill around the new law school lobby before an award program."

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News

Monsoon Palace by Dot Paul, U of Georgia

1st Place (187 pts.) - "Monsoon Palace" by Dot Paul, University of Georgia.

"Honors students and their adviser traveled to India on spring break and found the ideal spot to watch the sunset."

As a Cue Ball by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley CC

2nd Place (177 pts.) - "As a Cue Ball" by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College.

"Demetrius Robinson participated in the Annual St. Baldrick's event, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa, to raise money for childhood cancer. Participants seek pledges and in return shave their head in solidarity with those who have lost their hair to cancer treatment."

 

Nearing the End by David Campbell, Alabama State

3rd Place (171 pts.) - "Nearing the End of the Wall" by David Campbell, Alabama State University.

"The last 3 students still standing after climbing a series of steep steps over the Great Wall of China near the end of their hike."

 

Cyber Attackers by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona

Honorable Mention (169 pts.) - "Cyber Attackers" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

"George Jouldjian and Kyle Umstead, members of the attacking Red Team, are bathed in red light during the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.'"

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Features & Illustrations

"Fast Cup" by R. Marsh Starks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1st Place (177 pts.) - "Fast Cup" by R. Marsh Starks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

"A Bottoms Up Dispensing System plastic beer cup with a magnet bearing a logo. The Thomas & Mack Center is using the new cups which fill from the bottom and leave the customer with a souvenir magnet when the cup is empty. A faster filling beer means a shorter line at the bar. Move over sliced bread."

"Humayun's Tomb" by Dot Paul, University of Georgia.

2nd Place (167 pts.) - "Humayun's Tomb" by Dot Paul, University of Georgia.

"An honors student makes a photograph outside the window while at Humayun's tomb in Dehli, India."

 

"Piano Man" by Trice Megginson, University of Wyoming.

3rd Place (159 pts.) - "Piano Man" by Trice Megginson, University of Wyoming.


"The hands of the piano player during a recent Jazz Band rehearsal."

"Don't Breathe" by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College.

Honorable Mention (153 pts.) - "Don't Breathe" by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College.

"The Tibetan monks work on constructing a sand mandala as part of their presentation to the college community."

 

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Science & Research

"Planetarium Revisited" by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

1st Place (212 pts.) - "Planetarium Revisited" by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

"High-School students take part in after-school activities at the The Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center.(This is one shot - 10 second exposure + 6 or 7 pulses of a handheld flash with makeshift snoot and grid that I triggered while walking around the frame)."

"Finger Print Chip" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

2nd Place (162 pts.) - "Finger Print Chip" by Jim Stroup, Virginia Tech.

"One of our research professors has developed microchips that are unique, like a fingerprint, so information can be tracked to that particular chip. The background is textured white wallpaper from Lowes. I buy various things I find to use as backgrounds in the studio."

 

"ECE schematics" by Nick Romanenko, Rutgers.

3rd Place Tie (156 pts.) - "ECE schematics" by Nick Romanenko, Rutgers.

"Gang Lin (ECE/TA) diagrams electronic schematics on a computer."

"Say Ahhh" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

3rd Place Tie (156 pts.) - "Say Ahhh" by Bill Hoepner, University of Wisconsin @ Eau Claire.

"Megan Morrison and a fellow nursing graduate student in a skills room."

 

"Drill Bits" by Scott Soderberg, Universityof Michigan.

Honorable Mention Tie (153 pts.) - "Drill Bits" by Scott Soderberg, University of Michigan.


"A close-up of one of the many colorful containers of dental drill bits used by dental students."

 

"Liver DNA" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Honorable Mention Tie (153 pts.) - "Liver DNA" by Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

"Research technician Aren Gunderson pulls a DNA sample from a deep freeze at the Museum of the North."

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Personal Vision

"Sodus Point" by Kevin Colton, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

1st Place (207 pts.) - "Sodus Point" by Kevin Colton, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

"Soudus Point Lighthouse at sunset and a bright moon."

 

"Prairie Girls" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

2nd Place (196 pts.) - "Prairie Girls" by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.

"It was Prairie Days at my son's elementary school. These two girls managed to see sunbonnet to sunbonnet."

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