2017 Photo Contest

7th Annual Student Digital Photo Contest Winners

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, the library hosted its seventh annual Student Digital Photo Contest Awards Ceremony. Six awards were given. 

photo contest winners
L to R back: Eadie Fuerch, David Fenn, Alison Snell, Miranda Schiller
L to R front: Bailey DeLelys, Joana Reiko Sato

Winning Photos

Best Body of Work: Bailey DeLelys
dog photo
Artist Statement: "This is a photo of my good friend's dog named Zoey. I was put in charge of watching the house and taking care of Zoey. For a whole week I was bored at a house that did not have Internet. So what better to do than practice my photography skills. So after bribing Zoey with a few too many treats I was able to capture the essence of Zoey being Zoey, a hungry machine!"

gun photo
Artist Statement: "This is a tribute to the shooting in Las Vegas that happen a few weeks ago. I used an airsoft gun as a subject because it was a major headline for the news. Fire arms are the main subject that the masses look at in times of crises such as this one in Las Vegas so I wanted to focus the attention on firearms. The frozen bubbles that surround the submerged pistol represent the energy, confusion, and all of the emotions that are felt by people all around. I used a purple light to represent the flashy colors from the Vegas strip. I wanted to make a photograph that would represent the event without it being a direct photograph of the event or of the media on tv or on the Internet."


Best in Show: Alison Snell
lightbulb photo

Best Use of Light: Eadie Fuerch

Director's Choice: Joana Reiko Sato
sink in woods

Abandoned shack in Alaska

Best Use of Color: Miranda Schiller
Bonita Wildfire at Sunset
Bonita Wildfire at Sunset

Best Use of Special Technique: David Fenn
leaf in water
Leaf in Water