On February 20, Photographer’s Forum Magazine announced its winners for its 32nd Annual College Photography Contest. Among the finalists were five Journalism department students: Panhia Lee, Elizabeth Granberg, Jennifer Newlin, Adam Jungwirth and Josie Bennett. The sixth student, Deniz Cakmak, placed as an honorable mention.
Winning photos are published in the fall issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute Gallery 27. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2012.
“The contest is a good way for students to get used to competing on a national basis against other students,” Dr. Timothy Gleason said. “It is one thing to succeed against classmates, it is another to succeed against students from around the country. Students benefit from placing because they can put it on their resume. Even if they are not in the visual journalism emphasis, it is valuable because potential employers recognize the better students strive to succeed. And in a changing workplace, employers need employees who try to excel with new challenges.”
FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZES
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum
PLUS Sigma 120-400 mm lens (MSRP $1,400)
SECOND PLACE AWARDS
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum
PLUS Sigma 8-16 mm lens (MSRP $1,100)
THIRD PLACE AWARDS
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum
PLUS Manfrotto 055XPROB Professional Aluminum tripod and 327RC2 Joystick head (MSRP $446)
FOURTH PLACE AWARDS
Five $125 cash awards
100 HONORABLE MENTIONS
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2012 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.
For more information on Photographer’s Forum contests, visit: http://pfmagazine.com/photography-contest/enter-contest-online/