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Fifth Annual Photo Contest

by Office of Marketing | Dec 05, 2014
5th Annual Photo Contest

The University of Valley Forge held its fifth annual photo contest. UVF students submitted images in five new categories. The photograph submissions were composed and judged on architectural design, angles, color, metaphors, symbolism and literal or abstract design. Entries were also evaluated on composition, depth of field, exposure and the ability to evoke feeling and emotion to tell a story.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER $250

FIRST PLACE WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY $100

New Categories:

  • Category 1: The Natural World: Landscapes, nature images, outdoor scenics, sunsets, cityscapes, geological or climatological features and outdoor beauty.
  • Category 2: People: Individuals from all walks of life such as parenting and family, children, couples and relationships, fashion and fun outdoor activities.
  • Category 3: Altered Images: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e. colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.).
  • Category 4: Elements of Design: Artistic images (not altered) that showcase line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, bokeh, motion blur and repetition.
  • Category 5: Mobile Phone: Photos taken only with a cell phone, Smartphone or tablet. Filters and image/color enhancements are acceptable (but no borders or edges.)
A panel of five judges based their judging on originality, technical excellence, creative and artistic merit, and adherence to the categories. Read the contest rules


FIFTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST RESULTS


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Tom Pottiger
Caption: Swim - Taken with iPhone 6+

Tom


WINNERS BY CATEGORY

Brittany Eberly
Category: The Natural World
Caption: Sun Explosion - This photo exemplifies the natural world because of the magnificent sunset displayed behind the silhouette of an audience of birds.

Brittany
 
Loren Metallo
Category: People
Caption: This is a portrait of my sister taken in front a tree at my house. It captures both the beauty and sincerity of her.

Loren
 
Randy Ramos
Category: Altered Images
Caption: Powerless

Randy
 
Loren Metallo
Category: Elements of Design
Caption: This is an abstract photo of paper taken on a desk. This photo showcases the use of lines, depth, and color to draw attention and create movement.

Loren
 
Tom Pottiger
Category: Mobile Phone
Caption: Swim - Taken with iPhone 6+

Tom

See winning entries from the fourth annual photo contest