||Photo of the Year
RELEASED: Sept. 16, 2004
DANVILLE, KYWhen Centre junior Emily LaMaster was coming up with ideas for interesting pictures while studying in Mexico, she wasnt aiming to win the Colleges Photo of the Year contest. LaMaster simply wanted to outdo her friends in France. She was successful on both counts.
The Centre Web sites Photo of the Year was taken last fall and submitted by LaMaster. The picture is of Centre students doing cartwheels atop the hills of Oaxaxa, Mexico. The students were studying in Centres Latin America program.
We had a competition last fall between the students studying in Mexico versus those [studying abroad] in Strasbourg [France], says LaMaster, a financial economics major from Prospect, Ky. We wanted to see who could get the most pictures chosen for Centres Photo of the Week. Every Thursday wed run to the computer to check out the Photo of the Week and the Centre Web stories. It was a fun Thursday event.
It was funny because in our photos we were in shorts and tank tops. The Strasbourg students were bundled up in jackets in their photos. We had three Photos of the Week to their two, by the way.
Students are flipping in a synchronized motion in the Photo of the Year against a background of stolid, traditional buildings at Monte Alban, located atop the hills of Oaxaxa.
We were just messing around, LaMaster says. We got that particular photo in just two shots. We wanted a photo that was more fun and original than simply standing in front of museums and statues. Many of us had digital cameras and wed share photos with each other and send them to friends and family.
For submitting the winning photo, LaMaster won a Kodak Digital Camera. The Communications Office determines the winner of the Photo of the Year contest, chosen from the Photos of the Week, based on creativity, composition, and overall impact. Click on the photo to see a bigger image.
To submit a photo for consideration for Photo of the Week contact Brant Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a photograph through campus mail to his attention. Be sure to identify the people, location, and event. Any photos relating to the Centre experience, whether taken on campus or off campus may be submitted. The more dynamic and original the shot, the better. If youre sending a digital photo, be sure to send the picture at the highest resolution possible.
To see the Photo of the Week page and archives, go to http://www.centre.edu/pow.html.
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