Thursday, April 24, 2014

Image Challenge Winners

Lambton College Digital Photography program Image Challenge

The Image Challenge is our print competition where students submit their best work from their portfolios at the end of the term.  Each image is judged and scored with the top score in each category and overall winners being declared.  

Judging took place in the Digital Photography studio and was conducted by three respected photography experts; Leonard Segall, Executive of the Sarnia Photographic Club; Petro Tiahur professional commercial photographer; and veteran Sarnia photojournalist Glenn Ogilvie.

The judging was intense and took over six hours to complete.  The competition was very close and many of the winners are separated by extremely small scoring margins.  

The competition involved a total of 130 images entered into seven categories
-22 first-year students must enter four separate images.  They have four categories to choose from (Nature, Portrait, Commercial, Un-classified)
-10 second-year students must enter five separate images.  They have three categories to choose from (People, Places, Product)

We held an exciting awards ceremony held April 22nd at Paddy Flaherty’s pub on the waterfront in Sarnia.  After the ceremony we were treated to a live band courtesy of Angela Smolders and the staff at Paddy Flaherty's.  It was a great time, thanks to everyone involved!

Thanks to sponsors who generously provided prizes for the student winners:
-Camera Canada / Forest City Image Centre
-Carman’s foto source, Sarnia
-Paddy Flaherty’s

The Overall Competition winners receive a plaque and financial Scholarship Awards from The Geri Freeborn Memorial fund.  The winners are decided by the total score on all their images entered in the competition. 

The Geri Freeborn Memorial Awards were created by program faculty in honour of a former Digital Photography student who passed away suddenly in January 2013. At age 57, Freeborn was the oldest student to enroll in the College’s Digital Photography program. She has been remembered as a hard working student who was creatively driven.

Congratulations to all our students.  The level of competition and quality of your entries was superb.  

All of you have made us all proud! 

The winners are:

First Year Competition
Overall winner – Christina Duizer
Second Place - Jessica Dillon
Third Place - Elizabeth Bosma

First Year Category Winners
Portrait – Jessica Dillon
Commercial – Christina Duizer
Nature – Alexa Coupland
Unclassified – Nathena Lightheart

Second Year Competition
Overall Winner – Kaitlyn Eastman
Runner up – Fera Kennedy

Second Year Category Winners
People – Jeff McCoy
Product - Fera Kennedy
Places – Angela Smolders

One image from 1st Year Overall Winner - Christina Duizer  "Tea Tower"
One image from 1st Year Overall 2nd Place Winner  - Jessica Dillon  "I'll Drink to That"
One image from 1st Year Overall 3rd Place Winner - Elizabeth Bosma  "Transfixed"
1st Year Commercial category winner - Christina Duizer  "Pulleys"
1st Year Nature category winner - Alexa Coupland  "Frosty Tree"
1st Year Portrait category winner - Jessica Dillon  "Roar"
1st Year Unclassified category winner - Nathena Lightheart  "Universal Beauty"
One image from 2nd Year Overall Winner - Kaitlyn Eastman  "Beautifully Broken"

One image from 2nd Year Overall Runner Up - Fera Kennedy  "Not Einstein" 
2nd Year People category winner - Jeff McCoy  "Strength of Character"

2nd Year Product category winner - Fera Kennedy  "Balloon Girl"
2nd Year Places category winner - Angela Smolders  "A Warm Invitation"


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