Friday, June 9, 2017

Image Challenge Winners

By: Elizabeth Hunt

Josh Cote surrounded by fellow photographers.
Classes have ended, exams written, final projects submitted, and we are ready for summer.
Before we continued on our individual photographic journeys, we all met one last time to
celebrate this year’s accomplishments and to reveal the winners of the 2017 Lambton College Digital Photography Image Challenge.

Always smiling Mike L'heureux
The Image Challenge is a competition held each year for first and second year digital photography students. Photographers from outside of the program are brought in to critique and score the images. The judges scores determine the winners as well as act as a grade for the assignment.

The Judging session is open to students and their guests. First year student, Josh Cote, explains how “hopes are high that you are going to win, but when you see the other entries, it's a humbling experience to see everyone with such great talent”.

First Year,  Overall Award, third place winner Shawna Lavoie
After a week of living in suspense, our students were eager to find out which images had really
wowed the judges. Tanis Wright says “There was excitement in the anticipation of announcements, particularly as we all had our own ideas about who we thought would win each category or which was the winning photo”.

As the winners were announced, students showed their support by cheering them on. Franky
MacDonald describes the experience as “truly exhilarating”.


First Year, Overall Award, second Place winner, Adam Shepley

First year first place overall award recipient, Olivia Kilp Watson says she “was so nervous! My heart was racing the entire time.


First year first place Overall Award recipient, Olivia Kilp-Watson, with Coordinator Richard Beland and Faculty David Chidley
Hearing my name being called was and still is unbelievable”. Second year student, Christina
Watts, who admitted to “rethinking the images I submitted” in our previous post says she “was
very surprised to win first overall; I was not expecting it at all”.


Second year,  Overall Award, second place winner, Elizabeth Hunt

“Winning gives you a confidence boost and in turn gives you more drive to see how much better you can become” explains Josh Cote, who placed both first and second in the nature category.

This year the judging panel included Craig Glover, Niki Patel and Paul Sorensen. Without our esteemed judges there would be no winners.  Thank to the panel for a tremendous job, adding great comments and feedback at the "live" judging event. 

Thanks also to supportive sponsors of the student award prizes.
-Camera Canada
-Nikon Canada
-Luxe Photo studio


Second year First Place Overall award recipient, The Geri Freeborn Memorial Award, winner Christina Watts, with Coordinator Richard Beland and Faculty David Chidley


First Year, Category Winning Images

Nature Category, 2nd Place (tie),  Josh Cote
Nature Category 2nd Place (tie), Prickly Peace by Theresa Chalmers
Nature Category, 1st Place, "Pollock In Nature" Josh Cote
Portrait Category, 1st Place, "The Immigrant" Olivia Klip-Watson
Portrait Category, 2nd Place, "Unstill Child" Theresa Chalmers
Unclassified Category, 2nd Place, "Freckles", Olivia Klip-Watson
Unclassified Category, 1st Place , "Equality" Olivia Klip-Watson
Still Life Category, 2nd Place, "Our Burning Love", Shawna Lavoie
Still Life Category, 1st Place, "Pour Me a Glass". Adam Shepley




First Year, Overall Winners, Additional Images
First Year,  Overall Award, third place "Half an Hour", Shawna Lavoie
First Year,  Overall Award, third place "Essence of Milk", Shawna Lavoie
First Year,  Overall Award, third place "Spreading Her Wings", Shawna Lavoie
First Year, Overall Award, second Place, "Confined".  Adam Shepley
First Year, Overall Award, second Place, "Rocker Girl".  Adam Shepley
First year Overall Award First Place, "Serious Child", Olivia Kilp-Watson


Second Year, Category Winning Images

People Category, First Place (tie),"Solemn People", Raspal Singh
People Category, First Place (tie), "Cruella Velvet" Christina Watts


People Category, 2nd Place (tie), "Within the Silence" ,Andrea Ochoa-Pineda
People Category, 2nd Place (tie), "Suspense", Emily Nutson
People Category, 2nd Place (tie), John Seo

Commercial Category, 2nd Place, "Fallen Angel", Gina Roberston
Commercial Category, 1st Place, "Monochrome", Christina Watts


Places Category, 1st Place, "Concrete Jungle",  Sarah Barry
Places Category, 2nd Place, "Geometric Prism", Sarah Barry

Second Year Additional Images, Overall Winners

2nd Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Angel's Eyes", Elizabeth Hunt

2nd Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Sweet Reverie", Elizabeth Hunt


2nd Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Lost", Elizabeth Hunt

2nd Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Window Washer", Elizabeth Hunt

1st Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Blue", Christina Watts
1st Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Cluster", Christina Watts
1st Place Overall Winner Portfolio, "Subtle Sass", Christina Watts





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