Student Contest – Student Photographer of the Year

First Place

Amanda Synder, University of Minnesota

Second Place

Matthew Seckora, Winona State University

 

Judges’ comments:

None of the entrants followed the complete rules regarding a POY entry, but judges decided to award 2 places regardless. 1st place showed powerful images but there was a question as to what constituted a picture story within the entry.  2nd place showed humor, variety and range.  It gave a sense that the photographer has a vision, even if some images were weak.