Frisbees are flying, the snow has melted, we’re set to hit 80 degrees this weekend—all signs point to spring at Beloit College. Winter, however, was the focus of many of the photographs entered into the 2011 Beloit College photo contest. The contest, run each year by the college’s Office of Communications and Marketing, was open to submissions by students, alumni, faculty and staff from January through March, with the aim of highlighting a variety of perspectives of our picturesque campus, now highlighted in an album on the college’s Facebook page.
Alumnus Ben Hartzell’10 took first place with his photo of stately Middle College blanketed in snow. Second place went to sophomore Jory Carlin, whose photo captured the late afternoon sun over the ubiquitous plowed sidewalks of the college. First year Alen Keric took third place with a close-up shot of bright red berries against a backdrop of snow and sunshine. An honorable mention went to junior Briana Johnston for a detailed photo of icicles on one of the college’s evergreen trees.
In addition, two more prizes were given for particular categories. The staff pick award was given to Admissions Counselor Robin Hamilton for her photo of Middle College, and the alumni pick award was given to alumnus David Birdwell’94 for his photo of Eaton Chapel at night, taken with a fisheye lens.
Photographers receive prizes, and all photo submissions are considered for use in Beloit College publications, including the annual calendar, which is sent to alumni and friends each fall.