Student Photo Contest Winners Announced

photo by 2020 Photo Contest Body of Work winner Jayden Neal

February 2021

The 10th annual Student Digital Photo Contest sponsored by the Alfred C. O’Connell Library culminated with a recognition ceremony held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The talented entries were carefully judged by a panel of GCC faculty and staff: Gary Glaser, Jessica Olin, Lina LaMattina, Maureen Spindler and Nicki Lerczak. Winners were selected in the following categories: Best Body of Work, Jayden Neal, First Place, Amber Foppes, Second Place, Thomas Claffey, Third Place, Anita Tran, Director’s Choice, Tamara Edwards and two Honorable Mentions for Best Landscape and Best Animal Photo, Morgan Scofield. The photographers came from a variety of disciplines—Health sciences, Digital Art, and Fashion, among others. Prizes were mailed to the winners following the ceremony. To learn more about the winners and their beautiful work, visit the contest webpage.  

Contest Coordinator and Systems and Electronic Services Librarian, Liz Simmons said, “During a time when we missed seeing GCC students on campus and in the library, we’re especially grateful that we were able to connect with students through art. The entrants did such an amazing job of capturing life and beauty during a difficult year, and we hope that the campus community will continue to join us in recognizing the talent around us.”

The contest and the awards event were publicized throughout the college community as well as the library and via social media. The winners join students from past contests on the library’s Photo Contest webpage which stays active year-round. This annual program provides an opportunity for students to contribute to their community, hone their communication skills and express their creativity. Look for the announcements for the 11th annual contest coming this Fall 2021.