So Friday was the deadline for the Wisconsin News Photographers Association Picture of the Year contest. The best part about this contest is that it is free for students, and you can have up to 2o entries. There are several categories to enter: General/Spot News, Feature, Pictorial, Illustration, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Portrait/Personality, General News Story, as well as a couple others. While I spent most of the month telling myself I needed to get started on my entries early, I found I was not really buckling down like I should have until the end of last weekend. Regardless, after a long week of searching through thousands of images (I shot quite a few events/games in 2009) and then narrowing those down to 20 or so which then had to be edited, cropped, and captioned, I submitted my entries via FTP with 30 minutes to spare!! While this is only my second year entering this contest, I found that it was a wonderful way to take a retrospective look at my work, remind myself of the progress that I’ve made, and also evaluate how I can improve. The following pictures are my entries for this year. Enjoy!!
Corpus Christi Parade in Cagli, Italy
A baritone player marches through the cobblestone streets of Cagli, Italy, during a procession held in celebration of Corpus Christi, on June 14, 2009. Corpus Christi is held to commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
WI-42 winds through the forests of Northern Door County.
Marquette University guard Maurice Acker (2) attempts to inbound the ball against leaping Syracuse defender Andy Rautins (1) at the Bradley Center on March 7, 2009.
Marquette University guard David Cubillian (10) battles against Georgetown guard Omar Wattad (31) at the Bradley Center on Jan. 31, 2009.
9-year-old guitar prodigy Tallan Latz performs at the 2009 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards Show on April 27, 2009.
A static puddle reflects a group of jovial band members from Waukesha High School during a game between the Waukesha Wolverines and the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes in Waukesha, Wis., on Aug. 28, 2009.
Family Weekend at Marquette
A young boy enjoys bowling at a family weekend event hosted by Marquette University on Oct. 3, 2009.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones is warmly received during his visit to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission on the last day of its City Camp program on July 30, 2009. City Camp is a summer school program aimed at educating at-risk youth in neighboring communities.
#5 of the Catholic Memorial Crusaders barely misses the ball as it floats in to #5 of the Pius Popes during a game played at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., on Oct. 16, 2009.
#43 of the Catholic Memorial Crusaders looks to hold off #13 of the Pius Popes during a game played at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., on Oct. 16, 2009.