Trumpet photo contest winners announced

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

Up until March 20, The Trumpet staff has been collecting submissions for its campus-wide photo contest during the spring semester. With more than 100 entries, the judges have deemed the contest a success.

There were two photo categories: still life and action shot. Students were free to submit as many photos as they wanted in both categories. The Trumpet’s Editor-in-Chief Daniel Morgan, Online Editor Jalyn Bolyard and Faculty Adviser Professor Tammie Beagle chose the winners.
Megan Sayre won first place in the still life competition. Her picture of Alumni Park and Main Hall exceeded each judge’s expectations. Sayre will receive a $50 gift card to Sheetz.
Second place in the still life category goes to Lindsay Dowdle. She took a picture of her dorm room key attached to a West Liberty University lanyard, which impressed the judges because of its execution and usefulness. Dowdle will receive a $25 gift card to
Cody Shook’s entry took first place in the action shot category. His picture of a Hilltopper baseball game was shot at a unique angle that plays very well with the scene. Shook will also receive a $50 gift card to Sheetz.
Maria Kimble received second place for her action shot of daily activity in the Student Union. It’s simple yet effective as it depicts campus life so well. Kimble will receive a $25  Target gift card.
“We’re blown away by the support and participation we’ve seen in this photo contest, and we thank everyone who entered,” Beagle said. “Choosing our winners was tough because all of the entries are so good.”
“I’m thrilled that so many people entered the contest,” Bolyard said. “I loved a lot of the entries! It was so hard to narrow it down to just a few favorites.”
The Trumpet staff thanks everyone who participated; whether you won or lost, you contributed to our photo library and could very well see your pictures accompany an article in the future.
“I’m constantly amazed at the creativity and talent our students display,” Beagle said. “Several of the photos we received are of gallery quality in my opinion. We had a hard time judging because the subjects were so varied and interesting. Our photo library is the real winner here!”
View the photo gallery here: