[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The University Activities Board is holding its annual Gemmell photo contest.
Winning photos are put on display in the upstairs part of Gemmell Student Complex. Photos must be in high resolution and be able to scale to 24 inches by 36 inches without distortion.
“We’re really looking for photos that really capture student life in Clarion,” said UAB adviser Brian Hoover.
Hoover also said high resolution in photos is another primary aspect UAB is looking for.
“We had an attempt at a contest last year, and the majority of the submissions that came in were taken on a phone. The resolution was just too low to use to be able to blow up to that size to put up on the wall,” said Hoover.
There are nine categories for submissions; they include Autumn Leaf Festival, CampusFest, Campus Life, Nature, Community Service, Greek Life, Sports, UAB Events and General.
“We’ve had a pretty good turnout; we do have more submissions than spots that are available, so it is becoming sort of a contest,” said UAB Secretary Paul Sherer.
UAB is using social media as a means this year to determine who moves on in the contest. Contestants have to use Twitter to post potential photos by typing UAB’s Twitter handle and hash-tagging “CUphoto” with their photos. Every “favorite” and “retweet” for a photo is worth one point. The top 25 photos with the most points received will then be reviewed by a panel of judges who will determine the winners.
“There’s been a bunch of photo contests and different contests the university has done on their Twitter and on their Facebook, and we thought it would be a unique way to kind of capitalize on that,” said Sherer. “A photo contest is something that can be done on social media, so we wanted to try a new avenue and see how it worked out.”
Sherer said ideas are being considered for photos on display now.
“They [photos] are not going to be thrown away, if people were worried about that,” said Sherer. “They’re either going to be returned or repurposed to hang up somewhere else on campus.”
Sherer also said winning photos would be published “hopefully before finals week.”
All photos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. April 18. For more information, contact UAB at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 814-393-2312. Information can also be found on the university’s website under “2014 Gemmell Photo Contest.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]