Gwinnett Tech Commercial Photography Graduates Take Top Honors at Image Asia
Winning photographs featured during 2010 Qilu International Photographic Week in Jinan, China
Gwinnett Technical College (GTC) Commercial Photography students earned the top 15 awards at this year's Image Asia, an international competition that involved almost 10,000 students from 100 universities in more than 30 countries.
Each of the students' submitted photographs centered on this year's theme of One World One Family, which advocates a comprehensive attitude towards the diversified, rich and different human life. The competition aims to improve the communication and cooperation of world photography and to promote the multi-cultural prosperity and development worldwide.
"We are so proud of all of the students that enter or received awards in this international competition," said Sheri Finch, GTC commercial photography instructor. "The hard work and commitment they put into their craft during their time at Gwinnett Tech has shown through with their success in this competition. We are honored to call these students our own."
All of the students honored completed their course work at Gwinnett Tech in September to earn either an associate degree or diploma in commercial photography.
Gwinnett Tech student winners included:
- Jayne Bleisch for the Grand Academy Award
- Shelby Caldwell for the Silver Pinhole Award
- Amanda Gardner, Brittany Roy and Janet Kelley for the Bronze Pinhole Award
- Kala Minko and Nicole Cochran for the Academy Award
- Brett May and Nicole Cochran for the Sina Blog Special Award
- Amanda Gardner, Damian AhChing, Michelle VanNus, William Twitty, Gerald Faison and Gustavo Romero for the Best Image Award
GTC students awarded Honorable Mention included Lisa Cave, Damian AhChing, Allyson Stephens, Amy Andoe, Brett May, Brittany Roy, William Twitty, Gerald Faison, Gustavo Romero, Janet Kelley, Jayne Bleisch, Jenni Green, Jeremy Figluizzi, Kala Minko, Shelby Caldwell, Nicole Cochran, and Michelle VanNus.
The winning photographs were displayed during the 2010 Qilu International Photographic Week from Nov. 5-7 in Jinan, China, at the Third Annual World University Students Photographic Art Exhibition. The photographs will also be published in book coming out later this year.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and diploma in commercial photography, and a certificate program for digital imaging specialist.
For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580. GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less.
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