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The SoMAS photo competition is an annual event where students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public.

The Photo Competition will be divided into three categories with a single winner in each category:

1- Macro: It’s all about the detail! Photos taken with the macro option-objective of the camera as well as microscope pictures will be accepted in this category.

2- Research: Pictures taken in the field or in the laboratory will be considered in this category. For a picture to be eligible the research related to it had to take place while being a SoMAS’ member (enrolled in the school or employed as staff).

3- SoMAS spirit: Freestyle photos. Anything that embodies the spirit of SoMAS will be eligible under this category. It can include photos of SoMAS events, SoMAS personnel, campus/equipment…your choice!

The winners of each category received a $100 cash prize

The winning photos will be printed on canvas and permanently displayed in Endeavour Hall 120.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s photo competition. A big special thank you to our internal judges Dr. Larry Swanson, Dr. Gordon Taylor and Dr. Brad Peterson. Also, a big thank you to our professional judge, Carl Safina!

MACRO Winner: Catherine Ziegler
MACRO Title: Young of the year Winter Flounder sagittal otolith

MACRO Finalists: Caroline Schwaner, Irving Huang, Joe Unsworth and Zoe Smith

RESEARCH Winner: Lesley Thorne
RESEARCH Title: Humpback whale taken in Wilhelmina Bay in the Antarctic Peninsula

RESEARCH Finalists: Michael Cashin, John Bohorquez, Julia Donaton and Julia Stepanuk

SPIRIT Winner: Victoria Adam
SPIRIT Title: Piping Plover at Sunset, West Meadow Beach

SPIRIT Finalists: Catherine Ziegler, Matt Siskey, Sara Ganetis and Jenna Schwerzmann

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