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 results of the SoMAS Photo Competition are in! Event organizer and SoMAS PhD Student Sara Cernadas-Martin announced the finalists and the winners for this year’s contest!

Research winner: Julia Stepanuk

Research finalists: Courtney Stuart, Julia Stepanuk and Margaret Osborne

All Research photos are available on Google Photos.

Macro winner: Tara Dolan

Macro finalists: Alexander Sneddon (2 photos) and Tara Dolan

All Macro photos are available on Google Photos.

Spirit winner: Julia Stepanuk

Spirit finalists: Damien Beri, Julia Stepanuk and Maria Grima

All Spirit photos are available on Google Photos.

Congratulations to our finalists and winners and big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s edition of the SoMAS Photo Competition!  Many thanks to judges Paul Shepson, Gordon Taylor, Brad Peterson and Carl Safina!

The winning photos of each category will be printed in canvas and permanently exhibited at SoMAS! The category winners will receive a $100.00 cash prize!

Time to start taking photos and getting ready for next year’s contest!

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