Fall Photo Contest

In the month of October, Blackhawk’s Student Publications Club, affectionately coined Pubs Club, hosted a photography contest for students. Any student could submit a photo with one stipulation: the photo had to deal with the contest theme “orange”.

Student submissions were superb; each interpreting the theme in a unique and creative way. Pubs Club members deliberated over the photographs to judge according to five categories: originality, artistic merit, composition, overall impact, and technical excellence. From their scores, the top four photos were chosen.

The winner will be chosen by a combination of your votes and the input of student publications class.

Please vote on your choice from the four entries below and enjoy the other entries from our talented students.

Autumn Dreifke“Blurred Reality”

Student Publications staff liked the artistic use of black and white with a pop of color, but they wanted more of the theme color.


Riley Saleik


Student Publications staff liked the composition of the photo and the color. They liked how it clearly tied with the theme, but it lost points for originality


Kayla Stanton“High in the Sky”

Student Publications staff liked how the orange color stood out against the pale blue sky. They enjoyed the angle of the photographer as well. The photo was technically excellent, but lost points for its simplicity.


Sharon Kim“Mystical”

Student publications staff liked the contrast of the clear foreground and blurred background. They had mixed feelings about the amount of color and the composition of the photo.


Click here to vote for your favorite!

The following photos are the runners up:

Isaac Paris Isaac Paris

Jesse Harris Jesse Harris

Dawson Williams Dawson WilliamsJenna Sims “Fall Fungi, the Second Orange of Fall” Jenna Sims

Johanna Pinnington

Johanna Pinnington

SCAN1654Lindley Neebes

Featured photo credit: Photographycameras.org

Contestants names for the top four student submissions will be revealed after voting.