UPC photo contest winner announced



Through the month of March, the University Program Council ran a photography and Photoshop contest that offered a top prize of $60.

Marian Hooks, a sophomore advertising major from Aberdeen, won the photography portion with a picture she took in Florence, Italy. The Photoshop contest winner was Fernando Marsan.

“I didn’t expect to win the contest,” said Hooks. “It was a major surprise, but it’s nice knowing other people liked my photo. That kind of keeps me going when I have positive vibes and support from others.”

Hooks, a self-taught photographer, says her favorite types of photography are landscape and portrait.

UPC President Tom Brinker, Arts Coordinator Sarah Diede and Community Service Coordinator ReAnn Arcand judged the entries. They made their decisions in photography based on composition and lighting and in Photoshop based on originality and skill.

Right: The winner of the 2012 UPC photography contest, Marian Hooks, snapped this shot in Florence, Italy.