On Thursday, the University of Virginia School of Law community used social media to show the huge range of things that happen there on a given day, from seminars with favorite professors to a softball tournament. Here’s a look at #UVALawDay:
The U.Va. Instagram Fall Photo Contest drew over 400 entries, with images showing everything from a hedgehog on the Lawn to the many places to take in the fall foliage on Grounds.
Professor John Edwin Mason, a history professor and photographer who recently taught the course “Photography in the Age of Instagram,” selected the winner. The only contest criteria were that the photos must be taken on Grounds and show something great about life in the fall at U.Va.
Mason selected this shot by Carson Gibson, a second-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences:
“I was looking for a beautiful photo, one in which the use if light, color, and composition combined to create a compelling image.
In addition, the photo had to capture the unique look and feel of UVA in the fall.
Finally, it had to work well within the Instagram app.
The light in the winning photo is terrific. The colors are dazzling, without being over the top. The path draws the viewer into the image, and the bricks and flagstones make it recognizably UVA.”
Mason also picked a first and second runner-up, by Instagram users @christiankochuba and @kayjdkay respectively:
Check out the gallery for more, or the hashtag #uvaphotocontest on Instagram. Here’s a look at some other staff favorites:
The Alumni Association provides this look at some of the images captured alums captured on Grounds this weekend during Homecomings:
Just took a great fall photo of Grounds on Instagram? Enter it in our Fall Photo Contest.
Just tag your Instagram photos with #UVaPhotoContest and email your username to firstname.lastname@example.org. University Communications will aggregate the best ones in a gallery, and Professor John Edwin Mason, who taught the summer course “Photography in the Age of Instagram,” has agreed to select a winner. Submissions are open until 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, and the winner gets a U.Va. T-shirt.
The only guidelines are that the Instagram photos must be taken on Grounds and show something great about life in the fall at U.Va. We’ll announce the results Oct. 30. Wahoowa and good luck!
Visit the contest page for more information and to see some of the submission so far.
Throughout the academic year, the Class of 2014′s Instagram account is posting a nice series of profiles of fourth-year students.
The series is sponsored by the Class of 2014 Trustees and includes students from a variety of backgrounds and accomplishments, including in the arts, athletics, student governance, and more.
Check out the entries so far, and click on the “Instagram” link in the top right of each photo to learn more about the students featured. Keep up with @2014uva and #hoosfeatured on Instagram to see the new entries.