To help encourage photo submissions to the CALS Photo Alphabet Project, the CALS Office of External Relations is holding a photo contest from August 5 – 29, offering 12 coupons for a free scoop of Babcock Hall ice cream for the best photos received during the contest period. Three weekly winners will be selected and announced on August 8, 15, 22 and 29, for a total of 12 winners.
The project: The goal of the CALS Photo Alphabet Project is to compile a set of photos that depict all of the letters of the alphabet—from A to Z—taken of plants, animals, buildings, lab equipment and other items found on the CALS campus or our affiliated research station grounds. This collaborative project, which started in February and will close on October 1, has already received over 100 fantastic photo submissions from students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of the college—but we’re looking for more. The plan is to use the letters to spell messages in CALS promotional materials, with participants receiving full credit for their contributions.
How to participate: When you see a “hidden letter” in a lab, lecture hall, building façade, greenhouse or garden on the CALS campus or ARS grounds, take a photo with your smart phone or digital camera and send it to email@example.com, the CALS Facebook Page or the CALS Twitter account. Please also share your full name, hometown, CALS affiliation and photo location info.
Contest details: On August 8, 15, 22 and 29, staff in the CALS Office of External Relations will select the three top photo submissions received by that date, giving special preference to:
- Photos of hard-to-find letters including B, F, G, L, R, S, U and Z.
- Clear, well-composed photos with a high degree of contrast between the letter and the background.
- Photos that have a clear “CALS connection” of some kind.
View full rules for participation here.
Winners will be announced at the bottom of this eCALS post, and through CALS’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 262-3636.
WEEK #1 WINNERS (August 8):
WEEK #2 WINNERS (August 15):
WEEK #3 WINNERS (August 22):
WEEK #4 WINNERS (Aug 29):