Week 13 Picture of the Week

The winners of the week 13 Picture of the Week were Emily Kask and Bryan Bennett with an honorable mention going to Meg Oliphant. Congratulations to all three of you!

 

Kolton Montague, right, 5, jumps on a trampoline in the backyard of his home in Avon, N.Y., with his  siblings Kellan, top, and Kaelyn, left, both 2, on Nov. 16, 2014.

Kolton Montague, right, 5, jumps on a trampoline in the backyard of his home in Avon, N.Y., with his siblings Kellan, top, and Kaelyn, left, both 2, on Nov. 16, 2014.

Captains of Ithaca and Cortland football teams  watch the coin toss before the football game on November 15, 2014.

Captains of Ithaca and Cortland football teams watch the coin toss before the football game on November 15, 2014.

Sara Taylor mounts Cora, the horse she is taking care of while her owner is in the process of moving, at Wehle Farms, on November 16th, 2014.

Sara Taylor mounts Cora, the horse she is taking care of while her owner is in the process of moving, at Wehle Farms, on November 16th, 2014.

Week 11 Picture of the Week

Week Eleven’s POTW first place winner is Jaclyn Molloy and second place goes to Jessica Plance. Congratulations to both of you!

 

First Place:

1st: Matthew Pronko assists Daniel Lim in firing off their slingshot during the Pumpkin Chunkin’ with their teammate Adam Pries on October 18, 2014. Students, family, and friends attend Pumpkin Chunkin', an event where Mechanical Engineers create slingshots to launch pumpkins. The event took place at Rochester Institute of Technology during RIT's Brick City Weekend on October 18, 2014.

Matthew Pronko assists Daniel Lim in firing off their slingshot during the Pumpkin Chunkin’ with their teammate Adam Pries on October 18, 2014. Students, family, and friends attend Pumpkin Chunkin’, an event where Mechanical Engineers create slingshots to launch pumpkins. The event took place at Rochester Institute of Technology during RIT’s Brick City Weekend on October 18, 2014.

Second Place:

Laura Poulette embraces her son, Isaac Deaver, before leaving him at his grandmother's home for formal home-schooling.

Laura Poulette embraces her son, Isaac Deaver, before leaving him at his grandmother’s home for formal home-schooling.

Picture of the Week 9-26-14

Congratulations to Jessica Plance for winning first place for POTW.

Andi (cq) chants and plays a drum on a stick during the People's Climate March in New York City, N.Y. , Sep. 21, 2014.  400,000 people from around the world gathered. to stand up against climate change

Andi (cq) chants and plays a drum on a stick during the People’s Climate March in New York City, N.Y. , Sep. 21, 2014. 400,000 people from around the world gathered. to stand up against climate change

Second Place: Bryan Bennett

Members of Delta Phi Epsilon celebrate after winning the womens bracket at Mud Tug XIX on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mud Tug is an annual event hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, N.Y.

Members of Delta Phi Epsilon celebrate after winning the womens bracket at Mud Tug XIX on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mud Tug is an annual event hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, N.Y.

Third Place: Maridelis Morales

Maris Breaton waits for her turn to model in the From the Ground Fashion Show, on September 12, 2014 in Highland Falls Garage in Rocheste, N.Y.

Maris Breaton waits for her turn to model in the From the Ground Fashion Show, on September 12, 2014 in Highland Falls Garage in Rocheste, N.Y.

 

Tied for Honorable Mention: Bryan Bennett and Emily Kask

Rochester Institute of Technology Rugby players participate in Mud Tug XIX on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mud Tug is an annual event hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester Institute of Technology Rugby players participate in Mud Tug XIX on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mud Tug is an annual event hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, N.Y.

Marilyn McKenny is thrown from her horse, "Galeton Bay", over the third jump of a triple line combination during her trip on course in the Low Adult Jumper division at the Devon Fall Classic in Devon, P.A., on Sept. 12, 2014. McKenny was immediately disqualified from the competition after her fall.

Marilyn McKenny is thrown from her horse, “Galeton Bay”, over the third jump of a triple line combination during her trip on course in the Low Adult Jumper division at the Devon Fall Classic in Devon, P.A., on Sept. 12, 2014. McKenny was immediately disqualified from the competition after her fall.

Picture of the Week 9-12-14

Congratulations to Jessica Plance for winning First place for POTW and Tom Brenner for winning second place and honorable mention!

First Place:

Wheeler Law leans his head back into a water fall to cool off. Groups gathered at Grimes Glen in Napels, NY on September 5th, 2014, when temperatures reached a high of 92 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wheeler Law leans his head back into a water fall to cool off. Groups gathered at Grimes Glen in Napels, NY on September 5th, 2014, when temperatures reached a high of 92 degrees Fahrenheit.

Second Place

Kelly Melzer, left, is yelled at by her mother, Katy, right, after Kelly had a screaming tantrum on the fairgrounds, on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at The Great New York State Fair in Solvay, N.Y.

Kelly Melzer, left, is yelled at by her mother, Katy, right, after Kelly had a screaming tantrum on the fairgrounds, on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at The Great New York State Fair in Solvay, N.Y.

 

Honorable Mention:

From left to right: Laura Dell, Michelle Shaud, and Laura Haney use q-tips to feed nectar to various types of butterflies, inside the Butterfly Walkthrough-exhibit, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 during The Great New York State Fair in Solvay, N.Y.

From left to right: Laura Dell, Michelle Shaud, and Laura Haney use q-tips to feed nectar to various types of butterflies, inside the Butterfly Walkthrough-exhibit, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 during The Great New York State Fair in Solvay, N.Y.

Picture of the Summer 2014, August 29, 2014

Congratulations to Emily Kask for winning First and Second place and Tom Brenner for winning third place.

Kayti Stadler, 28, lead vocalist with Key West Express and Lucky Dog, sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa., on June 26, 2014.

Kayti Stadler, 28, lead vocalist with Key West Express and Lucky Dog, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa., on June 26, 2014.

 

Pfeiffer-Burleigh School seventh-grader Quintyn Rogers, 13, volunteers for a methane bubbles experiment during Chemistry Day at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie on May 29. About 25 chemistry teachers and students from Collegiate hosted the annual event to teach chemistry through hands-on demonstrations and experiments to about 120 seventh graders from six city schools. EMILY KASK/

Pfeiffer-Burleigh School seventh-grader Quintyn Rogers, 13, volunteers for a methane bubbles experiment during Chemistry Day at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie on May 29. About 25 chemistry teachers and students from Collegiate hosted the annual event to teach chemistry through hands-on demonstrations and experiments to about 120 seventh graders from six city schools. EMILY KASK/

 

Pilot Brooke Owen inflates his balloon using propane during the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Balloon Glow Show in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on Friday, June 20, 2014. Owen was among several other balloons that participated in the presentation.  (Tom Brenner/ Special to the Times Union)

Pilot Brooke Owen inflates his balloon using propane during the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Balloon Glow Show in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on Friday, June 20, 2014. Owen was among several other balloons that participated in the presentation. (Tom Brenner/ Special to the Times Union)

 

Honorable Mentions:

Photos of Week Thirteen 5/2/14

Congratulations to Tom Brenner for placing First and to David Falconieri for placing second!

Rochester Institute of Technology student Sachin Gawande (cq) gets soaked by a garden hose during the Indian Holi Festival of Color on April 26, 2014 in Henrietta, New York.

Rochester Institute of Technology student Sachin Gawande (cq) gets soaked by a garden hose during the Indian Holi Festival of Color on April 26, 2014 in Henrietta, New York. Photo by Tom Brenner

JBain DaStar (Center), of Rochester, NY, performs with group members Ricardo Murray (Left), of Rochester, NY, and Marcus Montreal (Right), of Rochester, NY, at the Thirsty Frog, in Irondequoit, NY, on April 28, 2014.  They are members of New Tren Gang, an aspiring hip-hop group founded in Rochester, NY, and this was their second live performance. Photo by David Falconieri

JBain DaStar (Center), of Rochester, NY, performs with group members Ricardo Murray (Left), of Rochester, NY, and Marcus Montreal (Right), of Rochester, NY, at the Thirsty Frog, in Irondequoit, NY, on April 28, 2014. They are members of New Tren Gang, an aspiring hip-hop group founded in Rochester, NY, and this was their second live performance. Photo by David Falconieri

Honorable Mentions:

Photos of Week Twelve 4/25/14

Congratulations to Josh Barber for winning First and Second Place this week!

Ashleigh Caruso gets a hit to face during a game against the RPI Engineers at the RIT Turf Field on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Josh Barber/RIT Sports Information)

Ashleigh Caruso gets a hit to face during a game against the RPI Engineers at the RIT Turf Field on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Josh Barber/RIT Sports Information)

Aaron Tompkins of the Saint Lawrence Saints competes in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase during the 2014 Liberty League Track and Field Championship at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)

Aaron Tompkins of the Saint Lawrence Saints competes in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase during the 2014 Liberty League Track and Field Championship at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)

 

Honorable Mentions:

Multimedia Category – 2014 What We Do

A multimedia piece is defined as “a  story or essay that reflects the human experience, celebrates life, or chronicles a cultural trend, or an important social, economic, or political issue.”

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions! Click on the link to view the story.

First Place, Niki Walker

Redefining Family from Niki Walker on Vimeo.

 

Second Place, Zack DeClerck

Bradley from Zack DeClerck on Vimeo.

 

Third Place, Evan Ortiz

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Honorable Mentions:

Bull of Black Mountain from Joe Philipson on Vimeo.

 

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2014 What We Do Winners

The 2014 What We Do photojournalism competition and exhibition was judged on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Frank E. Gannett Hall on the RIT campus. The judges were selected by the RIT NPPA from a pool of alumni who have distinguished themselves in the photojournalism industry. The 2014 What We Do judges were Max Schulte, a Buffalo native, who has worked at the Democrat and Chronicle for 15 years, Edmund Fountain, a New Orleans based freelancer and Seth Gitner, an assistant professor in the Newspaper and Online Journalism department at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

The competition is produced and sponsored by the RIT NPPA and the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences; prizes have been sponsored by The Gitner Family, Nikon Professional Services and White House News Photographers Association.

Winning work will be on displayed in the Dyer Gallery at NTID. The awards reception will be held April 25, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The Gitner Family Award for Photojournalism

Portfolio – Niki Walker

http://www.nikiwalkerphotography.com

The Nikon Award Portfolio

Best Portfolio – Evan Ortiz

http://www.evanmatthewortiz.com

Picture Story

First Place – Joe Philipson

www.joephilipson.com

Second Place – Sarah Ann Jump

Third Place – Evan Ortiz

Honorable Mention – Zack DeClerck

Honorable Mention – Sarah Ann Jump

Feature

First Place – Emily Kask

Sister Grace Miller, right, calls residents "Handyman", left, and Elena, center, into her office to resolve a dispute on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Handyman was intoxicated and referred to Elena, who has breast cancer, as a "cancerous bitch."

Sister Grace Miller, right, calls residents “Handyman”, left, and Elena, center, into her office to resolve a dispute on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Handyman was intoxicated and referred to Elena, who has breast cancer, as a “cancerous bitch.”

Second Place – Niki Walker

In the middle of teaching a lesson on December 5, 2013, Zakaria L. [last name withheld], 11, embraces Rebecca Zacherl (CQ.) According to Pearson, an international education company, teachers who add value to the classroom experience are crucial for student success, both academically and socially.

In the middle of teaching a lesson on December 5, 2013, Zakaria L. [last name withheld], 11, embraces Rebecca Zacherl (CQ.) According to Pearson, an international education company, teachers who add value to the classroom experience are crucial for student success, both academically and socially.

Third Place – Evan Ortiz

Hannah Kanik, 20, checks her phone while her girlfriend, Courtney DiStasio, 20, looks out the window when they wake up in the morning. Courtney and Hannah’s relationship have been both affirming to one another, but Hannah’s turbulent lifestyle leaves Courtney drained sometimes.

Hannah Kanik, 20, checks her phone while her girlfriend, Courtney DiStasio, 20, looks out the window when they wake up in the morning. Courtney and Hannah’s relationship have been both affirming to one another, but Hannah’s turbulent lifestyle leaves Courtney drained sometimes.

Honorable Mentions – Tom Brenner, Evan Ortiz

News

First Place – Zack DeClerck

Pregnant woman involved in a four-car accident on South Avenue, Rochester, NY on July 31, 2013. Paramedics secure her to a stretcher. Photo by Zack DeClerk

Pregnant woman involved in a four-car accident on South Avenue, Rochester, NY on July 31, 2013. Paramedics secure her to a stretcher. Photo by Zack DeClerk

Second Place – Tom Brenner

A young plunger belly flops into icy water during the Rochester Polar Bear Plunge at Charlotte Beach in Rochester, New York on February 9, 2014. Photo by Tom Brenner

A young plunger belly flops into icy water during the Rochester Polar Bear Plunge at Charlotte Beach in Rochester, New York on February 9, 2014. Photo by Tom Brenner

Third Place – Rugile Kaladyte

A young woman outside her home reacts to Lieutenant Eric Paul and his officers arresting two men suspected of carrying a weapon on Nov. 19, 2013, in Rochester, N.Y. The two individuals were released immediately after it was determined that they were not who the police were looking for. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

A young woman outside her home reacts to Lieutenant Eric Paul and his officers arresting two men suspected of carrying a weapon on Nov. 19, 2013, in Rochester, N.Y. The two individuals were released immediately after it was determined that they were not who the police were looking for. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

Honorable Mention – Dan Witkowski

The last day of the New York State Fair on September 2nd, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Dan Witkowski

The last day of the New York State Fair on September 2nd, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Dan Witkowski

Sports Action

First Place – Rugile Kaladyte

Gerald Visconti of the OCFCU Cycling Project takes a spill into a mud puddle during the Masters Men 40+ at the Cobb's Hill cyclocross race at Cobb's Hill Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Cyclocross consists of many laps in which cyclists ride over pavement, grass, steep hills, and obstacles in which they quickly dismount and navigate the obstruction. "They changed the course last minute, I went right into the water. Whoosh!" said Visconti. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

Gerald Visconti of the OCFCU Cycling Project takes a spill into a mud puddle during the Masters Men 40+ at the Cobb’s Hill cyclocross race at Cobb’s Hill Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Cyclocross consists of many laps in which cyclists ride over pavement, grass, steep hills, and obstacles in which they quickly dismount and navigate the obstruction. “They changed the course last minute, I went right into the water. Whoosh!” said Visconti. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

Second Place – Tom Brenner

Rochester Institute of Technology co-captain Ben Lynch-#15 scores a goal against University of Michigan during the Brick City Homecoming game on October 12, 2014 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Photo by Tom Brenner

Rochester Institute of Technology co-captain Ben Lynch-#15 scores a goal against University of Michigan during the Brick City Homecoming game on October 12, 2014 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Photo by Tom Brenner

Third Place – Flannery Allison

Kurt Spiegel a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology bangs heads with Gabriel Kilongo a junior at Bard College during a MenÍs soccer game between RIT and Bard College in Henrietta, New York on October 4, 2013, which ended with a final score of 4-0 RIT. Photo by Flannery Allison

Kurt Spiegel a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology bangs heads with Gabriel Kilongo a junior at Bard College during a MenÍs soccer game between RIT and Bard College in Henrietta, New York on October 4, 2013, which ended with a final score of 4-0 RIT. Photo by Flannery Allison

Honorable Mention – Josh Barber

Lasan Kromah #20 of the Conneticut Huskies and Langston Galloway #10 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks collide during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships at First Niagara Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y. Photo by Josh Barber

Lasan Kromah #20 of the Conneticut Huskies and Langston Galloway #10 of the Saint Joseph’s Hawks collide during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships at First Niagara Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y. Photo by Josh Barber

Sports Feature

First Place – Niki Walker

Jennifer Holfeltz, 40, rests following a 13-hour day of varsity cheerleading in Buffalo, NY, on March 1, 2014. Three of her daughters cheer competitively. "They eat, breathe, and sleep this," she commented. Photo by Niki Walker

Jennifer Holfeltz, 40, rests following a 13-hour day of varsity cheerleading in Buffalo, NY, on March 1, 2014. Three of her daughters cheer competitively. “They eat, breathe, and sleep this,” she commented. Photo by Niki Walker

Second Place – Emily Kask

Binnington and Mother

Third Place – Josh Barber

The RIT men's cross country team cheers before the University of Rochester Invitational cross country meet at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Photo by Josh Barber

The RIT men’s cross country team cheers before the University of Rochester Invitational cross country meet at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Photo by Josh Barber

Honorable Mention – Rugile Kaladyte

Heather Colby of the Fredonia State Blue Devils rests by the side of the pool after a dive in competition during the 2014 NCAA Division III Diving Regional for Region 4 at Judson Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. Colby finished 10th in the 1-meter competition. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

Heather Colby of the Fredonia State Blue Devils rests by the side of the pool after a dive in competition during the 2014 NCAA Division III Diving Regional for Region 4 at Judson Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. Colby finished 10th in the 1-meter competition. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte

Honorable Mention – Emily Kask

Members of RIT Tigers women's hockey team dance to Pitbull's "Timber" after winning the CHA Championship at Mercyhurst Ice Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Erie, Pa. Photo by Josh Barber

Members of RIT Tigers women’s hockey team dance to Pitbull’s “Timber” after winning the CHA Championship at Mercyhurst Ice Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Erie, Pa.

Portrait/Illustration

First Place – Zack DeClerck

"My son is ashamed of me because I'm a drunk... You Can't Blame him really.. I'm not a bad person though." Bradley Loce, 56, is a life long resident of Rochester, NY, where he currently resides at the Dorothy Day House. Bradley has suffered from alcoholism since his early teens and has struggled with chronic homelessness. The Dorothy Day House has been in place since 2012, providing a housing first solution for people that are on the streets. Photo by Zack DeClerk

“My son is ashamed of me because I’m a drunk… You Can’t Blame him really.. I’m not a bad person though.”
Bradley Loce, 56, is a life long resident of Rochester, NY, where he currently resides at the Dorothy Day House. Bradley has suffered from alcoholism since his early teens and has struggled with chronic homelessness. The Dorothy Day House has been in place since 2012, providing a housing first solution for people that are on the streets. Photo by Zack DeClerk

Second Place – Josh Barber

Ben Lynch #15 of the RIT Tigers men's hockey team and Celeste Brown #24 of the RIT Tigers women's hockey team pose for a portrait at Rochester Institute of Technology on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in Henrietta, N.Y. Photo by Josh Barber

Ben Lynch #15 of the RIT Tigers men’s hockey team and Celeste Brown #24 of the RIT Tigers women’s hockey team pose for a portrait at Rochester Institute of Technology on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in Henrietta, N.Y. Photo by Josh Barber

Third Place – Matt Burkhartt

12 year old Logan French of Canandaigua poses for a portrait on his bike at the Farmington Town Park during the Farmington 4th of July celebration July 3, 2013. Photo by Matt Burkhartt

12 year old Logan French of Canandaigua poses for a portrait on his bike at the Farmington Town Park during the Farmington 4th of July celebration July 3, 2013. Photo by Matt Burkhartt

Honorable Mentions – Sarah Ann Jump

Multimedia

First Place, Niki Walker

Redefining Family from Niki Walker on Vimeo.

 

Second Place, Zack DeClerck

Bradley from Zack DeClerck on Vimeo.

 

Third Place, Evan Ortiz

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Honorable Mentions:

Bull of Black Mountain from Joe Philipson on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Portfolio Category – 2014 What We Do

Congratulations to Niki Walker for winning the Gitner Family Award for Photojournalism and to Evan Ortiz for winning The Nikon Award Portfolio

Gitner Family Award for Photojournalism

Niki Walker’s winning portfolio:

nikiwalkerphotography.com

The Nikon Award Portfolio

Evan Ortiz’s winning portfolio:

www.evanmatthewortiz.com

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