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Academy Photography Students Are Award Winners

The Academy of Art University is proud to announce that several of our current students are award winners:

Leica Camera/Jim Marshall Scholarship Contest
The first-ever Leica Camera/Jim Marshall Scholarship Photo Contest was designed to encourage and develop the artistic skills of college juniors and seniors with either a major or a minor in photography. Noted rock-and-roll photographer Jim Marshall and a panel of four other judges will evaluate images.

Academy student Pinar Ozger took first prize. Her award was a cash prize of $2,500 and a new Leica M6TTL.

CMYK Magazine Awards
The CMYK Awards are the brainchild of CMYK Magazine. The "Gold Pacifier" winners are chosen by "a nation of creatives, a potential 76,000 CMYK readers." One dozen of the world's creatives choose the best student work in advertising, design, illustration and photography from more than 20,000 pieces of print work over the calendar year.

Academy students Eva Kolenko and Siri Kaur were CMYK award winners for the Fall of 2005.

International Photo Awards 2005
The International Photo Awards is a contest for professional and amateur photographers, including digital photography and traditional photos.

At the 2005 awards, the following students took home awards:

  • Jennifer Richter took second place under the category "Bridges Architecture."
  • Natalie Franco garnered three honorable mentions for her photos "Sullivan" (Portrait category), "Raziye" (Lifestyle), and "Miletus Woman" (Portrait Fine Art). Her sister Nicole Franco won honorable mentions for "Morning Play" (People) and "Hands" (Series).
  • Christina McNeill was the winner of four honorable mentions for her photographs "Meet Uncle John," "Grandma's Vacuum," "Fork in the Road," and "Hot Shoes."
  • Apart from her previously-mentioned win in the Leica Camera/Jim Marshall Scholarship Contest, Pinar Ozger also was awarded Third Place in the People/Culture category and three additional honorable mentions in People & Culture Category at the International Photo Awards.

The Academy is proud of all of these award-winning students, and predicts many more awards in the future!

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