MIC Results

October 2014 Results

Best of Show

Pinwheel of Players

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

Best of show with 574 points.

The men's gymnastics team promotional poster, version two.

Sports Action

Late Rain Hit

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

First place with 539 points.

Jehu Chesson (86) gets hit by Gionni Paul (13) after play resumed from a 2.5 hour rain delay.

Focus

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

Second place with 529 points.

Reception from win over Texas

Game-winning goal

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Third place with 511 points.

The game-winning goal. Too bad it was the other guys who won.

Laying out

by Aaron Mayes (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Fourth place with 474 points.

UNLV's Devante Davis lays out for a long reception.

Warner sets UP

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

Fifth place with 471 points.

Carly Warner sets at Crisler Arena.

Sports Features & Illustrations

Birds Eye

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

First place with 547 points.

Savannah Ware serves for a poster shoot for the Women's Tennis Team.

Olympic Glory

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

First place with 547 points.

Action shots for athlete seeking the Olympic team

Chalk it up!

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

Second place with 521 points.

Senior Stacey Ervin is pumped up about a possible 3-peat for a men's gymnastics national championship.

Reaching for the Olympics

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

Third place with 508 points.

Olympic hopeful Miguel Ortiz competes in the freestyle and backstroke.

New Track

by Jon Hendricks (Valparaiso Unviersity)

Fourth place with 503 points.

A sprinter poses for a photo to illustrate the new Warren G. Hoger track on September 22nd. This photo was made with an aerial drone.

Touching Tribute

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Fifth place with 500 points.

It was our first game ever with the Buckeyes, and I climbed to the top of the stadium to get an overall photo of the opening kick-off. Just as I turned around to take in the view, the Ohio State band, always a good sport, formed our logo, though I'm not sure if they form an "M" for that school up north.

People & Portraits

Weight Coach

by Robert Jordan (University of Mississippi)

First place with 500 points.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Johnny Parker in the weight room with 2 of his 4 Super Bowl rings. In his impressive 34-year coaching career, Parker succeeded in taking three different teams to four Super Bowls. In 1994, he was honored by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society with the Super Bowl Achievement Award.

Oldest living alum

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Second place with 489 points.

Loren Reed at 109 years old is the oldest living Grinnell College alumni. Photographed in Columbia, Mo., Sept. 25, 2014

Maestro of Robotics

by Rob Felt (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Third place with 476 points.

Faculty member specializing in swarm robotics for the cover of a research magazine.

Political Science Prof

by Aaron Mayes (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Fourth place with 468 points.

Political Science Assistant Professor Rebecca Gill.

Laser Man

by Dani Machlis (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU))

Fifth place with 453 points.

Physicist, Dr. Eugene Frumker specializes in lasers. This was created in the studio with a combination of long exposure light painting and a narrow gridded rear curtain flash at the end of the 30 second exposure

Campus Environment

Sunset Football

by Robert Jordan (University of Mississippi)

First place with 482 points.

Perfect football weather at Vaught-Hemingway field.

Into the Light

by Phyllis Graber Jensen (Bates College)

Second place with 476 points.

Foliage and fog go hand in hand on an early fall morning as a student crosses campus.

Sunrise Messaging

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Third place with 474 points.

A beautiful sunrise in front of the JFSB.

Rotunda

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Fourth place with 437 points.

Rotunda of the Main Building.

Long Windows

by Andrew Tucker (University of Georgia)

Fourth place with 437 points.

Pharmacy students relax in between classes inside the lobby of the Pharmacy South Building.

Blue Room

by Chris Stacey (Macquarie University)

Fifth place with 434 points.

Students studying at the Blue Room at MUSE.

News and College Life

Sunrise Slide

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

First place with 495 points.

A student slides down the handrail to the JFSB for his early morning class.

DJ

by Chris Stacey (Macquarie University)

Second place with 450 points.

A DJ performing at the Conception Day music festival.

Cardboard Boat

by Sarah Bird (Michigan Technological University)

Second place with 450 points.

Homecoming adventures include racing boats made out of cardboard

BANDALOOP dance

by Jeff Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Third place with 447 points.

The aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP rehearses on the exterior wall of the Union Theater on Sept. 11, 2014. The renowned "vertical dance" group will be performing Sept. 12 and 13 as part of a weekend celebration of the renovation and reopening of the Memorial Union's west wing.

Sunset Study

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

Fourth place with 445 points.

Students silhouetted by the setting sun take in the view while getting some work done

Bubbles

by Ken Bennett (Wake Forest University)

Fifth place with 421 points.

Paige Horton ('14) blows bubbles at her booth on Emotional Wellbeing at the first university-wide Thrive event, aimed at promoting a wide range ogf wellbeing initiatives on campus.

General Features & Illustrations

Broken

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

First place with 537 points.

A professor who researches how we respond to disasters and the people's perception of that response, so that we can better understand how to help a community "pick up the pieces".

Flag Line

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

Second place with 532 points.

Illustration for Calendar

Strike

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Third place with 492 points.

Poster shoot with the Ballet Dance Team.

Appleginia

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Fourth place with 474 points.

One cover idea for our magazine on our university's research in helping to feed the future population growth. I photographed the apple, then peeled it and shot it again. Next I warped a silhouette of our state so it looks like it is wrapping around the apple, then made a mask with it and debossed the edges to give the skin some depth. I got the leaf from an apple tree at Lowes. And yes, we're an apple-growing state.

Baby's Health

by Glenn Carpenter (Moraine Valley Community College)

Fifth place with 445 points.

Shot to promote women's health month.

Science & Research

Food for Thought

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

First place with 497 points.

An illustration for a story on our university's research on how we are going to feed the growing world population.

Big-headed ant specimen

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Second place with 479 points.

Big-headed ants get their name from their soldier ants which are larger than other workers and have disproportionately sized heads. Entomology professor Andrew Suarez and postdoctoral researcher Bill Wills discovered that big-headed worker ants grow larger in the presence of other competitive ants.

Pig Larnyx

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Third place with 421 points.

Replica model of first artificial larynx implanted in swine created with a 3D printer.

Professor Phillip Taylor

by Chris Stacey (Macquarie University)

Fourth place with 416 points.

Professor Phillip Taylor at the Behavioural Biology Research Group's fruit fly breeding lab.

Glow In The Dark

by Sarah Bird (Michigan Technological University)

Fourth place with 416 points.

Testing the properties of glow sticks.

Grain Crop Pathogens

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Fifth place with 408 points.

Anthony Wenndt, '15 a Russian and Biology major, spent his summer working in a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in California studying grain crop pathogens.

Personal Vision

Intruder

by Joshua Yetman (St. George's University)

First place with 487 points.

A frangipani hornworm invited himself into my kitchen, so I took his photo.

Flock of Birds?

by Daryl Marshke (University of Michigan)

Second place with 479 points.

Fighter jets approaching Michigan stadium for an afternoon flyover,begin to turn on there

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