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Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM.
Know a college student who’s looking for a fun summer challenge? Have them grab their camera and start snapping! In conjunction with this year’s SteelDay, AISC is again sponsoring a Student Photo Contest as a way to involve students in the structural steel industry’s largest educational and networking event.
The photo contest is designed for students to capture photos that best pictorially celebrate the visual experience of steel, and is open to any student currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university.
To be eligible, students must submit a photograph and a completed application form, including a brief description of the photograph. The description can include information such as details regarding the photo subject, interesting elements in the photo and/or how the photo celebrates the visual experience of steel. There is no fee to enter and the number of complete submissions per student is unlimited.
Entries are due by Saturday, September 22, and the winners will be announced on SteelDay (Friday, September 28; check back here for a news post after SteelDay). One grand prize winner will receive a digital photo frame and be published in an upcoming issue of MSC. All winning submissions will be featured on modernsteel.com as our weekly “Steel Shots,” which are published each Friday.
To download the full rules and application form, visit www.aisc.org/photocontest, where you can also view all of last year’s winning photos.
And remember, students (and everyone else!) are encouraged to attend a free event on SteelDay! For more information and to find an event near you, visit www.SteelDay.org.
The winning photo in the 2011 AISC Student Photo Contest was taken by Krystal Brun, a senior civil engineering student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Brun captured this sunset at the south end of the Mackinac Bridge over Memorial Day weekend in 2010, the night before joining the other 596 runners in the 7th annual Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race on May 29 (click on the photo for a larger view).