The second annual Take Your Best Shot photo contest, sponsored by the Mercyhurst College Office of Marketing and Public Relations, saw double the entries, double the prize money and double the fun for those fortunate enough to judge the talent of the many photographers who set their lenses on the Mercyhurst landscape.
Senior Alison Fisher produced the “best shot” and took home a certificate of achievement and $200 for her efforts. Mercyhurst North East English instructor Mike Downing netted second place and $100, while freshman Daniel “Scoot” Williams took third prize and $50. Williams also earned an honorable mention as did Mercyhurst English Department Chair Dr. Jeff Roessner and former student Lori Altman of Pittsburgh.
The six winning photographs were selected from among 100 entries, nearly double the 56 images submitted in the inaugural contest.
Contest judges included Mercyhurst art director Steve Perkins, media relations manager Debbie Morton, publications manager Sue Corbran ’73, and graphic designer Jen Cassano, along with professional photographer Mike Priestap of Erie.
The winning photographs will be featured in a future issue of Mercyhurst Magazine, but for those who can’t wait, they will soon be on display in the Mercyhurst College Bookstore.