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MATC Students Fare Well in Wisconsin News Photographers Association 2013 Student Pictures of the Year Competition

April 28, 2014 

Milwaukee Area Technical College students fared well in the annual Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s Student Pictures of the Year Competition. MATC students captured five first-place finishes and three students finished among the top five points earners.

Galleries of each category can be viewed at this link.

For more information about MATC’s photography associate degree program, visit this link.

Feature (44 entries)
1st – Rich Dreke, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Mudshow 
Judges’ notes: “We had an instant reaction from the first place image; it needed no explanation.”

General News (20 entries)
2nd – Darin Dubinsky, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Day of the Dead
HM – Darin Dubinsky, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Speak It

Illustration (56 entries)
1st – Seth Franklin, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Playing
2nd – Seth Franklin, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Music
3rd – Mark Wahl, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Rebel
HM – Agapito Valdez, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Strawberry 
HM – Andrea “Dre” L. Hudson, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Block
HM – Andrea “Dre” L. Hudson, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Slither
HM – Shelby Chmielewski, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Sides of Me 
Judges’ notes: “The Lego shot was brilliantly simple. The photographer spent a lot of time setting up the shot, and really kept the focus on “concept” as the category dictates.”

Pictorial (35 entries) 
1st – Anna Sparks, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Waiting
3rd – Seth Franklin, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Loving Hands
HM – Andrea “Dre” L. Hudson, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Pastels of Leadville 
Judges’ notes: “First place showed a clear intent and great layering through the shadows, glass, and crowd with a fresh perspective being on the inside of the building before everyone comes in.”

Portrait/Personality (42 entries)
1st – Rich Dreke, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Greg
2nd – Anna Sparks, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Couple 
3rd – Rich Dreke, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Ryan
HM – Andrea “Dre” L. Hudson, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Mildred
HM – Yevgeniya Troitskaya, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Meet Kelsey 
Judges’ notes: “First place was immediately obvious to us as a winner with a great illustration of the subject’s personality and a unique juxtaposition of the puffing cigarette and the drip IV bag.”

Sports Feature (6 entries)
HM – Lauren Wylie, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Slackline 
Judges’ notes: “Credit goes to the photographer in the honorable mention image for shooting something different with slacklining and breaking away from the “traditional sports” and shooting it in a unique way.”

Spot News (7 entries)
3rd – Seth Franklin, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Fire

Feature Picture Story (8 entries) 
HM – Shelby Chmielewski, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Grandpa

News Picture Story (3 entries) 
1st – Anna Sparks, Milwaukee Area Technical College – New Citizens
3rd – Darin Dubinsky, Milwaukee Area Technical College – Sikh Temple Vigil
Judges’ notes: “1st Place had the best coverage of the event, as the category dictated, with strong emotional responses and good variation in the angles.”

Overall Points
2nd - Anna Sparks - 110 points
5th (tie) - Rich Dreke and Seth Franklin - 70 points