Photo of the Day Contest winners announced

An image of the campus' autumn beauty won the "People's Choice" award in Gettysburg College's third annual Photo of the Day contest.

Ashleigh Zicker '13 submitted the winning image, which received 299 of 728 votes cast in an online poll. "I took this picture in the fall of 2010, after my last class of the day," she said. "The leaves were beginning to change color and fall to the ground, and as I walked across campus I tried to capture the tranquil feeling and transcendental beauty of Penn Hall." Zicker, who took third place in last year's contest, won a $250 gift card to the College Bookstore.

The same prize was presented to Lyndsie Guy '12, who won the "Editors Choice" award. She took her winning image while working as a Heston intern during the summer of 2010. Guy was an English teacher at a primary school in Nakayiba, Uganda, where one of her students paused to gather her thoughts while working on a creative writing assignment. "I'm honored to be chosen for this award," said Guy. "I enjoy photography, but never considered myself anything other than an amateur; I guess this goes to show that if you're passionate about your hobbies, good things can come your way."

Coming in second in the People's Choice poll, and given "honorable mention" status by the editors, was an image of Ted Broderick '12 scuba diving near a sunken Moai off the coast of Chile's Easter Island.

Lyndsie Guy ’12 won the “Editors Choice” awardJonathan '00 And Heather (Brown) Gibson '00 submitted a black and white image of cloud formations over Glatfelter Hall, which took third place in the contest.

Allison Brandt '13 came in fourth place. She captured the incredible view from the Alcazár castle of Segovia, Spain, which inspired Walt Disney's famous castle.

While on tour with the Gettysburg College Choir in Nicaragua, Jenny Carrington '12 captured a Nicaraguan dancer wearing a stunning dress at Las Tias. Her image came in fifth.

View the ten finalist images with captions.

Seventy contestants submitted images. Ten images were selected as finalists by the College's magazine and website editors. Finalists were announced on the College's homepage and social media sites. An online poll determined the "People's Choice" award. A panel of experts on campus chose the "Editors Choice" award winner. The Office of Communications & Marketing and the College Bookstore co-sponsored the prize for each winner, a $250 gift card to the College Bookstore.

Submissions for Photo of the Day are welcome every day of the year and anyone is eligible to submit a photo. Email a jpeg attachment to with "Photo of the Day" in the subject line. Photos can be taken anywhere in the world, at any time past or present, as long as there is a connection to the Gettysburg College community. Visit and click on Photo of the Day to view today's image.

Lucy Marinova ’12 was the "People’s Choice" winner in 2010’s contestAn image of children at play in an African village, submitted by Lucy Marinova '12, was the People's Choice winner in 2010's contest. Marinova, Munya Choga '12, and Peace Corps volunteer Jen Lazuta '07, created a library in Bougounam, Burkina Faso, where Lazuta lives. The winning photo shows "three of the children from the village," Marinova wrote. "They play with tires and sticks because they don't have any toys." The Editors Award winner, Andrew Maturo '11, recorded a moment in a cafe on an island off the coast of Athens during the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble's Mediterranean Tour of 2008.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011




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