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Onward State Photo Competition: Beaver Stadium

You’ve undoubtedly seen one of our photographer’s beautiful photos come across your screen, remarked at it, perhaps even thought to yourself, “I can do better than that.” Well, believe it or not, we often say that to each other. It was during one of these moments that we thought of our weekly photography challenges — a friendly way to keep the staff sharp and competitive, and keep us working hard to produce the best photos we could. And then we thought, why don’t we let the #folks have a chance too?

Well now you do. Every two weeks throughout the semester, we will hold a photography contest between our staff photographers and you. Here’s how it will work: every two weeks an article will be published detailing what the competition will focus on. This week’s challenge is Beaver Stadium, but it will change from week to week. It might be Old Mainstagrams, perhaps the Arboretum, or even something as general as snow. It all depends on what is going on at any given time. Then, we will post an article hosting all acceptable photos, and you the people will get to vote on your winners.

The Challenge

This week’s challenge is Beaver Stadium, the home of the Nittany Lions and 107k of your closest friends.

With the Nittany Lions’ first football game quickly approaching, there’s no better way to kick this thing off than a challenge focusing on Pennsylvania’s greatest season of all time — football season.

The Process

Every week we will pick the top three and two runner-up photos based on your votes. You will have two weeks to submit and one week to vote. We will then tweet the photos throughout the week, allowing you to bask in the glory that is your winnings (Onward State photographers are bound by law to also favorite and retweet these photos, whether they want to or not).

Votes will be a combination of any votes from the final article that will be published in two weeks, and any shares and retweets photos get when posted to Facebook and Twitter. That means that if you want extra votes, tweet at us with your photo, post your photo on Facebook and tag us, and get your friends to retweet and share it. But now, the rules.

The Rules

  1. Submissions need to be your own.
  2. Photos must be taken since this contest was announced.
  3. Email submissions to [email protected]
  4. One submission per person.
  5. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below).

Send your best photo by Wednesday, September 9 at 10 a.m. to [email protected] with “STADIUM” in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameStadium.jpg naming convention. Feel free to include a description or story of the shot as well!

Be sure to tell your friends to vote, but they can only vote once (we’ll keep track).

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see your photos.

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About the Author

Jack Lukow

Former Visual Editor, best known for recording Sue Paterno dancing to “Shake it Off”. From Greencastle PA, a town with four traffic lights and a graduating class of 110, Jack’s main life goal is to make sure he never has to return to Greencastle again. A senior in Journalism, you can follow him on twitter (@jackslens), but I wouldn’t. If you think your event deserves video coverage, know someone or something that does, or maybe just want to chat, email him at [email protected] He loves that, and you seem cool.

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