The Hartwick College Spring 2014 Pine Lake Photo Contest - Outstanding Nature Photography Exhibition Reception and Award Ceremony. Pictured are: Erin Toal, Anthony Mulé (second prize), Katharine Kreisher, Doug Zullo and Monique Quistorff (3rd prize). Missing from the image: Elizabeth Schantz (first prize). Image credit: Katharine Kreisher.

Pine Lake Photo Contest Winners Named

May 6, 2014

Winners in the spring 2014 Pine Lake outstanding nature photography contest were announced on Saturday, May 3 in the Vaudevillian at Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

Thirty photos were submitted for review this season. The following students were awarded prizes based on careful consideration and selection by judges from all images submitted:

  • Elizabeth Schantz '15, first place, 'Hide and Seek 2014'
  • Anthony Mule '14, second place, 'Nest 2014'
  • Monique Quistorff '15, third place, 'In the Rain 2014'

Honorable mentions from the event included: Nicholas Hills '15 for 'Pine Lake Through a Buoy 2014', Elizabeth Schantz '15 for 'Thief 2014', Anthony Mule '14 for 'Solitude 2014', and Michelle O' Dell '14 for 'Overlooking, Overlooked 2013'.

Coordinator of Challenge Education and Pine Lake Residency and Interim Director of Pine Lake Erin Toal, Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher and Laura Boissy, academic intern for the Department of Art and Art History, organized the show. Serving as judges for the competition were Associate Professor of Art and Art History Dr. Douglas Zullo, Art Department Technical Assistant Annie Gohde, and Media Services Assistant Sean Taylor.  

The photo show will be on display in the Vaudevillian at Pine Lake through the fall of 2014. 

For more information please contact Toal at 607-431-4547 or

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