Ben Wronkoski's untitled photo

Ben Wronkoski ’11 Wins Pine Lake Prize for Photo

May 11, 2011

Winners in the seventh annual Pine Lake Prize photo competition were announced at the opening for the Pine Lake Prize photo show, held May 5, 2011 in the Robertson Lodge Gallery at Pine Lake.

Ben Wronkoski '11 was awarded the 2011 Pine Lake Prize for Outstanding Nature Photography for an untitled photo of the Hemlock Swamp at Pine Lake. Wronkoski is now a two-time Pine Lake Prize winner, having previously been awarded the prize in 2009.

Alyssa Pearson '12 was awarded second prize for an untitled photo. Pearson also is a previous Pine Lake photo contest winner, having been awarded first prize in the Fall 2010 Consumption campus theme photo contest.

Victoria Halsted '13 was awarded third prize for her photo "Twisted Ice."

Alyssa Pearson's untitled second-place photo Honorable mentions also were awarded to Danielle Shaw '11 for "Nature's Natural Window," and to Pearson and Wronkoski for untitled photos.

Serving as judges for the competition were local photographer and artist Charles Bremer, Coordinator of Pine Lake Residency and Director of the Awakening Program Seth Lucas '10, and Dan Morse '97, coordinator of sustainability programs for the Pine Lake Institute of Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

The photo contest was organized by Morse, Professor of Art and Arkell Hall Foundation Chair of the Arts Katharine Kreisher, and Ashley Rombough '10, academic intern in the Department of Art and Art History.

The 2011 Pine Lake Prize photo show will be on display in the Robertson Lodge Gallery at Pine Lake through late fall 2011. The contest and show were made possible with support from the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Pine Lake student fee.

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