GV hosts fall photo contest on Facebook

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Fall at the Valley.

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GVL/ Rane Martin Fall at the Valley.

Briana Doolan

Do you have a favorite fall scene at Grand Valley State University?

No need to be a professional photographer: GVSU is hosting a fall photo contest on Facebook for all students, faculty and staff interested in sharing their favorite fall moments.

Leah Zuber, communications specialist in the GVSU News and Information office, worked with Dave Poortvliet, web manager for Institutional Marketing, to develop and implement the contest after noticing a trend while monitoring comments about GVSU on social media outlets.

“I noticed how many people were sharing photos and commenting on how nice campus looks in the fall,” Zuber said. “I thought it would be fun to leverage those comments and make a fun contest out of it.”

Zuber said the contest is designed to foster a sense of community through photography.

“The purpose of the photo contest is to encourage the campus community to share their favorite fall scenes on campus through photography,” she said. “I think photos are a great conversation starter, and discussion and interaction is what our Facebook page is all about.”

Those interested in participating should submit photos to GVSU’s Facebook page by Oct. 21.

Each photo must be at least 1,000 pixels for consideration.

A group of GVSU photographers will judge the photos and choose two winning photos to be featured on the university’s homepage and as its Facebook profile picture.

“They are all Grand Valley graduates and take many of the photos seen in marketing materials, on GVNow and in the Grand Valley Magazine,” Zuber said. “So they know the campus well.”

Zuber said the judges all work in the News and Information Services office. The judges are Bernadine Carey-Tucker, photography manager; Amanda Pitts, photographer; and Elizabeth Lienau, photography coordinator.

“We want this to be another way for the campus community to express their Laker pride,” Zuber said.

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