Archive for February, 2012

2012 “Shoot Chicago” winners

February 21, 2012

Here are the winning photos from our annual “Shoot Chicago” photo contest, held this past weekend at the ICPA convention. Twenty student photographers completed the assignment: “Invisible Chicago.” Our judges — veteran news photographers Chuck Berman and Steve Kagan — chose the following four shots as the winners.


First Place: Emily Mohney
The Leader, Elmhurst College

 High-school sweethearts Aaron Garcia and Ashley Hall take advantage of their Red Line commute from Air Force Academy High School to share a private moment before parting ways at Roosevelt and State.

Second Place: Tiela Halpin
Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College

“I’ve lived here my entire life and I didn’t know this was here,” says Jason Ortiz, 31, of Chicago, peering through the bars into the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum. “I feel there’s a lot of places like this that most Chicagoans just don’t see.”

Third Place: Ting Shen
Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College

Workers are seen in their office cubicles finishing up work for the day near Washington and Wells on Friday, Feb. 17. Chicago has a large, invisible workforce that goes mostly unnoticed by tourists every day.

Honorable Mention: Martha Warfel
Daily Vidette, Illinois State University

 Stephanie Hauber waits for the 72 North bus Friday afternoon. Hauber received flowers from a student earlier in the day.

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