Photo by: McKenzie Swanson

April 1, 2014 / 2014 Photo Contest

Get excited for this Student Life Photo Contest winner

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The final winner in our 2014 Photo Contest comes in the Student Life category, another group that saw a ton of outstanding entries.

Congratulations to McKenzie Swanson from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan., for her candid shot from the school’s Lancer Day parade.

Here’s McKenzie’s description, “Right before Lancer Day ends, the senior class is awarded best float in the Lancer Day Parade.  The theme for the senior float was America.” Great reaction shot!

McKenzie wins a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party for the yearbook staff.

Winners were selected by a committee of judges based on the following criteria: quality of photo (25%), appropriateness to category (10%), photography rules followed (25%), creativity demonstrated (15%) and viral nature as determined by the number of Likes (25%) on Facebook.



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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.