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Photography Awards 2007-8

Maharishi School Wins 6 Congressional Art/Photography Awards 2008

Maharishi School won six awards out of seven in the 26th Congressional Arts Competition for 2008, “An Artistic Discovery,” hosted by Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa. The judging took place on April 12 at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. There was a reception afterwards, with Congressman Loebsack announcing the winners and meeting the teachers from the schools represented. There were 146 pieces entered from the 2nd District of Iowa.

The first-place winning work will be hung in the “Cannon Tunnel Gallery” of the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. representing Iowa for one year. Elysia Belilove has won three round-trip Southwest Airline tickets from Chicago to Washington, D.C. for her reception with Congressman Loebsack along with all of the other congressmen and their students to hang the new winning entries for this year in the Cannon Tunnel Gallery.

The Maharishi School winners are:
1st Place Award: ELYSIA BELILOVE, Grade 9, “Foot Soles”-- Photography
Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman
3rd Place Award: CHOEY SHRECK, Grade 11, “Flow”-- Drawing
Teacher: Greg Thatcher
Honorable Mention Award: BENJI JONES, Grade 12, “Alleyway/India”-- Photography
Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman
Honorable Mention Award: HAGEN RAINBOW, Grade 12, “Mark Rainbow”-- Photography
Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman
Honorable Mention Award: DODIE PAIGE THIEL, Grade 9, “Girl/Train"-- Photography
Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman
Honorable Mention Award: SOTHEA SHRECK, Grade 12, “India Woman”-- Photography
Teacher: Carolyn L. Waksman

The Honorable Mentions will be hung in the Iowa District Offices of Congressman Dave Loebsack, representing Maharishi School for one year. “An Artistic Discovery” was created in an effort to recognize the creative talents of young Americans. All 50 states have artwork displayed in the “Cannon Tunnel Gallery.” Elysia’s photograph will be joining them, as well as one artwork from each of the congressional districts in Iowa. This is the 26th year if the contest, with students from all 435 congressional districts nationwide creating work for the theme “An Artistic Discovery.”

Congratulations to all! See Photos

2008 Superconference Art Show

Maharishi Upper School students came away with 13 art and photography awards, out of 15 entered at the 2008 Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Show in Mt. Pleasant. Five of the awards were 1st places. The conference was held on April 8 at Iowa Wesleyan College. The students entered their work into the contest and participated in workshops taught by professionals in their fields. It is a great opportunity for the students to learn new skills by participating in the workshops and to show their work by entering the contest. The Maharishi Upper School Photography teacher is Mrs. Carolyn L. Waksman and the Maharishi Middle and Upper School Art teacher is Mr. Greg Thatcher.

The winners are:

1st Place-CAMILLE MOREHEAD, Grade 12, “Plastic Mask”-- Photography

2nd Place-BENJI JONES, Grade 12, “Painted Girl”-- Photography

3rd Place- DOMINIC RABALAIS, Grade 12, “Untitled”-- Photography

Honorable Mention-MOLLIE CUTLER, Grade 11, “Mask”-- Photography

Honorable Mention-MIRE MOORE, Grade 11, “Emily”-- Photography

1st Place Photography (Multiple Image)-ELLORA HANS-PRICE, Grade 12, “Sheila”-- Judges Category

1st Place- SOPHIA BLITZ, Grade 10, “Dancer”--Computer Generated

2nd Place- SAM ARSANJANI, Grade 9, “Untitled”--Computer Generated

1st Place- SAM JOHNSON, Grade 12, “Untitled”--Painting

2nd Place-GABRIELLE HATHAWAY, Grade 10, “Untitled”--Painting

Honorable Mention-KENZIE WACKNOV, Grade 10, “Two-Faced”--Achromatic Drawing

1st Place-GABRIELLE LAMAUREUX, Grade 10, “Tree”--Mixed Media

3rd Place-DOMINIC RABALAIS, Grade 12, “Untitled”--Mixed Media

 

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Maharishi Upper School Students Win Seven National Awards

Maharishi Upper School photography students came away with seven national awards at the 2007 Association of Texas Photography Teachers (ATPI) Fall Photography Contest. The contest took place on Saturday, November 3, in Arlington, Texas.  Many hours passed as the judges viewed over 2,988 prints from 59 high schools. The end result of the contest was 206 winners from 45 schools high schools nationwide.

“Entering this national contest is a great opportunity for the high school students to show their work and also helps to educate them about the field of photography,” says Carolyn L. Waksman, Maharishi Upper School Photography teacher.

The 2007 Maharishi School winners are:

1st Place: DEENA THIEL, Grade 11, “Untitled” -- Beginning Open

1st Place: DEENA THIEL, Grade 11, “Skateboard Jump!”-- Beginning Sports / Action

3rd Place: CAMILLE MOREHEAD, Grade 12, “Face”-- Beginning Open

3rd Place: MOLLIE CUTLER, Grade 11, “Phoebe in Blue”-- Beginning Portrait

1st Honorable Mention: DOMINIC RABALAIS, Grade 12, “Untitled #1”-- Advanced Open

Honorable Mention: MOLLIE CUTLER, Grade 11, “Portrait of Phoebe”-- Beginning Portrait

Honorable Mention: KENZIE WACKNOV, Grade 10, “Untitled”-- Beginning Open

 

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Maharishi School Students Win Four International Photography Awards

The Maharishi Middle and Upper School photography students have been honored with four international awards this year in the 2008 PIEA (Photo Imaging Education Association) International Photography Competition. The 2008 contest received 6,150 entries from 1,309 participants from 115 schools in nine countries!

Student and teacher winners come from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, India, South Africa, UK and the USA. Award winners and exhibitors share in the over $158,000 in valuable prizes sponsored by 81 generous PMA member companies and organizations from 4 countries. Prizes include film, digital cameras, memory cards, printers, tripods, scholarships, printing paper, photo accessories and more.

Entrants compete in nine categories by age group. Each category awards Grand, First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention and Exhibitor Awards.

The 2008 award winners for the Maharishi School are as follows:

2nd Place: DODIE PAIGE THIEL, Grade 9, “Purple Hat/Train” -- Grades 9 and Under-Single Image

Honorable Mention: SATYA GRIGGS, Grade 9, “Chains” -- Grades 9 and Under-Single Image

Exhibitor Award: EYLISA BELILOVE, Grade 9, “Foot Soles”-- Grades 9 and Under-Single Image

Exhibitor Award: JOSH POSNER, Grade 11, “Boy on Skateboard”-- Grades 10,11,12-Single Image

 

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Maharishi Upper School Wins Five National Awards

The results are in for the 2008 Texas A&M University-Commerce Third Floor Photographic Society National High School Shoot-Out. The contest now in its 26th year, was held during the ATPI Winter Conference in Arlington, Texas, on February 16. The annual contest is sponsored by the Third Floor Photographic Society at the University and is a student organization of the Photography Division. The Texas A&M Photography Program is widely recognized as the best photography program in the southwest.

There were 2,001 prints entered from 24 high schools across the nation. The judges were Jerry Jones, and Greg Kopriva. Both are commercial photographers and alumni of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Photography Program. The judges acknowledged the high quality of work entered. “The competition was incredible.” The level of design, composition and conceptualization involved in the imagery impressed the judges.

Maharishi Upper School Photography students won five national awards. The teacher was Mrs. Carolyn L. Waksman. 

The winning students are:

1st Place: OWEN BLAKE, Grade 12, “Pasha”-- 1st Year Color Photograph

2nd Place: CAMILLE MOREHEAD, Grade 12, “Mask”-- 1st Year Color Photograph

3rd Place: TYE HUGGINS, Grade 11, “Black Hand” -- 1st Year Color Photograph

Honorable Mention: OWEN BLAKE, Grade 12, “Mirrors”-- 1st Year Color Photograph

Honorable Mention: MOLLIE CUTLER, Grade 11, “Portrait of Phoebe”-- Open Color Photograph

 

Congratulations to all! See Photos

 

 

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