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2017 UPAA Awards

BYU Photo

Story by BYU June 19th, 2017

Nate Edwards Named Photographer of the Year

At the annual Symposium of the University Photographer’s Association of America, BYU’s Nate Edwards was named the 2017 National Photographer of the Year. This is Nate’s first POY award and it makes him the third BYU photographer to receive this honor. Five of his six prints placed in the Annual Print Competition and Nate also won the top award in the Monthly Image Competition.
Click on the following photos to learn more about each of the awards.
1st Place - Features and Illustrations - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo
2nd Place - People and Portraits - Joel Campbell - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo
2nd Place - Sports Feature - Ben Patch - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo
2nd Place - Sports Action - Moroni Laulu-Pututau - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo
3rd Place - Sports Features and Illustrations - BYU Football Poster Shoot - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo
1st Place - Nikon Shootout - Solitude on the Palouse - near Moscow, Idaho - Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo

Jaren Wilkey

BYU Photographer Jaren Wilkey also placed 5 prints in the Annual Print Competition, including three 1st place honors in the News, People & Portraits and Science & Research categories.
1st Place - People and Portraits - Cougarettes Poster Shoot - Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
1st Place - News - True Blue Foam Homecoming Activity - Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
1st Place - Science and Research - Brooks Britt with the Moabosaurus - Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
2nd Place in Features and Illustrations - The Matador - BYU Dance In Concert Poster - Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU
Honorable Mention - Science and Research - Professor Byron Adams - Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
Footnote: Photos by Nate Edwards and Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo
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