Quad-Cities VPC Photographers Capture Fifth in National Photo Competition
MACOMB, IL – Sarah Ritter, Western Illinois University Visual Production Center manager, and Rachael Keating, VPC digital imaging specialist, each captured fifth place in the University Photographers’ Association of America (UPAA) Annual Photo Competition.
Ritter placed for her photo of WIU student and President of WIU’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club Brock Daley in the Sports Features & Illustration category, while Keating placed for her photo “Victory at the Finish Line,” featuring WIU Track & Field Student Athlete Kameron Morgan in the Sports Action category.
More than 300 images were submitted by university photographers from across the U.S. for the 2020 competition.
Earlier this year, Keating placed fourth in the Sports Features and Illustrations category for her image of WIU Leatherneck Football recruit Dylan Bunkel, while Ritter took second and third place honors in the Sports Features and Illustrations category for her images of Daley.
“George, Rachael and I love our jobs and do everything we can to represent the best of the best at WIU,” Ritter said. “It’s an honor showing off the University we love through our images. We look forward to school starting back this fall so we can continue to capture Western’s excellent people, programs and activities.”