First Place Winner Skye Porter

First Place Middle School Winner Skye Porter

InVision Announces Winners of First Morning Call Amateur Scholastic Digital Photography Contest

Facing more than 180 creative challengers, Dominic Assia, 15, of Liberty High School and Skye Porter, 13, of Palisades Middle School were selected as the first-place winners of The Morning Call’s inaugural Amateur Scholastic Digital Photography Contest as part of the 7th annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival taking place Nov. 4-6.

“This contest was one of our largest and most engaging photo submission contests at The Morning Call to date,” says DJ Cleaver, The Morning Call’s regional digital business development manager. “We received student photographs from 47 different schools and the public voting drew almost 2,500 votes. The Morning Call looks forward to partnering again on this now annual project.”

Open to students in the Greater Lehigh Valley ages 13-18, The Morning Call Scholastic Digital Photography Contest invited young people to submit their original portrait, action, land and cityscape photographs, with winners works’ featured in The Morning Call and displayed at the InVision Festival. The Scholastic Digital Photography Contest was made possible thanks to The Morning Call and Olympus America, as well as Dan’s Camera City, ArtsQuest and Image Archives.

The complete list of scholastic photo competition winners is:

High School
First Place: Dominic Assia, 15, of Liberty High School (10th grade)
Second Place: Mackenzie McGovern, 15, of Liberty High School (10th grade)
Third Place: Priya Gupta, 14, Homeschooled (9th grade)
People’s Choice: Brandon Graser, 16, of Liberty High School (11th)

Middle School
First Place: Skye Porter, 13, of Palisades Middle School (8th grade)
Second Place: Jessica Hunt, 13, of Northampton Area Middle School (8th grade)
Third Place: Alexandra Bloom, 13, of Weatherly Middle School (8th grade)
People’s Choice: Aidan Silvestri, 13, of Southern Lehigh Middle School (8th)

Most InVision Photography Month events are free and open to the public. The Olympus InVision Photo Festival takes place at the Banana Factory arts center and ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Tickets for InVision workshops, presentations and the InVision Photo Party and Award Ceremony Nov. 5 are on sale now at and 610-332-3378.

NOV. 4-6
Banana Factory & ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

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