Multimedia Producer Wins 'Best of Show'
Jaslyn Gilbert, multimedia producer in the Office of Web Communications, earned the "Best of Show" award in the 2013 Annual Print Competition held by the University Photographers' Association of America (UPAA). Gilbert was honored with the award at the UPAA's annual symposium in June for her photo essay featuring students exploring Starnes Cavern as part of Radford University's Wilderness Institute taught by Anja Whittington, an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
The contest is the UPAA's premier competition, drawing upon a photographer's creativity, presentation and technical skills. University photographers from around the country submitted their best photos from the previous year into various categories and the top scoring entry from across all categories earns the "Best of Show" title.
Gilbert also earned an honorable mention in the Features and Illustrations category for 2013 and won the UPAA's June monthly image competition in the Features and Illustrations category.
Meanwhile, Jaime Hunt, director of Web Communications, received the UPAA's Board Appreciation Award, given to a university staff person who is not a photographer but who has made a significant impact on the profession of photography in service to higher education.