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A photo worth 1,000 words, and first prize
Devils Doorway
"Devil's Doorway won first prize in the imageide@s Student Digital Photography Contest.

Lydia Stindt, a 2015 graduate of Platteville High School, is the individual who had the class’ most recent claim to fame. 

Stindt entered the 2015 imageide@s Student Digital Photography Contest and received first place for “Devil’s Doorway.” 

 “We had to send in a few pictures that [represented] Wisconsin,” said Stindt. “I had no idea I would win; I didn’t even think about it, to be honest. I just took the photos for the class grade.”

“I’m happy Lydia won first place,” said Platteville High School Photography teacher Ed Wiegman. “She turned in some really strong photographs for most of the photography assignments in the class, so I wasn’t surprised that she turned in a winning photo for this contest.”

Photos and images were judged on quality of composition, elements of design, concept, color and technical quality. Stindt was given a $200 Best Buy gift card.

“Photo contests are something that a lot of professional and amateur photographers participate in,” said Wiegman. “Students [are always] reluctant at first, but I encourage them to turn in the best photos they can and see what happens. Now I have a story to tell the next time a Photography class complains about having to enter a photo contest.”