OSA Foundation Announces Winners of Photo and Video Contest


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Contact:
Angela Stark
The Optical Society
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OSA Foundation Announces Winners of Photo and Video Contest

WASHINGTON, March 21 – The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its first-ever Photo and Video Contest, which celebrated the achievements of OSA Foundation-supported educational outreach programs and activities across the globe. Participants were asked to submit three-minute videos or still photos relating to educational outreach programs conducted using funding or materials provided by the OSA Foundation in 2010.

All winning photos and videos can be viewed on the OSA Foundation website. The winners are as follows:

Donor’s Choice Photo Contest

Winner:
Universite Laval, Canada
OSAF Program Name:  Jeux Photoniques

Runners up:
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Program Name: UT Explore 2010

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Program Name:  Colourful Optics Roadtrip

People’s Choice Photo Contest

Winner:
Napoli Student Chapter, Italy
Program Name:  Light in North Uganda

Runner Up:
University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
Program Name: High School Visitation Days

Donor’s Choice Video Contest

Winner:
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Program Name: Colourful Optics Roadtrip

Runner up:
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Program Name:  C. V. Raman Science Fair

People’s Choice Video Contest

Winner:
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Program Name: UT Explore 2010

Runner Up:
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Program Name: Colourful Optics Roadtrip

Grand prize winners received an education outreach grant and a Flip video camera and runners up received a Flip video camera. The OSA Foundation Photo and Video Contest was open to all participants of OSA Foundation-supported programs in 2010. “People’s Choice” voting took place on the Foundation’s YouTube and Facebook pages and OSA Foundation donors were given the opportunity to vote for the “Donor’s Choice” Awards.  

About the OSA Foundation
The OSA Foundation (OSAF) was established in 2002 to support philanthropic activities that help further the Optical Society's (OSA) mission by concentrating its efforts on programs that advance youth science education, provide optics and photonics education to underserved populations, provide career and professional development resources and support awards & honors that recognize technical and business excellence. The grants funded by the OSA Foundation are made possible by the generous donations of its supporters as well as the dollar-for-dollar match by OSA. The Foundation is exempt from U.S. federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a public charity. To learn more about the OSA Foundation, please visit www.osa-foundation.org.

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