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Photo contest winners: The beauty of BYU

There were more than 70 entries in our Y News photo contest, each capturing a unique perspective of campus. From a surprise visit overhead to a pile of ducklings, every corner of BYU has its own beauty.

With so many great photos the judges tried to award as many photographers as possible.

Here are the winners:

Best Sunrise on Campus

Winner: Scott Miller, Humanities

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Most Surprising Subject

Winner: Mike Gibson, Enrollment Services

"I was walking into work at the ASB one morning and this balloon was calmly drifting over the building. It looked so close I thought it may land on top!"

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Best Campus Scenic

Winner: Mikilani Yamada, BYU Broadcasting

“On Morning Pond”

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The Right Timing

Winner: Spencer Yamada, Wheatley Institute

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Best Use of Mountains

Winner: Anna Heier, University Advisement Center

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Best Use of Campus Foliage

Winner: Bruce Payne, Continuing Education

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Best Use of Ducklings

Winner: Camryn Scott, Financial Aid and Scholarships

“One of my favorite things I look forward to on campus every spring is the arrival of the ducklings. My husband and I take walks up to campus nearly every day in the spring and love checking up on our fuzzy friends and making sure they’re alright, and we take this job very seriously—just a couple weeks ago we scared away some crows who were tormenting a mother duck and her dozens of ducklings at the north duck pond. We are expecting our medals in the mail any day now. I like this picture because it captures the movement of these little guys and their excitement in learning the ropes of duckhood from their moms.“

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Honorable Mention – David Kaiser, Counseling and Career Center

There never was a bigger duckpile on campus.

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Besides the seven winners, there were eight finalists. Click through the gallery of the Y News photo contest finalists below. Finalists will receive a free ice cream cone from the BYU Creamery (claim your voucher in C-347 of the ASB).

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