There were more than 120 entries in our Y News “Day in the Life of a BYU Employee” photo contest. Each shared a unique perspective of what daily life on campus may include. From receiving mail orders of live maggots to disposal mangled silverware, every role on campus has its highs and lows.
With so many great photos the judges tried to award as many photographers as possible.
Here are the winners:
Winner: RoyAl Weakley, Cannon Center
"You have heard that food is an art. Even the Dishroom joins in! These were pulled from the pulper, our giant disposal here in the Cannon Commons."
Best Incorporation of People
Winner: Barbara Smith, Counseling and Special Education
"The whole class inside the elevator and we have room to spare! What a great bunch of talent."
Winner: Bridger Talbot, Financial Aid
"Being an employee of BYU means you get some unique moments during your workday – like my view when I play the carillon bells during my lunch break."
There were so many great scenic shots of campus we also had to include a few honorable mentions.
The Four Seasons
Hayley Jensen, Undergraduate Education
Matt Seeley, Exercise Science
Heidi Engh, Undergraduate Programs
Chris Autry, BYU Police (Taken on Christmas Day 2016)
Less-Than-Perfect Work Day
Winner: Dawn Anderson, Custodial
"11,913: My total number of nightly BYU SFH Toilet & Urinal Cleanings since January 2016. You're welcome! And thank you, BYU!"
Winner: Alexis Davis, Special Collections
"I work in Special Collections and have the fun opportunity to get to see all the amazing treasures stored in our stacks up close and personal!"
Winner: Jamin Rowan, English
"Asparagus Fern as Metaphor of the Intellectual Life"
John Kwarm, Title IX
“A constant reminder that everyone I visit with is important – especially students. Regardless of why they are sitting in my office, I have the privilege of working with some pretty remarkable people."
Click through all of the creative entries below.
Photo Contest Winners: A day in the life of a BYU employee
Jacob Mabey authored two research papers as an undergraduate at BYU and coauthored two more before graduating this year. Now he is using his research experience as a first-year student at the Yale School of Medicine. He follows the path of many BYU grads who go on to earn PhDs, something for which BYU ranks No. 5 in the country.