2019 SCGIS Photo & Video Contest News

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In it's second year of existence, your hard-working SCGIS News Team organized a Photo & Video contest at the Scgis 2019 Annual Conference in Asilomar July 14-17, 2019.  As with most artistic endeavors, the outcome was not quite as expected.   One person officially joined the photo contest but another 5 people worked hard taking a large variety of wonderful photos that they submitted to support the effort, so everyone deserves to be recognized and you will find starting this year that all SCGIS Conference photography and proceedings are now labelled at the lower right with a formal photographer's credit, to acknowledge the talent and contributions of all of these people.  Katie Messick, as the sole formal registrant, was officially invited onto the SCGIS News Team and received her commemorative 2019 SCGIS News Team ASSSEMBLE!  ID Badge (pictured, right)  A gallery of her top photos is included below, and elsewhere in the 2019 photos you will also see some of the remarkable work of the other photographers and filmmakers.   You can read more about them on the 2019 Camera Team Pages.

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2019 PHOTO CONTEST WINNER: Katie Messick   



2019 VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS:  Team Mapitas and Team Catilan

The Video Contest took place at the annual Map Gallery, where 2 teams of international scholars and TTT Trainers engaged in fierce competition to interview the Map Gallery presenters and their presentations, as well as other SCGIS members old and young who were in attendance.  You can see the final interviews and map gallery presentaitions here


Team Mapitas formed when accomplished photographer Alejandro Ruben Vila from Chile and Johanna Prussmann from Colombia invited Debbie Jewitt from South Africa, Tasya Krey from Indonesia and  Ela Segina from Slovenia to join with them and form a global team destined to set new standards in journalistic excellence.  (Picured above L-R Ela, Ale, Johanna, Debbie)


Not to be outdone, Team Catilan formed around the TTT program's only professional journalist.  Before adopting a Conservation GIS Career, Claudel Tshibangu had spent many years working as a professional international journalist after studying at Reuters in London.  Joining Claudel were talented photographer Anya Komarova from Russia & Ilona Zuravleva also from Russia.  Doost Ali Nawaz from Pakistan was able to use his height advantage to serve as a human lighting stand. (pictured above L-R Ilona, Interviewee Angela, Claudel, Ali.  Foreground Anya)