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News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-1090,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


MANHATTAN -- From cityscapes dotted with skyscrapers to the forest floor, the winning photographs in this year's Thomas A. Tyler and Answers Inc. APDesign Architectural and Environmental Student Photography Competition didn't lack variety.

Students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University recently competed in the photography contest. The competition had five categories: black and white, exterior, interior and details, landscape, and other.

Winners placing first in their categories received $150. Second place winners received $100, and third place winners received $50.

Student winners include:

From Greater Kansas City: Daniel Grudek, second year architecture student, Overland Park, first place in other; and Samantha McCloud, third year architecture student, Prairie Village, third place in interior and details.

From out of state:

Kennedy Year, first year student in environmental design, Santa Ana, Calif., second and third place in other.

From Missouri: Mark Andre, fifth year architecture student, Columbia, first place in exterior architecture; Melia Ellis, fifth year interior architecture and product design student, Kearney, first place in interior and details; Roger Bost, fifth year architecture student, Poplar Bluff, third place in exterior; and Paul Jarvis, fifth year interior architecture and product design student, St. Louis, second place in landscape.

Conner McGowan, fifth year architecture student, Crete, Neb., second place in black and white; Britney Weiser, third year architecture student, Lincoln, Neb., second place in exterior; John William Leonard, third year architecture student, Columbia, S.C., first place in landscape; and Patrick Ptomey, third year landscape architecture student, Euless, Texas, third place in landscape.

From out of country: Ying Zhu, second year architecture student, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, best in show and first place in black and white; and Martin Loucka, third year architecture student, Liberec, Czech Republic, second place in interior and details and third place in black and white.

All winning photographs can be seen at