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As I See It

Arts at Michigan believes there is an artist inside each of us. The As I See It Competitions are your opportunity to share your artistic genius! Competitions will be held periodically throughout the year, with different themes and mediums for each round. Submissions are narrowed down by staff, and then the finalists are voted on by the public in the Unions and by the U-M Community online. Winners get great prizes, so be sure you’re signed up for Arts Info, our weekly newsletter, so you’ll hear about our future contests and opportunities.

Arts at Michigan is seeking student photographs for the Fall 2016 As I See It Photo Competition! The theme for this round of competition will be “PORTRAITS.” All photo submissions should relate to that theme, either literally or symbolically. Share your photographic genius with us and you could win amazing prizes, like an iPod Touch! Deadline for submissions is September 22nd at 10pm.

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Stay tuned for info about our Drawing Competition!

Arts at Michigan will soon be holding another As I See It Drawing Competition! There's no theme, and the deadline will be October 20th, so check back soon for details!


The finalists from past competitions are shown below. See if you agree with which photos should have won!

Summer 2016

The votes have been tabulated for our SUMMER 2016 As I See It Photography Competition, and Olivia Raxter's photograph entitled "The Golden Hour" came in first place!

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March 2016: Drawing

The votes have been tabulated for our DRAWING themed As I See It Competition, and Maeve Pascoe's drawing entitled "Just Keep Swimming" came in first place!

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January 2016: Animals

The votes have been tabulated for our ANIMALS themed As I See It Photography Competition, and Peiyuan Li's photograph entitled "Taking off" came in first place!

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October 2015: Light

The votes have been tabulated for the LIGHT- themed As I See It Photography Competition, and Brady Stonesifer's photograph entitled "Atlantic Clouds" came in first place!

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March 2015: Friendship

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Sophia Hoffman's photograph entitled "Through the Years" came in first place!

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January 2015: Winter

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Corinne Wong's photograph entitled "Across the Frozen Path" came in first place!

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November 2014: Sports

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Ben Schechter's photograph entitled "Takes Two to Tango," came in first place!

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October 2014: Journeys

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Rami Krispin's photograph entitled "A Sunset Kayaking" came in first place!

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March 2014: The Arts

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Jacob Gardner's photograph entitled "Graffiti Fire (with Brendon Sassmannshaus)" came in first place!

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January 2014: Beginnings

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Rachael Brunk's photograph entitled "Every New Day is a New Beginning" came in first place!

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November 2013: Black and White

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Olivia Raxter's photograph entitled "The Student" came in first place!

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September 2013: Life At Michigan

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Nikki Page's photograph entitled "Football Saturdays" came in first place!

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March 2013: Music

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It Photography Competition, and Sam Kapor's photograph entitled "A Child's Dance" came in first place!

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February 2013: Color

The votes have been tabulated for the February 2013 As I See It Photography Competition, and Justin Teng's photograph entitled "Sunset Over Tahoe" came in first place!

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November 2012: Weather

The votes have been tabulated for the November 2012 As I See It Photography Competition, and Aimee Xia's photograph entitled "Pause" came in first place! Aimee is our first two-time First Place Winner!

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September 2012: Movement

The votes have been tabulated for the September 2012 As I See It Photography Competition, and Aimee Xia's photograph entitled "Jump" came in first place! We received hundreds of votes, both online and through ballots in the Unions.

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Summer 2012

Over the summer, we had a "Second Chance" photo competition, with finalists from 2011-2012 that weren't selected before as finalists. First Place was a photo by Shu Lin, Computer Science Student in the School of Engineering. "Smell of Salty Wind", was taken in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Travel

The votes have been tabulated for the March 2012 As I See It Photography Competition, and Rebecca Steiner's photograph entitled "Journey Crossed" came in first place!

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Family

The votes have been tabulated for the February 2012 As I See It Photography Competition, and Josh Simon's photograph entitled "The Bond of Constancy" came in first place!

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Architecture 2011

The votes have been tabulated for the November 2011 As I See It Photography Competition, and Robby Kim's photograph entitled "The Blazin' City" came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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Welcome to Michigan

The votes have been tabulated for the September 2011 As I See It Photography Competition, and Sheena Shah's photograph entitled "Tranquil Cube" came in first place!Click below to see the other finalists!

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Summer 2011

This past summer, we had a “Second Chance” photo competition, with finalists from 2010-2011 that weren’t selected before as finalists. Keen Yee Liau's photograph entitled “HDR Image of Huron River” came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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April 2011: “Earth”

We celebrated Earth Day with our April 2011 Competition and Christopher Taiwan Koh's photograph “Feeding The Earth One Blade At A Time” came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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February 2011: “Water”

The votes have been tabulated for the February 2011 As I See It Photography Competition, and Wajiha Ibrahim's photograph entitled "Water: Trivial for Some, A Luxury for Others" came in first place!

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Nov 2010: “Community”

The votes have been tabulated, and Mai Truong’s photograph entitled “From One Community To Another” came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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October 2010: “Peace”

We celebrated the Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary with our peace-themed October 2010 Competition and Katie Barrie’s photo Ox-Bow Lagoon came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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Summer 2010 Photos of The Week

Each week, we selected a great photo from past competitions to feature in our newsletter. Click below to see these photos!

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April 2010: “Nature”

The votes have been tabulated for the April 2010 As I See It Photography Competition and Nathan Hartmann’s photograph entitled “Sand Dollar on the Sea Shore” came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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February 2010: “Architecture”

The winner for the February 2010 As I See It Photography Competition is Kristin Calder. Her photograph entitled “Boardwalk” came in first place! Click below to see the other finalists!

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