Judging a Photo Contest.

For the last 10 years, the Engineering News-Record (ENR), a sister publication of the Architectural Record, has been hosting a very well attended “construction” photography contest. Each year they invite a  fresh set of five judges consisting typically of art directors and senior editors from ENR or its sister publications, one construction safety expert, and one outside photographer. Guess who was the outside photographer this year? Oui, moi.

About a month ago I had the honor to review more than 1,200 submissions with Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of Architectural Record and editorial director of two other McGraw-Hill publications, Gary DiPaolo, our construction safety expert, and two ENR employees, Aileen Cho, senior editor for transportation, and Justin Reynolds, associate art director.

As Tom Sawyer, the photo contest’s director writes on his article “Judging the ENR Photo Contest – Hows and Whys (PDF)”, I was truly surprised to see the overall quality of the images. This year’s online gallery is available here.

Construction Photography Contest