Defense Information School names winners of visual arts competition
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SPORTS 2ND PLACE: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Reagan Lodge, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, conducts water running exercises during a physical training session in Ramer Hall, The Basic School, on Marine Corps Base Qua... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COMBAT DOCUMENTATION 2ND PLACE: Staff Sgt. Angel Alvarez, assigned to the Warrior Training Center on Fort Lee, Va., cocks back to throw a pyrotechnic grenade simulator into the sky during a night fire event for the 2011 Department of the Army Best Wa... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FEATURE 1ST PLACE: Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ken Swigart stares into the Grand Canyon, Dec. 13, 2011, at the location where the Flagstaff Community Toys For Tots organization delivers toys to the children of the Havasupai tribe. Swigart and others join ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (March 22, 2012) -- Some of the military's best photographers, videographers and graphic artists were named during the Defense Information School's 49th annual Visual Information Awards program held March 12-15.

Professional photographers from local and national organizations judged more than 3,000 entries from across the Department of Defense based on the entry's storytelling ability, technical quality, originality and creativity.

Winners were named in three separate competitions: Military Graphic Artist of the Year, Military Photographer of the Year and Military Videographer of the Year.

Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock of the Defense Media Activity received his sixth Military Photographer of the Year honor.

Navy Mass Communications Spc. 2nd Class Andrew A. Breese of DMA was named the Military Videographer of the Year.

Marine Corps Sgt. Shawn Sales of DINFOS was selected as the Military Graphic Artist of the Year.

The accompanying photos represent some of the winners in the photography portion of the program.

Visit www.ftmeade.army.mil/soundoff/milphog to view additional winning entries.

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