Campaign Update

Pictures of You

by Amy Stupavsky

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words still played an integral part in the photo contest for the on-campus launch of Impact: The Campaign for York University.

Nearly 20 volunteers took to York’s Keele campus on Red & White Day armed with white boards and cameras to capture and collect stories from students, alumni, staff and faculty about how the University has made a difference in their lives and what the Impact Campaign means to them. Participants were photographed holding the messages they had written – they were heartfelt and humorous, inspiring and perceptive, each embodying a part of York’s remarkable spirit.

York community members taking part in the photo contest celebrating the launch of the Impact Campaign

Participants posted and tagged their photos on social media for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. Of the 135 entries received, one winner was selected from each of the student, alumni and staff/faculty categories.

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