UNCW Graduate Student Wins UNC Photo Contest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Beth Peddle, a student in the Watson College of Education M.Ed. Language and Literacy program, is the grand prize winner of the inaugural Picture This: UNC Research Photo Contest

The amateur photography competition, held by the University of North Carolina (UNC) General Administration, was open to all current graduate students at any UNC campus. Entries were judged on whether the image and accompanying description conveyed knowledge gained through university research to a general public audience in a clear and compelling way and how the research can potentially benefit N.C. citizens.

Peddle’s winning entry was that of a young student involved with Peddle’s research on “keywords,” an organic literacy approach designed to introduce children to reading by teaching them words that are important to their lives.

“An uncontrollable smile” came across Peddle’s face when she found out she won. “I've been taking photographs for about two years,” she says. “It's a great medium for displaying keywords because you can see the child attached to the word.”

As part of the prize, Peddle was featured in an article on the UNC General Administration homepage.