With his colorful image of a member carefully welding conduit during asummer heat wave, Blain Logan of St. Joseph, Mo., Local 545 showcased the muscle and nose-to-the-grindstone effort it takes to get the job done – netting the grand prize in the 2010 IBEW Photo Contest.
His entry was the runaway favorite in online voting by members and the public over the past 30 days.
Judges previewed more than 360 submissions for the competition. The finalists garnered a record 12,000 votes for their 15 images that appeared at www.ibew.org in December and January.
Voters awarded Casper, Wyo., Local 322 member Ezra Kelly second place for his vivid rendering of power lines gliding over an icy landscape.
Mike Muscatof Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Local 320 placed third with a tongue-in-cheek underwater shot of a fellow lineman who coupled safety garb with scuba gear to “fix” a downed pole.