2013 Photo Contest Winners Announced


In this photo, IAM Local 31 Journeyman John Stroy and Apprentice Kirk Allen rebuild a coal mill gearbox at the Omaha Power District’s North Station in Omaha, NE. Local 31 member Michael Milledge won first place for this photo in the 2013 IAM Photo Contest.

Results of the 2013 IAM Photo Contest are in and the 2014 Calendar is rolling off the presses.

The top three photo awards go to Michael Milledge of Local Lodge 31 in Omaha, NE, who won first place for his photo Building the Gearbox; Ken Dinsmore of NFFE/IAM Federal Lodge 251 in Sitka, AK, who won second place for his photo Measuring Tree Diameter; and Connie Kelliher of Local Lodge 751F in Renton, WA, who won third place for her photo 737 Engine Buildup.

Honorable Mention winners include Andrew Hounshell, Local Lodge 1943; Larry Wilson, Local Lodge 733; Andy Moad, Local Lodge 174; Leonard Yeung, Local Lodge 905; Eric Valverde, Local Lodge 1782; Robert Ragland, TCU Unit 106; Carmen Estrella, Local Lodge 2339H; Scott Orloff, Local Lodge 1725; and Karen Meurer, Local Lodge 1045.

Winning photos are featured in the 2014 IAM Calendar. Samples of the 2014 calendar are being mailed to Local and District Lodges. To order the 2014 IAM Calendar, click here to download an individual order form or here for the bulk order form for Lodges that want to order large quantities of calendars. Calendars are $7 per calendar for individual orders and $5 per calendar for orders of 100 or more. Two dollars from each calendar sold are donated to Guide Dogs of America.

“Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 IAM Photo Contest and a special thanks to all who participated,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “Each year these photos prove the work IAM members do is second to none and remind us why we work so hard to ensure working families’ continued access to the American Dream. The IAM encourages everyone to take a look at the winning photos and our gallery of finalists, choose your own favorites, and share them with family and friends.”

Click here to view the winning photos and download individual or bulk 2014 IAM Calendar order forms.