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The thought of winning a photography contest never crossed her mind. As a participant in the annual Southwestern Photojournalism Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Gardner-Webb photojournalism major Heather Pendergraft (Stanley, N.C.) was simply excited to absorb information from some of the world’s most elite and accomplished photographers. But as they often do, one of life’s finest moments took her by complete surprise when her photo was chosen as the winner of more than 100 student submissions.
Dave Black, Dr. Bob Carey, Heather Pendergraft, Patrick Murphrey-Racey, Southwestern Photojournalism Conference, Sports Illustrated
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Student’s Photography Recently Honored at Conference" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1693.