Announcing: the Winners of our Boingo Hotspots and Snapshots Photo Contest


We’re pleased to announce the results of the Boingo Hotspots and Snaphots Photo Contest. Our judges — professional photographers Leah and Deb — had a very difficult time selecting the winning entries. There were so many good ones! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Winner for the Boingo Hotspots category: “Fabulous Fourth of July at the Home Depot” by Andrew Preikschat
Commentary from our (professional photographer) judges: “This is compositionally a really great image, with the rows of people at the bottom and the inclusion of the “La Galaxy Soccer” sign. And of course, this is a great place for a Wi-Fi hotspot.”


Winner for the Travel category: “Myanmar Light,” by David Lazarus

Commentary from our (professional photographer) judges: “This photograph is just breathtaking – the light, the composition, the processing, and the content (perfect for travel). We love that the photographer chose to light the cattle versus the man. This really is an incredible photograph.”


Winner for the Happiness category: “On the Lap of Grandpa,” by Abhijit Dey

Commentary from our (professional photographer) judges: “This category was really hard to narrow down to just one image, and we went back and forth many times. In the end, we felt this photograph just screams happiness. We also love the composition and the photographer’s choice to convert the image to black and white.


Winner for the Technology category: “Outlets in Seville, Spain,” by Libby Zay

Commentary from our (professional photographer) judges: “We selected this image not only because of the outlets, but more so because of the juxtaposition of the radiator and the outlets (great composition). We really enjoyed the processing of this image.”


About the Judges:

Leah Zawadzki has loved photography as far back as she can remember. After her twins were born in 2005, she became passionate about learning the art of photography. In 2006, Leah launched lilyblue photography. She is and always has been committed to doing things her own way and creating images that truly move her and the people who experience them. Leah studied interior design at Cal Poly and worked in the architecture industry for over ten years. She currently works as a portrait photographer in southern California and is happily married and the mama to three beautiful, crazy children.

Deb Schwedhelm spent ten years as a registered nurse in the U.S. air force before she pursued her dream to be a professional photographer. In 2006, she purchased a DSLR camera and began teaching herself photography, eventually launching Deb Schwedhelm Photography. Whether commissioned portrait sessions, commercial assignments or her ongoing personal projects, Deb always remains true to herself and her artistic vision. Deb is married to a U.S. naval officer and is the mother to three incredible children, who are often the subjects of her photographic work. She is currently based in Tampa, Florida.

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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