The 500-dollar selfie

Jordan Grant selfie

Last week, over 2000 votes were cast in this year’s 24 Hours of Waterloo photo contest. After the final tally, Jordan Grant, a second year Management Engineering student, walked away victorious – capturing the #UWaterlooLife of over 40 students in his thermodynamics classroom selfie. 

I would definitely consider myself a selfie enthusiast. The new iPhone has an upgraded camera, so I figured the contest would be a great way to show off some crispy selfies.

After sifting through hundreds of amazing photos received on October 14, our panel of judges selected 15 that best represented what students had to offer. These photos were then re-posted on the UWaterloo Life Facebook page for a week of voting. Jordan’s submission received a staggering 658 likes between October 19-23, crowning him a clear winner.

I woke up that morning with one goal – to win this contest. I knew that a huge group selfie would be a strong contender, so I had a girl from my class shout to get everyone’s attention, prepped the selfie stick, and got the shot

If Jordan’s face looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen one of his parody rap videos. Jordan enjoys his #UWaterlooLife , and his contagious school spirit can be felt from a mile away. To his fans he says that he’s working on the next UWaterloo hit – Black and Gold, which will stray away from his parody style and show off his talent though his first original song.

Besides walking away with bragging rights, Jordan has also received $500 to spend at Retail Services, while the remaining 14 finalists were awarded with a tightly packed swag bag. You can check out their amazing photos on our Facebook album, or see all of the 2015 competition entries on Tint

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