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For the fifth consecutive year, graduating seniors share the moments that made their U experience an unforgettable one the through the Utah Grad photo contest. Here's a look at the winners and some of our favorites.

What’s turned into a University of Utah tradition, the annual Utah Grad photo contest is a great chance for graduates to share the moments that made their college experience a memorable one. This year, more than 500 entries were submitted on Instagram, Twitter and through email. The photos are shown in a video montage at the Huntsman Center before the commencement ceremony, and first, second and third place entries are selected by the Alumni Association, who also sponsors the contest. Prizes include an iPad, Campus Store gift cards and season tickets to Utah football, men’s basketball and gymnastics. So without further ado, here are the winners, and also some of our other favorites.

First Place: Abbygrace Palma


Last push. Almost there. #utahgrad17

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Second Place: Courtney Zaffino

3rd Place: Megan Enriquez

And some of our other favorites…


Representing my school. #UniversityofUtah #SaltFlats #utahgrad17

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Finishing up junior year with the first friend I made in college ❤️

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May not be the best picture but definitely the best people! #FABFour @yourcampuslife @universityofutah #utahgrad17

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The win was kind of ugly, but my roomies are always cute. ❤️??? #UteProud #HolyWar

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100th win! #utes #football #100wins #utah #UtahGrad17

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Throw back to not studying and getting lost in Austria #goutes #UtahGrad17

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One month until graduation where I shall blossom into a fully fledged biologist. ?#utahgrad17

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Graduating in Accounting. I finally learned how to use an abacus. #graduation #utahgrad17

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Secretly hoped I'd fall so I wouldn't have to leave U. #UtahGrad17 #EcclesExperience • PC: @nateleishman13

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