|The Palma Vincentiana Award
About the Palma Vincentiana
To recognize outstanding entries into the Sport and Society Conference's Juried Film Festival and National Sports Photography Exhibition, a special medallion was created celebrating the region's rich sports tradition. The subject of the medallion is Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach who has achieved iconic status as an impassioned advocate of excellence.
The Palma Vincentiana, as the medallion is known, is cast in bronze and set in a crystal stand. It measures three inches in diameter. Only ten were cast, at a cost of $10,000; they are not for sale.
The medallion features Coach Lombardi in profile, wearing a laurel crown. The reverse features a well-known and characteristically direct Lombardi quote, translated into the Latin: Quod nefas ibi accidit, or "What the hell is going on out here?"
The medallion, produced with the permission of the Lombardi family, was designed collaboratively by Professor William Bohné and Nicholas Patton of St. Norbert College.
2010 Award Recipients
The Palma Vincentiana or "Vincent Award," was awarded to the first place and runner-up entries of the 2010 Sport and Society photography and film festivals. The presentation of the award took place at the photography and film festival awards ceremony at Lambeau Field during the conference. The awards went to:
2010 Photography Award Recipients
The photography winners were Mike Roemer, first place, with his photo
titled "Breaking up Is Hard to Do," and runner-up Evan Siegle, with
Roemer, a commercial and editorial
photographer based in Green Bay, Wis., travels around the U.S. and
internationally to shoot for clients. After a 10-year stint in daily
newspapers, Roemer returned to Green Bay in the mid-1990's to start his
own business, Mike Roemer Photography, Inc.
Siegle has been a
staff photographer at the Green Bay Press Gazette since 2002. His duties
include shooting photos for all sections of the newspaper, including
Green Bay Packers home and road games. In 2006, Siegle covered the
Torino Winter Games in Italy for Gannett newspapers.
Sports photos were invited to be submitted for consideration by St.
Norbert College art faculty for inclusion in the gallery exhibition. The
best of the photographs were on display in the St. Norbert College Baer
Gallery throughout the conference.
The photography competition was judged by the St. Norbert College art faculty.
2010 Film Festival Award Recipients
First place went to the film "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic." In 1989,
Hollywood went to Iowa to shoot "Field of Dreams." The blockbuster movie
spawned a comedic baseball show starring local ballplayers that would
have an 18-year run and travel the world. "Ghost Player" tells the story
of how the team entertained and moved audiences and changed the
players' lives forever.
Second place went to "Truth in 24,"
chronicling the Audi sport racing team's attempt to win a record fifth
consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans. The film gives viewers an unprecedented
behind-the-scenes view of the strategies engineers and drivers used as
they set out to make history against local favorite, Team Peugeot.
film festival was judged by Tim Meyer, professor of communications at
the University of Wisconsin -- Green Bay; Michael Marsden, dean of St.
Norbert College and academic vice president; Brian Pirman, associate
professor of art at St. Norbert College; Kevin Quinn, director of the
conference and professor of economics at St. Norbert College; and Mike
Counter, director of media relations at St. Norbert College.
The Film Festival was open to sports-themed United States and Canadian works. Films were to have been completed in 2008, 2009 or 2010. They were accepted in three categories: Full-Length Features, Documentaries, and Fiction and Non-Fiction Shorts.
The winning and runner-up films in each category were screened at the conference.
Inventing the Palma Vincentiana
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