Board Picture Awards 2020
It’s been a dreary year, so apparently board photos in apocalyptic scenes were appropriate to send in. Despite us all being locked in our rooms, we still received 82 board pictures. Some worked perfectly this year, and some are showing up in our nightmares. You know what makes a good one, right? Show your faces, your personalities, and what you do. And try to make it bearable for us to look at without falling asleep!
Listen, we’re about to roast you, but we promise it’s all in good fun. We now proudly present you the Studentenkrant Board Picture Awards 2020!
Why are you standing on a rainy roof? We feel like we’re being given condolences at a funeral. You should either decide to keep distance or decide not to, but this is halfway in between. What are you doing?
You look like an army of robot accountants that are about to attack us. Unnatural and uncomfortable to look at, to say the least. Your distance keeps you anonymous.
Despite the center guy’s attempt at a power stance, we’re very bored.
Pretty lackluster. Also, your center board member seems to have a burst pipe, maybe you should call someone to fix that?
Esperia -> fotograaf Annemarie Herbschleb
Nice Windows screen saver, but otherwise, the only word that comes to mind is boring.
You stand in a triangle formation in a park. That also becomes a theme this year. In every other picture, boring.
76. Frederik van der Marck
We can see little effort has been put into this picture, but at least this time, it’s a triangle on a bench.
75. Professor Francken
Professor Francken -> fotograaf Emiel de Wit
Cringe. Horrible, but funny. We feel confused. We also think that smart girls can be sexy, but it’s not working this time. Still, we appreciate your spontaneous spirit. Though we definitely don’t appreciate your awful ties.
While your location does make sense, it doesn’t make for a good photo. And horrible composition and colors to boot.
73. Rode Kruis
This looks more like a group of girlfriends who took a quick picture in the park, and again the triangle. The styling does not do anyone justice and it looks like someone got cold feet or did not have heels.
You had no idea what to do for your board picture, so you put some leaves in front of the camera to make it interesting? Or are we supposed to be stalking you from the bushes?
Why are these hotel employees standing in the Forum?
70. Gerhardus Diephuis
Are the women cosplaying the green M&M? Better luck next time.
We are very glad you took a picture in the nice weather, so you get extra points for that. Sadly we don’t have any other positive comments to make.
Get your bag and table out of the frame. We also really dislike the position of the Martini Tower in the picture, which makes for a bad composition. The grey clouds make us sigh.
The shoes are great, but everyone is standing too far away. Quite a terrible marketing strategy.
66. Drs. Vijfje
Horrible pink and blue houses. We get what you were trying to do, but no goal scored this time, sadly.
65. S.V. Homerus
While we find this picture a bit dull, we do like the warm color and the decent composition. The background is somewhat original.
On first glance, it looks like you’ve photoshopped yourselves into a bar. Do you miss the nightlife that much? Perhaps that is why it looks like you guys were drinking beforehand.
63. NGIZ Noord
The chairs are ruining this picture, as are the awkward poses. Why did you crop out your foot? None of you really look like students either, are these imposters?
Where is the volleyball? Are you hiding it behind your back? Are you going to mug us? Are you flying south for the winter?
Are we being welcomed aboard your plane? Also, we can barely see the member in the back, and your nice red suits are blending into the bricks.
60. Simon van der Aa
It’s nice that you managed to position yourselves in front of the windows so neatly. Otherwise, we would not have had anything to comment on here.
A drug deal has never looked so classy. Sadly, the picture is not centred properly, and even in such a shady place, the apocalyptic triangle makes us snore.
58. T.M.F.V. Archigenes
Do dentists work in planes now? Or is this a commercial for Colgate… If it were, it would have been nice to actually see your faces.
57. SV Commotie
We like the lines of the background more than the people in the photo. A board picture isn’t supposed to look like a licensable stock photo.
Why are you all sitting, have you been benched? Simply having a couch outside doesn’t make you interesting, but we are laughing at the thought of you dragging this abused piece of furniture onto the field. Should have all worn the same colour of jeans.
55. G.T.D. Bernoulli
We’re hoping the background fits with your study, otherwise it’s just confusing. We like your ties, but that’s about it.
We like your outfits for being more original than some others, but the graffiti is still more interesting than you. How kind of you to include your bodyguard in the picture though!
53. Real Estate Club
You look so happy, we’d definitely buy a house from you. Your reflections are nice but distracting. Should have done something with them. Tried to sell them a house, maybe?
Wow, what an original location. No one else has used it. It’s very strange that your rackets are laying on the ground, is this a surrender?
51. E Pluribus Unum
So you were all drinking in a bar together, then you decided to congregate outside to take a family photo? We at least like that your poses aren’t too lifeless.
50. Pharmaciae Sacrum
We see what you’re trying to do, but this prescription brought negative side effects with it. And did you take this photo with your phone?
49. S.V. Versorium
Very confident for a photo with nothing to be confident about. Unless you’re confident about whatever blueprint you have for the construction site you’re standing in.
Did we crash your boring house party? You all look like we’ve just offended you. The guy on the chair is a stand-up comedian about to deliver a mediocre set.
You tried thinking outside the box. Hey, girl in the center left, you should have turned off your phone.
We haven’t seen many dresses yet, so points for originality! A nice gala photo, or a shot of some excited bridesmaids. Unfortunately, the best men are a bit too far away for our liking.
We’re happy that you played with heights in your composition. Even though this theme has unfortunately popped up often, we prefer this to the other Forum pictures. Nice colors, relaxed eyes.
We love the house, but why is it there? Also, were you scared to send us the more cuddly version of your board photo? Cute, but spineless. We know your secrets…
43. Studiosi Mobilae
Another triangle, we just can’t seem to escape it. You guys also don’t look very ‘mobile’, but at least the cool shoes got you some extra points.
Nice matching red masks to stay safe, but we would have liked to see your faces. You look dull, despite your bear and beer. Why didn’t you take the picture inside the hospital, or in front of it?
We like the demonstration of personality. But this is also a photo you find on someone’s facebook timeline.
40. Lijst Sterk
The men do a power pose, while the women put their hands in their pockets? We like the cannons, but we don’t understand the location or who you are bombing.
Mayday, Mayday, we’re stranded! The location fits your study, but we’re not exactly blown away by your composition.
Two buttons closed, shame on you! Reasonable photo, interesting location, but that’s it.
37. Ubbo Emmius
You manage to look cramped together despite having plenty of space. We like the historical reference, but Marc didn’t get the memo about what expression to make.
36. Villa ’96
Can we have some champagne too? You must enjoy using this opportunity to show off your car, because we can’t think of another reason to present it in your board picture.
Are you looking at us so seriously because you’re finally sitting us down for an intervention? It was about time anyway… You seem to be ready to confront us with some deep questions. Nice colors, “meh” composition. +.1 for the egg socks!
What an original picture capturing the Dutch weather – which blues album is this? Sadly, we cannot see your faces. If you really wanted to go for anonymity, you should have worn Guy Fawkes masks.
The guy in the photo seems to be scared of his fellow board members. We would be too if we were surrounded by DUO employees.
We can see this is supposed to represent a classroom, but a couple of chairs would have made it more comfortable. And what happened to the poor lady on the left offside? Sent to the corner of shame?
Nice matching suits and popping tie! But that’s it.
30. Sirius A
We are conflicted. We love your location, and we’re excited about astronomy! But there’s nothing else going on for this photo.
Another photographer hiding in the bushes. Are we spying on an illegal gathering? Good colors and composition, but a little crowded.
28. Ibn Battuta
Knock off version of another picture taken here, but with less thrilling colors. The smiles at least brighten up the dim room.
Hey, you took last year’s advice about running in heels! Great job, we are amused. A+ for effort. Maybe everyone should have had their eyes open, though. Stay in your own lane.
The exclusive ‘Rowing at Downton Abbey’ season is finally out! What’s up with the Dutch angle, though? Straighten the horizon, and bring your boats for the pond behind you next time.
25. G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker
This looks artificial, and we’re not sure about your white shoes. It’s always awkward when you run across an impromptu a capella group.
24. Lacrosse Groningen Gladiators
What is the point you are trying to get (la)cross? Do you usually play your sport at the circus?
23. Chemische Binding
Even though we see you have some chemistry together, we have no idea how the car relates to your association. Is there a lab kit in the trunk?
If this was an ad for Suits, we’d check it out. Original perspective, though we do feel like we’re disembarking from our private helicopter.
Despite the overexposure, we’re generally happy with this. We had some phallic associations with the building, but maybe that’s just us.
Amazing and bad. All our attention is on the horse, and on the girl who looks very miserable to have been chosen to ride it. We hope she managed to get off of it again.
Grade: 6.75 (just for the horse.)
19. Hanze Honours Society
Looks like the gang from West Side Story. We’re a fan of the Martini Tower in the background, better than seeing it again from the Forum.
Hotboxing doesn’t work when you’re outside, guys, or is that smoke coming from somewhere else? At least we can identify your sport. Yes, we understand that volleyball is a very serious matter.
Though this reminds us of last year’s winning picture, it gave us a positive first impression. Good composition and a well-targeted vanishing point. We don’t understand the use of random furniture, however.
You’re definitely doing… something, but we can’t tell what it is. Why are you holding sentimental items from your childhood?
These are your board pictures, not The Day After Tomorrow. Someone took one photography course and put every trick they learned into this picture. That doesn’t work.
14. Pro Geo
Guys, it’s not possible to catch corona from looking at a picture, so why are you all standing so far away from the camera?
13. C.S.F.R. Groningen
Either you all should be manspreading, or none of you should. Also, too far away, and a bad composition. Extra points for making the forum sexy, though. A couple of us were seduced.
12. G.S.V.V. Donitas
We find this completely bizarre. Who plays volleyball in the woods? Why the bike and bottle of luft?! At least you’ve caught our interest.
11. Unitas S.G.
An apocalyptic scene with smoke. What have you conquered, holding your flag so proudly?
Are we being welcomed into the reigning cult of a country club? We’re sort of into it, honestly. Nice vibe.
Clever, funny, vibrant… but you’re not winning this year. Clean your lens.
We love the location, though we don’t know why you think you’re holy. Are you going to sing hymns to us?
We’re impressed! Extremely professional. Please help us with our case.
A lighthearted, fun photo. Why did you have to hide away your experimenting in an abandoned warehouse this year? There must be some mad science behind those cheerful faces.
5. Hanze Studentenbelangen
An advertisement for the game Clue? Who’s the murderer? Some of us really like your location, to the point that we’re trying to figure if we’re allowed to go chill there with a tumbler of whiskey. You get a high grade for your amber aesthetics.
4. G.S.M.G. Bragi
There’s so much happening here. Definitely entertaining, but just like 2020, it’s a little too chaotic for us. It’s also hard to follow your story when you’re standing so far away.
3. Studenten Toneel
Looks like the theatre kids won the apocalypse! We surrender to our new blue overlords. Drama students clearly know how to pose.
Obviously a thought-through, orderly, and beautiful photo. The cows bump you up to 2nd place.
And the winner is… a boy!!! We love everything about this! Fun, with good color, good composition, and a thoughtful portrayal of your association. Matching tiger heels were also an amazing choice.