Fluid Power Journal

2019 Photo and Video Contest Winners

In honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day—June 19th—The IFPS and the Fluid Power Journal hosted the annual Fluid Power Photo Contest. This year, a video contest was added. The contests ran from January 1 through March 31, 2019 with great success!

Photo Categories

  • New Perspective: Photos that show fluid power used in novel ways and from views not everyone gets to see.
  • Teamwork: Photos of people working together using fluid power to get the job done.
  • Fun with Fluid Power: Photos that capture the joy of using, learning, or teaching about hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • The Muscle of Fluid Power: Photos that capture the might of fluid power in action.

Video Categories

  • What Is Fluid Power? Explain fluid power to someone outside the industry.
  • Safety: Everyday safety solutions.
  • Benefits of Certification: How has certification helped in your career?

Did someone say prize money?

  • 1st place – $250
  • 2nd place – $100
  • 3rd place – $50
  • People’s Choice – $100


1st Place:
Putting art into motion with a closed loop system. –  By Travis Kuehler, CFPHS, Womack Machine Supply

2nd Place:
Looking up at 294 tonnes (326 tons) of CAT 6030 FS Hydraulic Shovel. – By Scott Malcolm, Related Fluid Power

3rd Place:
Ducks in a row. – By Stephen Born


1st Place:
Fluid Power Action Challenge 2019. – 
By Kim Malicki, Daman Products Company, Inc.

2nd Place:
Stretch leveling equipment. – By Lisa Kravec, Butech Bliss

3rd Place:
Hammer training class. –By Mark Snyder, NPKCE


1st Place and People’s Choice Award:
Girl Power Meets Fluid Power! Friends learn about pneumatics at STEM event held at Kent State – Salem. – By Genie Wendel

2nd Place:
Miles and Liam experiment with a fluid power model. – By Aliceann Strausbaugh

3rd Place:
Academically talented 5th grade class uses fluid power kits to learn about fluid power. – By Jenna Griffith


1st Place:
A demonstration of the fine control obtainable using fluid power. – By Scott Malcolm, Related Fluid Power

2nd Place:
Frozen power. – 
By Kamil Klein, Danfoss Power Solutions

3rd Place:
A hydraulic crane removes an old air conditioning unit. – By Steve Hovanic



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