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Undergraduate Photo Contest Winners Announced

2017 Photo contest winner
Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Office of International Programs along with PIIRS recently hosted a reception to celebrate the participants and winners of the 9th Annual International Eye Photo Contest that attracted more than 450 entries in a variety of categories. The reception featured a photographic exhibit of the winners’ work, an awards presentation, a slide show of all of the contest entries and plenty of refreshments.

Awards were given to top finishers in categories that included Abstraction, Cityscape/Architecture, Landscape/Nature, People, Tigers Abroad, PIIRS Global Seminars and A Window on Eurasia.

Jeff Whetstone, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, judged the vast majority of the categories while other University departments evaluated the work in other categories. OIP chose the winners in the Tigers Abroad category; PIIRS judged the PIIRS Global Seminar entries; and “A Window on Eurasia” was judged by a group of faculty members from Slavic Languages and Literatures, led by REEES Program Director Serguei Oushakine.

Students could submit up to four photos in any of the categories. The winners are:

Best of Show
Yash Huilgol ’18, Guy Fawkes Bonfire –Oxford, England

Abstraction
1. Anna Marsh ’20, Satisfeito – Salvador, Brazil
2. Christian Bischoff ’19, Crosses – Jerusalem, Israel
3. Grace Jeon ’17, Ice Flowers – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Cityscape / Architecture
1. Cindy Liu ’18, City Oasis – Hong Kong SAR, China
2. James Tralie ’19, Miniature World – Paris, France
3. Zixuan (Sharon) Deng ’17, Desert Road – Dubai, UAE

Honorable Mention
Samantha Chai ’19, View of Piazza San Marco – Venice, Italy
Anne Merrill ’18, Instant –Normandy, France
Samantha Newman ’17, "Si no nos dejan soñar, No los dejaremos dormir."—Buenos Aires, Argentina Anna Wolcke ’20, The City of Hills—Varna, Bulgaria

Landscape / Nature
1. Yash Huilgol ’18, Guy Fawkes Bonfire –Oxford, England
2. Sunny Qin ’19, Dream Land – Hanoi, Vietnam
3. Christian Bischoff ’19, Horizon –Amman, Jordan

Honorable Mention
Miranda Alperstein ’17, The Other Side—Havana, Cuba
Emily Chen ’18, View of the Paraná River—Foz do Igauzu, Brazil
Rebecca Kahn ’18, Iguazu Falls, Iguazu, Argentina
Corrie Kavanaugh ’17, Abandoned House, La Pitajaya, Peru

People
1. Cindy Liu ’18, The Power of Choice—Hong Kong SAR, China
2. Madeleine Pauchet ’18, Ama-le –Ego Village, India
3. Anna Marsh ’20, Horsepower—Ilha de Maré, Brazil

Honorable Mention
Zixuan (Sharon) Deng ’17, Before Prayer –Dubai, UAE
Alex Ford ’17, Clear Contrast—Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Corrie Kavanaugh ’18, Bernabe—La Pitajaya, Peru
Sharon Musa, At the Mosque—Dene, Senegal

Tigers Abroad
1. Lavinia Liang ’18, Dog in Pompeii—Naples, Italy

 Global Seminars
1. Sarah Pan ’19, Il Pleut Partout—Avignon, France
2. Shannon Oscher ’19, Walking on Water—Cat Ba, Vietnam
3.  Sunny Qin ’19, Sunset in Hue—Hue, Vietnam

A Window on Eurasia
1. Zoe Tu ’18, Bubbles in Prague —Czech Republic
2. Sofia Hiltner ’17, Cesky Krumlov—Czech Republic
3. Anna Wolcke ’20, The City of Hills—Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Photo gallery of the winners.

View photos from the event here.

Event photography by Mark Czajkowski