Lately, I've been going through all my pictures from my semester abroad to choose the three I have now entered into a study abroad photography contest at St. Mike's called "Global Eyes." Before I left to go abroad, the director of Study Abroad Peggy Imai told all of us students going abroad about the contest details. Returnees are allowed to enter a maximum of three pictures into these categories:
- City Life
- Culture Most Distinct from SMC
- Nature and the Environment
- People and the Human Spirit
- Politics/Peace and Justice
- The Essence of Study Abroad
With those categories in mind, I photographed away, taking pictures not only on tours and of myself and my friends, but also of random people and details that others may not have noticed. The judging will take place later in the spring, and contest photos are displayed in the Daily Room in Durick Library.
I took at least 1000 photos or more abroad, so needless to say, the elimination process was tough. With the help of some of my friends, I was able to narrow it down to the three pictures I would enter. Here are the three I have chosen. The descriptions accompanying them are also the descriptions I also provided on my entrance forms.
People and the Human Spirit:
The Essence of Study Abroad:
To see last year's contest winners, please click here.
Hope you enjoy the photos! I'm really excited for the contest and curious to see what the other returnees entered.
If you have any questions about studying abroad or about my life in general at St. Michael's, do not hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tweet me (@LizMurraySMC) or ask me a question on Formspring (lizmurray3).