The annual global photo contest drew more than 150 submissions from the Elon community, capturing moments of global engagement all over the world.
A selection from the more than 150 entries in this year’s global photo contest are now on display in The Oak House.
Five students won this year’s contest, including a grand prize of a flight voucher courtesy of Aladdin Travel, and gift cards to The Oak House for category winners.
Elon students, faculty, and staff submitted to three categories:
Stories: Photos that tell the story of global engagement and engaged learning.
States: Photos that demonstrate moments of cultural difference within the United States.
Scenes: Photos that capture captivating sights around the world.
Winning photos, determined by tallying reactions on Facebook, are:
Overall: Gabby Vance ’18, Berlin, Germany
Stories category: Alexandra Pirsos ’21, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
States category: Emily Grom Current ’18, St. Augustine, Florida
Scenes category: Caroline Cirby ’19, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Iceland
The contest also features a Global Education Center (GEC) staff pick, which is the photo that best reflects the power and purpose of international education according to the department.
GEC staff pick: Sarah Stone ’19, Seville, Spain
For the first time, the global photo contest features a gallery on display at The Oak House. This year’s winning photos are joined by an Oak House pick and a GEC communications team pick.
Oak House pick: Serena Archer ’19, Florence, Italy
GEC communications team pick: Lara Yeast ’19, Capri, Italy
The gallery is available through commencement, until the global photo contest returns next April.