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Global Education Photo Contest

Global Travel Photo Contest 2017

And the winners of the Photo Contest are:

1st Place: Xia Gannaway (student) for "Monasteries for Buddhist Nuns" Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

Photograph of mountains in the distance blue sky and clouds with monasteries in the foregroundClick on image to see actual size of photo

2nd Place: Shelly Pangburn (IT HelpDesk II) for "Woman and Phone Booths", London, England

Statue of woman with iconic British red phone booths in the backgroundClick on image to see actual size of photo

3rd Place: Alysha Harris (student) for "The Elusive Iguana", El Valle de Anton, Panama

Bright green Iguana surrounded by green leafy foliageClick on image to see actual size of photo

Audience Favorite: Laurie Manley (Programmer Analyst III) for “Riflessioni di Venezia (Reflections of Venice)”, Venice, Italy

Reflections of Venice, Venice, Italy Click on image to see actual size of photo

Congratulations to the winners and all of the students, faculty, and staff who participated! 

To all Staff/Faculty/Students:

Have you traveled abroad this year and snapped some great pictures of your experiences?  Why not share them by entering in our Global Education Travel Photo Contest?  You might be selected to show them on campus and win a prize!  Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.

How do I submit my photo/s? 

You can submit up to two photos by attaching them in an email to  We recommend you send your pictures as a jpeg file in the highest resolution possible (original) for best quality.  Name your file using your first and last name and the number 1 and 2 (if sending two photos).  Example: johndoe1.jpg.  Make sure to attach the entry form as well (see below).

How will I know if my photos are selected?  

Artists will be notified in an email by September 22 if their photo/s have been selected to be on display in the Locke Library Gallery located on the lower level.  The photos will be displayed in mid October.   Selected photos will be printed, minimally matted, and hung by the Global Education Committee, unless the artist prefers to mat/frame their own work (please indicate this on the entry form). 

Will there be a reception?

A formal reception to officially open the show is scheduled for October 18 from 1-2:00 pm in the Lobby of the Don C. Locke Library.  Artists are encouraged to attend the reception to discuss their photos and experiences abroad.  Light refreshments will be served so artists, please feel free to invite your family and friends!

What type of prizes will be awarded in the contest? 

Photos will be judged and selected by a panel.  Prizes and ribbons for First, second, and third place will be awarded during the reception.  There will also be a chance at the reception to vote for the photo that you like best!  Ballots will be available during the reception and the winner will also be announced when the prizes are awarded.

Good Luck!

Click on the link to access the entry form: *Global Travel Photo Contest Entry Form

*This is a fillable form but Adobe Reader DC is needed to view it.  Or you can just print the form and fill it out.

Last Year's Winners!

1st prize: John Bennett for "Elderly Woman Cooking Food on a Boat", Ratchaburi Province, Thailand

2nd prize: Abby Cantrell for "Zebras on the Mara", Kenya

3rd prize: Kailey Nilsson for "Dettifoss, Largest Waterfall in Europe", Northeast Iceland

and the Audience Favorite: Jenna Douglass for "Lea McLeod, the Lone Piper", Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Thanks to all of our participants, their family and friends, and all of the visitors that came out to the reception, which was a success! 

Thai woman selling food on a boat to a local Thai man wearing a USA jacket Zebras standing in a grassy field with trees in the far distance A waterfall in Iceland depicting rocks and a rainbow A man in full kilt costume playing a bagpipe with Eilean Donan Castle in the background

*Click on pictures to see larger image.