The 2016 Photo Contest Theme is "Engaging with the Host Community & Culture"
Entries were judged on the ability to convey a cross-cultural experience through "Engaging with Host Community & Culture" in a single photograph. Entries were accepted from University of Memphis (U of M) students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have had an international experience within the last year.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), and 3rd ($50)!
The deadline to submit an entry is Friday, October 14, 2016.Photo Contest Application
Entries will be on display at the Ned R. McWherter Library Rotunda during International Education Week, November 14 - 18, 2016.
MASICORP - 1st Place
Cape Town, South Africa
By Faith Keating
We were given the opportunity in the township to look at Masicorps' feeding programs for this poverty stricken community. A beautiful and profound experience I will never forget. The children were very spirited. They were so full of life and joy and their smiles were contagious. They LOVED clapping hands and singing we wish you a Merry Christmas to us. It was the only song they knew in English.
URBAN MEETS AGRICULTURE - 2nd Place
By Ashley Espinoza
We had just toured and learned about the Simeto River and its importance to the region and its community. I never included animals into the term "community", until we came across this herd of sheep on their way down to the Simeto River, as we were leaving.
||KANGAROO ENCOUNTERS - 3rd Place
Lone Pine Sanctuary, Brisbane, Australia
By Ashley Gagnon
From the outside looking in, this photo seems to be about an encounter with one of Australia's national animals, the kangaroo. However, this photo has great significance to me because not only was it the first time I was able to feed and play with kangaroos in the open, it was also the moment when Australia started to feel like home.
SYMBOLIC VICTORY OF GOD OVER EVIL - People's Choice Award
By Hitesh Adhikari
The photo signifies the cross- cultural celebration. The photo was taken nearby Basantapur, Nepal which is one of the historical places in Nepal. The occasion is the Holi festival, one of the great festivals celebrated by the Nepalese people. Holi is the ancient Hindu festival also known as festival of love or festival of color. This is celebrated as a symbolic victory of god over evil.
COMMON GROUND IN JAPAN - People's Choice Honorable Mention
By Lori Lester
After a mountain hike to reach Kiyomizu-dera Temple, study abroad student encounters women dressed in yukatas (summer kimonos) and bonds over mutual love of Memphis music artist Justin Timberlake.