Office of International Programs Announces Photo Contest Winners

By Kate Meyer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Winners have been selected for an annual photo contest conducted by the Office of International Programs Global Learning Department.

To be eligible, entries must come from a WSU student who completed his/her education abroad program within the last 365 days.

This year’s winners will have their photographs displayed inside Bryan Hall during the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Amelia Brown (category: Educational Moments; location: Lemaire Channel, Antarctica)
  • Brenna Hendrickson (category: Landmarks and Landscapes; location: Zermatt, Switzerland)
  • Gina McNulty (category: Cougar Pride Goes Global; location: Argentina)
  • Nicholas Semrau (category: Windows to the World; location: Argentina)
  • Dylan Tarver (category: Discovering Local Culture; location: Prague, Czech Republic)

brown_antarcticaBrown named her photo “Wildlife Sighting Antarctic Style” and commented, “This photograph was taken on one of the wildlife observing expeditions we went on in Antarctica. On these expeditions we got to observe Penguins, other common birds, and a few different types of seals. We also were able to see the effects of glaciation and global warming first hand. We had spent all fall semester learning about topics such as these so it was very impactful to see all of this first hand.”

hendrickson_switzerlandWhile on the Carson College of Business Faculty Led program to Switzerland, Hendrickson snapped her shot, and spoke about the Matterhorn as a place that “takes your breath away and makes you blind, because of the altitude and the sun reflecting off the snow. We had fun playing in the snow and going on an adventure around Zermatt, Switzerland.”

mcnulty_argentinaCougar Pride runs high in McNulty, just like the love of seeing the world. She is sporting the flag during one of her many excursions outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on her spring program.

semrau_argentinaSemrau submitted this photo of the “Garganta de Diablo,” or the Devil’s Throat waterfall in Argentina. Reflecting on this experience, Semrau said, “This picture represents the beautiful and wild spirit of the jungle, the waterfalls and all that inhabit this ecosystem. Sadly, this ecosystem has seen some bad days specifically speaking about the problem of deforestation and the chemicals that enter the river as a result. I learned what sort of steps I can take to help raise awareness for this problem and how to promote change.

tarver_czechrepublicTarver, also participating in the Switzerland program, found time to explore Europe and his shot in Prague. “Europe has endless history, beautiful architecture, and street performers,” he said. “In Prague, they had some street acts that I had never seen before. This bubble act was one of them. The locals in Prague were very creative and captured the attention of many people. This photo showcases Prague’s personality in a way that makes you feel Czech culture.”