Adam Birkan earned first place in the "Nature" category with "War Paint," which he snapped in Zambia.
Photographer: Adam Birkan
"Hands for Helping," by Lauren Nolan, won the "My Vantage Point" category. The shot depicts a scene at the Chikumbuso Widows Orphans Project in Zambia.
Photographer: Lauren Nolan
"Canopy," by Susan Pomar in Costa Rica, won the "Send Me There" category.
Photographer: Susan Pomar
May 10, 2012
From staff reports
Winners of the 2012 Office of Education Abroad International Photography Contest will be recognized Monday at an open house reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Court Street Coffee, located at 67 S. Court St.
The Ohio University community is invited to meet and mingle with the photographers and judges over coffee and baked goods, while perusing more than 200 photos taken by OHIO students around the world. The event kicks off a week's worth of international programming, as part of the University's annual International Week celebration.
"The goal of the International Photography Contest is to highlight the international experiences and culture at OHIO, and we hope to inspire others to embark on international journeys of their own," said Lourdes Gómez, a graduate assistant with the Office of Education Abroad.
Co-sponsored by Lamborn’s Studio and Court Street Coffee, OHIO's International Photography Contest is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. This year's winners by category include:
Scott Marx, Campo San Maria Formosa (Italy)
Bobcat Pride Abroad
Vincent Harris, Hat for Lunch (Honduras)
My Vantage Point
Lauren Nolan, Hands for Helping (Zambia)
Adam Birkan, WarPaint-bushcamp (Zambia)
Molly Nocheck, No title (Zambia)
Send me there!
Susan Pomar, Canopy (Costa Rica)
Natalie Kuhn, Serenity
Three photography professionals judged the entries. In addition, the "People’s Choice" leg of the contest allowed Facebook users to vote on their favorite photo and select their favorite submission.
Winners in each category were professionally framed by Lamborn's Studio and Custom Framing.
According to Gómez, Monday's reception serves as a way for students and other members of the OHIO community to come together and share their experiences through images and conversation.
Images will be on display at Court Street Coffee throughout the month of May.