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2023 International photo contest winners announced.

The UNMC Office of Global Engagement has announced the winners of its second international photo contest.

The contest had 9 employees and 13 student/resident participants, for a total of 60 photos submitted.

The international photos were judged based on originality and creativity, photographic quality, and communication of culture and place. This year, the contest had three categories for submissions: Cityscapes, landscapes, and people/animals, with first-prize winners for each division.

"The submitted photos capture the essence of cultural exchange, inviting us to explore the world through the lenses of talented photographers on campus," said Jane Meza, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement. " The international photo contest is a reminder of the beauty and diversity that exists beyond our own borders."

The winners are:

Grand prize winner:

  • Devashri Gandhi, " Purity of Soul "

Student/resident winners:

  • Cityscape 1st: Arthur Lanoux-Nguyen, " A Bird's Eye View "
  • Landscape 1st: Benjamin Mcintire, " Sunrise on the Ruaha River "
  • People/Animal 1st: Dipanwita Das, " Happiness"
  • Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Nazaire Essam Nikodo, " The Bounty of the Sea"
  • Honorable Mention: Samiksha Raut, " Harmony in Impermanence: A Spiritual Landscape of Ladakh"
  • Honorable Mention: Enakshi Roy, " The World Is in Our Hands: Green George"

Employee winners:

  • Cityscape 1st: Mark Vazquez, " Coughing Area"
  • Landscape 1st: Irving Zucker, " Croatian Coast "
  • People/Animal 1st: Ariano Barboza, " Family on the River"
  • Honorable Mention: Rich Watson, " Looking for Dinner"
  • Honorable Mention: Irving Zucker, " Angor Wat"
  • Honorable Mention: Ariano Barboza, “My Guide Home”
  • Honorable Mention: Irving Zucker, “Houseboat in Cambodia”
  • Honorable Mention: Heidi Kaschke, “Protector”
View all of the 2023 submitted photos here.

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