MSUToday
Published: Dec. 28, 2011

2011 Global Focus Photo Contest winners announced

Contact(s): Stephanie Motschenbacher Advancement office: (517) 884-1129 cell: (517) 648-9945 motsche3@msu.edu

EAST LANSING, Mich. –This year's Global Focus photography competition winners have been chosen and will be framed and on display soon in the International Center lobby. 

The contest, which has for more than a decade taken entries from students, faculty, staff and alumni, allows members of the MSU community to share their international experiences through photographs. Taken on study abroad, business trips or personal ventures, the hundreds of photographs sent in to International Studies and Programs are narrowed down to a first, second and third place in each category.

First place went to a photograph of three young boys in a window watching the street below in Bhutan by mechanical engineering alumnus Donald Roberts titled "Watching the Festival;" a tranquil image titled "Boat House" by technology instructor Sean Leahy; and nutritional sciences student Ryan Walker's "Mt. Bromo Sunrise."

First, second and third place winners are chosen by a panel of three judges from across the university, but there is also the "People's Choice" award which is determined by the public. Photos were posted in online galleries where the public could vote for their favorite one.

"People’s Choice" winners were "Pre-dawn on the Ganges" by social science alumnus Glenn Detrick, associate professor of Hispanic studies Rocio Quispe-Agnoli's "Dawn by the Sundial" and nutritional sciences junior Zachary Gaudette's "The Roof of Africa."

These pictures, along with the second and third places from each category, will be featured in publications and Web sites by contest co-sponsors International Studies and Programs and the MSU Alumni Association to promote international awareness and understanding.

To see this year's Global Focus winners, click here.

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