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2012 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2012 Photo Contest winners. The following images were judged as best reflecting the study abroad experience out of all the entries submitted. IU students who studied abroad anytime during the 2011-2012 academic year or summer 2012 were eligible to enter the contest. First through third prizes were awarded in two categories: People and Places.

Thank you to our 2012 prize package sponsors: Baked!, Bloomington Bagel Co., Book Corner, Bub’s, Five Guys, Global Gifts, Mother Bear’s, Noodles & Co. and Penn Station.

1st Place Winners

Places, First Place

Street in La Boca, Buenos Aires
Colette Robinson


People 1

Students Alice Knipstine, Anne Carney Raines, and Ryan Menary enjoy personal pizzas in downtown Florence
Matt Gehl

  • Photo Location: Florence, Italy
  • Program: Florence
  • Term: Summer 2012

2nd Place Winners

Places, Second Place

Glacier water reservoir near the top of the peaks Monch, Eiger, and Jungfrau in Switzerland
Ali Fifer

  • Photo Location: Switzerland
  • Program: Barcelona IES
  • Term: Summer 2012

People, Second Place

Photographer on a mountain, taking pictures of farms in the distance.
Madeline Madrigal

3rd Place Winners

Places, Third Place

Path to Claude Monet's House in Giverny, France
Evan Ottenfeld

  • Photo Location: Giverny, France
  • Program: Madrid IU
  • Term: Academic Year 2011-12

People, Third Place

IU student Max Vandermark honors IU and IUBB on the John Lennon wall in Prague
Sean Jordan

  • Photo Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program: Barcelona-IES
  • Term: Summer 2012

It is hard to overstate the influence this travel has had on me, on who I am today. It has shaped my world view, what I find interesting, and what I think about.”

-Dionissi Aliprantis, IU Overseas Study Participant, Greece