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2017 Luke Somers Photo Contest Winners

October 6, 2017

The Office of International Education has announced the winners of the fall 2017 Luke Somers’08 Memorial Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. The annual contest honors Somers, a photojournalist with an insatiable wanderlust and commitment to understanding and serving the world by telling its stories. Check out the cool photos and descriptions here.

First place

First place

Title: Isle of Skye 2017

Photographer: Oona Fisher Campbell’18

Place: Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Program: University of Edinburgh

When: Spring 2017

"Taken on a trip to the Isle of Skye while studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh."

Second place

Runner Up and Facebook favorite

Title: Sunrise on Aoraki

Photographer: Josephine Hirsch’18

Place: Aoraki, Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand

Program: University of Otago

When: Spring 2017

"A friend and I hiked up the steepest, slipperiest trail I had ever been up, spent the night in the freezing cold, and had the sorest legs ever, but it was all worth it to get a glimpse of this glorious sunrise in the blistering wind."

Third Place

Third Place

Title: Roys Peak Summit

Photographer: Julia Ring’18

Place: Wanaka, New Zealand

Program: University of Otago

When: Spring 2017

"After a grueling four-hour climb to the summit of Roys Peak, one of my travel partners and friends I met while abroad stands on a ledge, arms up in victory after finishing more than 4,100 ft. in elevation gain."