International photo, poster contest winners unveiled
A photograph of women at an outdoor bread stall in Tajikistan took the top prize in the seventh annual international photo contest sponsored by International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Kamil Edil, a graduate student in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, took first place for his work “Central Asian Bread.” Second place went to Kevin Hill, a sophomore in accounting for “Bridge/Water,” which he took in Venice, Italy. Third place went to Kai Wang, a graduate student in business administration, for “Morning in the Little Town,” which was taken in Fenghuang, China.
Honorable mentions are: Karandeep Pujji, Kamil Edil, Tedan Hu, Shaun Tay Canady, Injeong Jeon, Jie Shi, Leanna Bales, Patrick Schisler, Yang Zong, Kelly Merritt, Robert M. Sears II, Ganesh K.C. and Jann Rigell.
Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to send in their photos from around the world for the photo contest, but only students could place in the top three. Students also were asked to come up with creative, original posters to promote the study abroad program at UMSL.
The winners were selected from a field of 130 entries.
Poster contest winners are: first place, Mohammed Alshbeki, a junior in business administration; second place, Kyle Weinkein, senior in media studies; and third place, Amanda Obenhaus, a senior in media studies. The winners were selected from a field of 25 entries, all UMSL students.
The winning posters will be placed around campus. For each contest, the first through third place winners received $100, $75 and $50, respectively.
The winning entries and honorable mentions from both contests will be displayed at Gallery Visio at UMSL April 5-19, with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 5.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Gallery Visio is a student-run art space in 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL’s North Campus. Regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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