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International photo contest winners announced


SUNY Cortland’s International Programs Office recently announced the winners of its Fall 2022 photo contest.

In total, 26 student photos were recognized across five categories, with more than 400 votes cast by campus community members for popular choice photos.

Submissions represented experiences abroad as well as domestic travel. Study abroad resumed during the 2021-22 academic year after a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university’s International Programs Office currently manages 40-plus study abroad partnerships while helping Cortland students connect with hundreds of additional opportunities throughout the SUNY system. More than 70 international students representing 24 countries also are enrolled at Cortland.

Award winners are included below.

World as Your Classroom Category

First place: Christopher Fernandez, Turkish Laborer, Yozgat Province, Turkey

Black and white image of a Turkish laborer working in a field

Runner-up: Tyler Leote, Deck of Cards, Cobh, Ireland

Row of houses and large church in Cobh, Ireland

Popular choice: Joseph Santangelo, Biodiversity Sampling in La Selva, Pueto Viego, Costa Rica

Student pictured under a giant tree in Costa Rica

Honorable mention: Liam Grill, Musée Rodin du Jardin, Paris, France

Musée Rodin du Jardin pictured behind flowers

Honorable mention: Chloe Loewenguth, Viewing the Art, Florence, Italy

Student viewing portraits on a wall in art gallery

Capture the Moment Category

First place: Kaspar Kolja Grosse, Colorado Mountain Street, Colorado

Student looking out at mountains in Colorado

Runner-up: Antonia Blanke, End of the Rainbow, Niagara Falls, NY

Students in rain jackets near Niagara Falls

Popular choice: Muhammet Altunsoy, Adventure, Greek Peak, Cortland, NY

Student and family in background at Greek Peak Adventure Center

Honorable mention: Kelly Tait, The Sky is the Limit, Glen Falls, NY

Student smiling with hot air balloons in the background

Honorable mention: Katja Galle, The Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 

Student looking out at Letchworth State Park

The Faces of Study Abroad Category

First place: Regan Goger, Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland

Student outside Blarney Castle in Ireland

Runner-up: Jessica Boodhoo, The Climb, Fortuna, Costa Rica

Student posing near mountains in Costa Rica

Popular choice: Meagan Conway, Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point, Australia

Student smiling in front of Brisbane River in Australia

Honorable mention: Kylea Skinner, This is Not Mars, Málaga, Spain

Two students pictured in Salamanca, Spain

Honorable mention: Maria Keeney, My 21st Birthday in Paris, Paris, France

Student pictured with Eiffel Tower in the background

World of Wonder Category

First place: Romina Frenzel, The Rainbows, Niagara Falls, NY


Runner-up: Justus Brinkman, Three New York t-shirts for $10.99, New York City, NY

T-shirt store in New York City

Popular choice: Laura Gonzalez, Not Only a “Concrete Jungle,” Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY

Landscape of Letchworth State Park

Honorable mention: Deborah Seipp, Set in Stone, Lake Ontario, NY

Stones pictured at Lake Ontario

Honorable mention: Elliot Booth, Colorado Mountain Road, Colorado

Landscape view of road near Colorado mountains

Honorable mention: Chika Sato, Untitled

View of sunset behind buildings

Live Like a Local Category

First place: Tara Mirza, Khan El Kahlili, Cairo, Egypt 

Two students in Cairo, Egypt

Runner-up: Gloria Daillet, Working at Bookmark, Memorial Library, Cortland, NY

Students working at the Bookmark Cafe with pumpkins

Popular choice: Sophia Romano, Rainy London Nights, London, England

Person covering up during rain showers in London

Honorable mention: Briance Love, Friends, Hawaii

Hawaii ecotourism class pictured with Cortland banner

Honorable mention: Rebekka Stellwag, Waterfalls at its Best, Enfield Creek, NY

Student pictured near waterfall at Enfield Creek