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International photo contest winners announced

International photo contest winners announced

11/22/2022 

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

Romina_Frenzel-Niagara-Falls.jpg


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


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