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International student photo contest winners selected

International student photo contest winners selected

11/23/2021 

Many SUNY Cortland international students recently were recognized for fun and interesting photographs documenting their experiences while studying in the United States.

Twenty students submitted photos for the annual contest organized by the university’s International Programs Office. Cities including New York City, Miami and Toronto were represented in photographs. A full gallery of the winning entries can be found online, under the Photo and Video Contest tab.

Photos covered three categories: “capture the moment” encouraged submissions showing unique study abroad experiences; “world of wonder” offered creative or artistic views of landscapes and other small details; and “live like a local” invited photos of local adventures.

More than 400 people from around the world selected a popular choice entry for each category. First-prize and runner-up selections were chosen by a committee of SUNY Cortland faculty, staff and students. 

The full list of winners is pasted below.


Fall 2021 International Student Photo Contest Winners

Capture the Moment Category

International student Katharina Thies in New York City

First Prize

Katharina Thies

Title: Above the roof of New York City

Location: New York City

Diya Digvijay Singh

Runner-up

Diya Digvijay Singh

Title: NYC

Location: Times Square, New York City

Muhammet_Altunsoy 

Popular Choice

Muhammet Altunsoy

Title: Niagara Falls

Location: Buffalo

Nethravathi _Bhupath

Honorable Mention

Nethravathi Bhupathi

Title: Liberty

Location: New York City

Ludwig_Degmayr

Honorable Mention

Ludwig Degmayr

Title: A bridge to a bigger world

Location: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City


World of Wonder Category

Photo of Niagara Falls taken by international student Ardesian Binjakaj

First Prize

Ardesian Binjakaj

Title: Skypierce

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Louisa_Pfisterer

Runner-up

Student Name: Louisa Pfisterer

Title: Beach sunrise

Location: South Beach, Miami

Jonas_Zantis

Popular Choice

Jonas Zantis

Title: Strolling through Buffalo

Location: Buffalo

Leonard Finke

Honorable Mention

Leonard Finke

Title: Toronto skyline

Location: Toronto

Merlin _Moschkau

Honorable Mention

Merlin Moschkau

Title: Panorama of Raquette Lake

Location: Raquette Lake, NY


Live Like a Local Category

International student William Gereke picking apples

First Prize

William Gereke

Title: The proper technique for apple picking

Location: New York

Rebecca_Blomenkamp

Runner-up

Rebecca Blomenkamp

Title: White water rafting

Location: New York

deepna _karan

Popular Choice

Deepna Karan

Title: Friends

Location: Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, Lafayette, NY

Fahima_Aqtar

Honorable Mention

Fahima Aqtar

Title: Beauty in diversity

Location: Taughannock Falls, Ithaca, NY

Katharina _Ammann

Honorable Mention

Katharina Ammann

Title: Titanic

Location: Niagara Falls, NY


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