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Photo Contest 2013

Finalist Entries 2013

Click the image to see a larger version. Pick your three favorites, and vote for them in the poll at the bottom of the page.



  • 1
    Stromboli by Steven Bezzio (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Stromboli" by Steven Bezzio (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 2
    Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 2013 by Gabriela Cociuba (3rd Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte", 2013 by Gabriela Cociuba (3rd Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 3
    Le Api Siciliane (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) by Alexis Jensen (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Le Api Siciliane" (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) by Alexis Jensen (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 4
    Lyon, France by Kelsey Ann Bourn (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Lyon, France" by Kelsey Ann Bourn (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 5
    Vicini (Siena, Italy) by Laura Lampe (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Vicini" (Siena, Italy) by Laura Lampe (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 6
    Sicilia, Rome and Rogliano program photo by Kimberly Lindgren (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    Sicilia, Rome and Rogliano program photo by Kimberly Lindgren (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 7
    Princess Weekend (Château de Saumur) by Mackenzie Kuipers (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Princess Weekend", Château de Saumur by Mackenzie Kuipers (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 8
    The Island of Color (Burano,Italy) by Mackenzie Altig (1st Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "The Island of Color" (Burano,Italy) by Mackenzie Altig (1st Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 9
    Portofino Sea (Portofino, Italy) by Mackenzie Altig (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Portofino Sea" (Portofino, Italy) by Mackenzie Altig (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 10
    French Lilypads (Semur-en-Auxois, France) by Lauren Moses  (2nd Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "French Lilypads" (Semur-en-Auxois, France) by Lauren Moses (2nd Place Winner - 2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 11
    "The Tourists Reign" by Jordan Rixon (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "The Tourists Reign" by Jordan Rixon (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 12
    "Cinque Terre" by Liuyi Wang (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Cinque Terre" by Liuyi Wang (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 13
    "Locked Love" by Esther Chang (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 14
    "Musee D Orsay" (Paris) by Jasmin Worden (2013 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 15
    "Institut de France" by Gabriela Cociuba (2013 FIS Photo Contest)
    "Institut de France" by Gabriela Cociuba (2013 FIS Photo Contest)

Online Voting

We have narrowed down the selection of FIS photo contest entries to the top 15.

Please help us determine our top prize winners by voting for the top three entries, in no particular order. Entries receiving the greatest number of votes will receive gift cards from the University Bookstore: 1st prize - $100; 2nd prize - $50; 3rd prize - $25.

Remember, photos should depict or capture the experience of contact with a French- or Italian-speaking culture or land.

Voting will be open from Nov. 19-Nov. 21, 2013. A UW netid is required to vote; maximum of one vote per person.

An open house with refreshments will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 4:00-5:30pm in the French & Italian Studies wing of Padelford Hall (PDL 2nd floor, C-wing) to showcase the top 15 entries and honor our prize winners. This is a great chance to meet other students in French & Italian Studies, find out about upcoming courses, and to get to know department faculty.

The voting period has ended.  Please stay tuned to learn the results of our contest!

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