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Photo Contest 2014

Finalist Entries 2014

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  • 1
    Black and white image of an older man pouring wine from a coffee percolator
    "Tutto Fatto in Casa" (Rome, Italy) by Alissa Anderson (1st Place Winner - 2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 2
    "Hotel de Sully" (Paris, France) by Alexandra Baldwin (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 3
    "Venetian Streets" (Venice, Italy) by Spencer Bowen (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 4
    "Guardie Svizzere del Vaticano" (Vatican City, Italy) by Christine Chen (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 5
    "Venezia" (Venice, Italy) by Christine Chen (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 6
    "Notre Dame de Paris" (Paris, France) by Haley Durslag (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 7
    "Dock Across Campanile di San Marco" (Venice, Italy) by Amy Gallagher (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 8
    Eiffel Tower at night
    "Eiffel Tower at Night with Lights" (Paris, France) by Amy Gallagher (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 9
    "Sunrise of Chaouen" (Chefchaouen, Morocco) by Martin Horst (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 10
    Sunset along the Roman waterfront.
    "Roman Sunset" (Rome, Italy) by Elizabeth Kimn (3rd Place Winner - 2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 11
    "UW Students at Chateau Chenonceau" (Chateau de Chenonceau, France) by Elizabeth Kimn (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 12
    "Firefly in Nice" (Nice, France) by Kyle Martin (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 13
    "Le Volcan Mont Pelee" (St. Pierre, Martinique) by Shawna Proske (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 14
    "A Strasbourg Afternoon" (Strasbourg, France) by Beni Ransom (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 15
    "Riomaggiore, Italy" (Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy) by Natalie Riel (2nd Place Winner - 2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 16
    "Kayaking the Herault River" (Pont du Diable, Aniane, France) by Natalie Riel (2014 FIS Photo Contest)


  • 17
    "Fountain Rogliano" (Rogliano, Italy) by Terence Christopher (2014 FIS Photo Contest)

Online Voting

We have narrowed down the selection of FIS photo contest entries to the top 17.

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 is open until November 19 at 3PM. A UW netid is required to vote; maximum of one vote per person.

An open house with refreshments will be held on Wednesday, November 19 from 4:00-5:30pm in the French & Italian Studies wing of Padelford Hall (PDL 2nd floor, C-wing) to showcase the top 17 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.

Voting was closed at 3:00pm on November 19, 2014.  Thanks for your interest!

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