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Photo Contest 2015

Finalist Entries 2015

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  • Woman standing atop misty summit of Mt. Pele, arms outstretched
    18 "Summit of Mt. Pele" (Martinique)

  • Pantheon under the light of the moon
    14 "Pantheon Under the Moon" (Rome, Italy)

  • View of Eiffel Tower from the base of one of the four legs
    13 "La Tour" (Paris, France)

  • View of refugees from inside the bottom of a small, blue wooden boat
    15 "En Route" (Senegal - Casamance Region)

  • Buildings in Venice, shot through a chain link fence
    04 "Framing Venice" (Venice, Italy)

  • Tree-sized swizzle sticks, an art installation in Martinique
    17 "Bois de Lélé" (Martinique)

  • Young woman on the shores below Mon St. Michel
    07 "Il faut profiter" (Mont St. Michel; Nantes, France)

  • The Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
    11 "Grand Canal" (Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Italy)

  • Glass pyramid at the Louvre, Paris, France
    05 "La Pyramide Du Louvre" (Paris, France)

  • Looking down on the tidal flats from Mon St. Michel
    10 "Tourists and Tides" (Mont St. Michel; Nantes, France)

  • Buildings along the sea cliffs at Manarola, Italy
    06 "Life on the Edge" (Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy)

  • Community fishing on the shores of St. Pierre, Martinique
    02 "Community Fishing in St. Pierre" (Martinique)

  • Train station in Lyon, France
    01 "Les Voies Ferrées" (Lyon, France)

  • Person walking across Morocco in a bright blue Muslim dress
    03 "Morocco" (Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco)

  • Sign hanging from Paris balcony, "We are Charlie" in French.
    09 "We Are Charlie" (Lyon, France)

  • 20-some-year-old man shimming up in narrow alley between two Venetian buildings
    12 "La Strada Piccola in Venezia" (Venice, Italy)

  • Bridge with statues at Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
    16 "Roman Guardians" (Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy)

  • Fishing on the shores of Senegal
    08 "Coucher de Soleil à Ziguinchor" (Senegal - Casamance Region)

Online Voting

We have narrowed down the selection of FIS photo contest entries to the top 18.

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.

An open house with refreshments will be held on Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00-5:30pm in the French & Italian Studies wing of Padelford Hall (PDL 2nd floor, C-wing) to showcase the top 18 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 18, 2015.  Thanks for your interest!

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