Interested in submitting photos to the 2018 OIE Photo Contest? Click here!
2017’s contest had over 450 entries and the competition was fierce! Check out the winner below!
There are four main categories, plus a Buzzing Abroad Winner:
Best Culture Experience
Best Ramblin’ Abroad (showcases GT spirit while studying abroad)
Buzzing Abroad – student photo taken on a GT study abroad program with the most Instagram likes and the hashtag #buzzingabroad
Each category has a winner who is a GT student who went on a GT Study Abroad program (Education Abroad) and a winner who is an international student studying here at GT (ISSS).
Hope you enjoy! Follow us on Instagram at @gtabroad to see awesome student photos every day!
Dalton Touchberry – ‘The Bubble Man’ – GT-Lorraine (France); Innsbruck, Austria
“Walking through the streets of Innsbruck, we happened upon this man, standing in the city square with his bubble contraption. I couldn’t miss capturing this moment – with the city and alps in the background and this guy with his bubbles in the foreground, it felt so surreal! For a moment I’m sure I felt just like the kids running around through his bubbles.” Winner – Best Cultural Experience (Education Abroad)
Ruthvik Chandrasekaran – ‘Fourth of July Fireworks’ – Atlanta, GA. Winner – Best Cultural Experience (ISSS)
Samuel Stewart – ‘Amsterdam Pillow Fight’ – GT-Lorraine (France); Amsterdam, Netherlands
“You never know what you will stumble upon while walking through a new city. A giant pillow fight is just one of the many possibilities. This pillow fight, that sent feathers flying and strewn everywhere, was part of an animals’ rights demonstration.” Winner – Best Metro/Urban (Education Abroad)
Gulshan Kumar – ‘Future Reflecting History’ – BC in the UK Summer Program; Glasgow, Scotland
“While roaming around the city of Glasgow, an interesting angle was created between my camera and these couple of buildings. Subject of the image was a modern building totally covered by reflecting façade. But history never leave anything without its impression. Alongside was an ancient church building leaving an perfect blend of future and past within the same frame. Loved it.” Winner – Best Metro/Urban (ISSS)
Olivia Lodise – ‘Palace of Natural Art’ – Chinese LBAT; Guilin, China
“Guilin’s Reed Flute Cave was only rediscovered not long ago when the Chinese were hiding from the Japanese. This cave not only provided refuge, but peace. Its beauty is enhanced by colorful lights that also reflect in the water.” Winner – Best Landscape (Education Abroad)
Pooja Rao – ‘Stairways to Heaven’ – Dazhi, China
“Relatively devoid of tourists, these remote rice terraces in the Longsheng region were built between the 1200s and 1900s, during Yuan and Qing dynasties, and are an amazing example of the hard work of the Chinese people.” Winner – Best Landscape (ISSS)
Tyler Talbot – ‘Buzz and the best Henge in Britain’ – ChBE in London Summer Program; Stonehenge, England
“Buzz went wherever we went in the United Kingdom, even to what’s known worldwide to be one of the finest henges ever constructed by human(?) hands.” Winner – Best Ramblin’ Abroad (Education Abroad)
Soon Ong – ‘Not Studying Here!’ – Oxford Summer Program; Venice, Italy
“This photo was taken at Libreria Acqua Alta, a bookstore in Venice, Italy. This peculiar bookstore keeps its books in boats and bathtubs to prevent them from being damaged by Venice’s constant flooding. A tall stack of books at the back of the store is a great place for photo opportunities.” Winner – Best Ramblin’ Abroad (ISSS)
Buzzing Abroad Winner: Halle Bryan – ‘When in Salzburg’