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Summer Photo Competition

July 16, 2018

WINNERS – 2018 Summer Photo Competition

 We asked UW students traveling abroad in Europe to send us their favorite photos from their travels. We received so many wonderful submissions, and had a really difficult time picking only three! We’ve featured our favorite submissions below, with a little information about where they were taken.

Please feel free to share your photos with CWES at any time! We love seeing where you’ve been. You can also tag us on Instagram (@cweseuc)!

Best Photo: Artistic Excellence

Meteora, Greece
By: Hongyi Yan, Junior, Philosophy
“This picture was taken at Meteora, Greece. It is the place with a monastery on an isolated tall rock, and was constructed during the 15th century. I went there with several of my friends during the weekend when we were studying in Athens.” (Hongyi is part of the Greek Study Abroad program through CWES.)

Best Photo: Quintessential Europe

Budapest, Hungary
By: Brooke Manning, Junior, Communication/International Studies
“I took this photo when visiting my father in Hungary. There were protests against the government at the time, and we decided to photograph the marches – this photo actually came from my test shots as I was setting up for the protesters to go by. I love Budapest, since even with the occasional political turmoil, it still remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Best Photo: The Traveler

Lisbon, Portugal
By: Saranda Ross, 2nd Year Law

“I’m here in Lisbon studying Portuguese on a summer FLAS award and one of the first things I did was rent a bike to explore the city (i.e., get lost). This photo was taken in the Alfama neighborhood – one of the oldest districts in Lisbon and my favorite area so far.”


See some of our other excellent submissions below: