Tea plantation in Malaysia

2018 Photo Contest Winners

    1st Prize Winner

    Language of Laughter—Moua Clan Village in Maguan, Guizhou, China

    Vicky Yang

    Women, three in traditional dress, one in moidern dress, sit together and laugh

    Speaking Hmong has always been a struggle for me. But here in this moment, I realized that it was absolutely okay that I couldn't, because despite not knowing how to speak Hmong "perfectly," nothing unites a group of people more than the language of laughter.

     

    2nd Prize Winner

    Eiffel Tower Sunset—Paris on the Arc de Triomphe

    Greta Fix

    Cityscape of Paris, including Eiffel Tower, at sunset

    >After a rainy, dreary day in Paris full of culture shock and jet lag, we decided to climb to the top of the Arc si Triumph and saw the most stunning sunset I have ever seen (and probably ever will see).

     

    3rd Prize Winner

    The Shepherd—Denkanikota, Tamil Nadu, India

    Kelsey Sathe

    Smiling man is follwing by a flock of sheep

    On our way from a nearby village back to Navadarshanam, the farm we were staying at for the weekend, this shepherd and his flock passed by us on the road. Although we did not exchange any words, and would not have understood each other if we had, we exchanged smiles, and I was lucky enough to capture his.