Three Take Top Prizes in Photography Contest

Written by Laura Paskin
April 7, 2014

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean S. Kathleen La Voy announced the winners of the 2013 Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition. A distinguished panel of professional photographers selected the winners from more than 75 entries.  The award ceremony and reception are scheduled for May 1.

“Our students have captured more than a moment in their experience,” La Voy said. “They have shared with us a very personal window into the world.”

The top award winners are:

  • First place: Erica Snyder-Drummond, class of 2015, for her photo “In the Mosque,” above, taken in Casablanca, Morocco. Snyder-Drummond, an International Studies and French major, participated in the French in France Program.
  • Second place: Brian Cunningham, class of 2015, for his photo “La Doña Maria,” taken in Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico. Cunningham, a Film Studies and Spanish major, participated in the Latin American Studies program.
  • Third place: Felix Hidajat, class of 2014, for his photo “The Champion,” taken in Siena, Italy. Hidajat, a Photography major, participated in the Book Art in Siena program.

The winning photographs, along with those receiving an honorable mention award, will be on exhibit at the Kinsey Gallery on the Seattle University campus beginning April 21. The public is invited to join the judges, student photographers, and the university community at the awards ceremony and reception on May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, sponsors the annual Imagining the World photography competition. In addition to offering 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees, the college also administers the Global Awareness Program, which is available to students in any major in any college.