Latin American Images Photo Competition

Congratulations to the Winners!

1st Place “Eternidad” by Chelsey Dyer
2nd Place “Gorditas de Horno” by Elsa Mercado
3rd Place “Dignity in Protest” by Carwil Bjork-James
People’s Choice Award “Maya Ixil Women, Guatemala” by Miguel Cuj

 laipc-poster-2016-002The annual Latin American Images Competition continues to grow year after year. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff were invited to submit their favorite original photo taken in Latin America. Fifty-one submissions representing 17 countries were entered to the competition this year.  The panel of judges selected the top twenty photos which have been printed and displayed in the Buttrick Hall atrium for one week between January 11-20.

Award Reception

The winners were announced at a reception on Thursday, January 19 at 4:30pm in the atrium of Buttrick Hall.  Cash prizes were be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The public was invited to vote for their favorite photos on social media. The photo with the most ‘likes’ was chosen as the People’s Choice Award. This event was free and open to all Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and visiting scholars.

For the third year in a row Alma Paz-Sanmiguel coordinated all facets of the competition. Ben Tran (Asian Studies) and Candice Amich (English) were selected as the judges for this year’s competition.

View all this year’s submissions on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages.

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