Check out the winners of the Coolest Photo of the Summer contest!
August 19, 2010 By Leigh Ivey
Maggard ’12, is this year’s winner for the Coolest Photo of the
“Admiring the Aegean,” submitted by Natalie Pope ’13, took
second place in the contest.
“The Corner Effect,” submitted by Andrew Howard ’13, is this
summer’s third-place winner.
As they do every summer, the members of the Centre College community have spent their time wisely. From travels abroad to high-tech research assignments to educational internships, Centre students have had their eyes opened by an array of experiences this summer.
And they have shared photos from these experiences with the Centre College Communications Office. Dozens of pictures capture moments of sightseeing, volunteering, learning, ziplining, celebrating and more. All the submissions were fantastic, but three photos emerged as the cream of the crop.
Taking first place is “Polar Bear Plunge in Switzerland,” submitted by Colleen Maggard ’12. The photo captures Maggard and fellow Centre students Liz Bressler ’12, Alex Sterba ’12, Jeff Mullaney ’12, Zeric Mason ’12, Alex Lloyd ’11 and Skyler Shasky ’12 as they took a dip in the ice-cold water of Lake Brienz in Interlaken, Switzerland. “The water in the lake comes straight from snow that melts off the top of the mountains and glaciers surrounding the city,” Maggard says. The group, part of this summer’s study abroad program in Strasbourg, France, took a weekend visit to Interlaken, where they traveled in canoes through the Saxeten and Grimsel river canyons, paraglided off the Alps and explored the treetops of the forest via rope-climbing and ziplining.
Second place goes to “Admiring the Aegean,” submitted by Natalie Pope ’13. This summer, Pope—along with Ben Vockery ’12, Ibrahim Jadoon ’13 and Centre religion professor Tom McCollough—studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. In the photo, Pope sits gazing at the coastline of Assos, Turkey.
This year’s third-place winner is “The Corner Effect,” submitted by Andrew Howard ’13. Howard spent five weeks of the summer studying abroad in Berlin, Germany, with the KIIS (Kentucky Institute for International Studies) Program. While there, he visited the Eastside Gallery, a preserved section of the Berlin Wall that artists use to paint murals. Using the panorama feature on his camera, Howard “created an optical illusion,” he says. “This is, in fact, a straight stretch of wall; however, by combining different angles of the same section, I created a ‘corner effect.’”
All three photos will be displayed in the College’s Campus Center and The Hub Coffee House for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Photo of the Week archives to see more photos from the summer.