Education Abroad holds photo contest


A student overlooks the city from a ledge. Photo courtesy ofMaggie Trabucco

Chandler Padgett

For those who studied abroad last year and need scholarship money, look no further—the University of Alabama Education Abroad office is hosting a photo contest with prizes of $100 or $50. 

“It’s a great way for students to show what they experienced while they were studying abroad” Chad Berry, the assistant director of Education Abroad, said. “It’s a great way to see some really cool pictures as well.” 

Berry said that about 300 students participated and 5000 voted last year.

There are four categories: Landscape, Local Color, UA Spirit, and Crimson Captured (where international students can take pictures of UA). There are winners for each category, and these are chosen by students via the Ferguson Center or the Education Abroad Facebook page.

Maggie Trabucco, a senior majoring in public relations, won the landscape category last year with a picture from Oia, Greece. 

“Most of the support I got came from sharing the photo on social media,” Trabucco said to prospective participants. “I would definitely recommend posting it in all of the Facebook groups you’re a member for and encouraging friends to share if they can.”

Photography skills are not necessary. 

“I really don’t have much photography experience. Greece is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I don’t think it’s possible to take a bad picture there,” she said.

The deadline to submit a photo is Oct. 29.

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