Congratulations to our Adventures Abroad Photo Contest winners!
After much deliberation, Academic Arrangements Abroad’s panel of expert judges has selected the winners of this year’s photo contest, titled Adventures Abroad. First prize goes to Lisa Shalom for “Chinese New Year in Rome,” taken in the Eternal City during this vibrant celebration. “I love the gorgeous color and composition, and the stop action of the woman’s jeweled headpiece across her face while she was moving,” says panelist Cathy Farber, Vice President of Marketing & Communications.
Casey Cochran’s shot of boats in Venice took second prize. “The rich color palate and composition are what first drew me in,” says guest judge Daniel Kukla, a professional photographer. “But what kept me looking was the reflection in the water, which shows the buildings and sky and provides a unique view of a unique place.”
Third prize goes to Haley Hunter for her image of a Tasmanian landscape. “This photo shows one of the most remote and stunning places in the world,” says Farber. “We hope travelers will join us to discover other less-visited destinations, like Colombia, Central Asia, and Kashmir.”
Finally, this year’s People’s Choice award goes to Danielle Robidoux for her shot of AcroYoga, which blends yoga and acrobatics, on a beach in Puerto Rico.
Academic Arrangements Abroad sponsored this photo contest to raise awareness of its adventure travel programs—a newer offering for a company that has long been known for its culturally-focused tours. On these more active trips, travelers can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like discovering ancient temples in Sri Lanka, exploring Roman ruins in Tunisia, or hiking along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.