Summer photo contest winners announced

Top photos on view Oct. 1-11 in January Hall

The first-place winner of the 2013 Summer Photo Contest captures winter in New Zealand.

Senior Cole Bishop took his award-winning photograph as he hiked Mount Fyffe, located south of the equator near the New Zealand town of Kaikoura.

“It was mid-winter there and the sun sets at 5 p.m.,” said Bishop. “It’s a pretty incredible place. New Zealand has these huts all over the back country for hikers.”

These rustic outposts offer no electricity or running water, but Bishop and his friends were happy to take shelter there as they trekked up and down the 5,250-foot mountain. The photo captures Bishop’s friends playing with LED poi spinning lights.

Bishop is studying earth and planetary sciences, in Arts & Sciences, but is passionate about photography. He shoots for the First Year Center, the Career Center and student groups.

His photograph and other winning images will be on display in January Hall’s first floor Oct. 1-11.

The student contest, a first, was sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Summer Programs & Conference Services and University College. For more information, visit

Above: International Affairs graduate student Cindy Minor won “Best Study Abroad” photo for her image of a rural town near Shanghai. Below: Freshman Mary Richardson won “Best On Campus” photo for her image, “Scientific Culture.”