Photo Contest 2020

Congratulations to the winners of our first UCI International Photo Competition. The Office of Global Engagement, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Study Abroad Center are honored to share with you the inspiring winning photographs.

 UCI domestic and international students and alumni contributed photos taken outside their home countries, to share their experiences. The photos express their unique perspectives in five categories:  People, Culture, Daily Life, COVID-19, and the World is Your Classroom. 

 Now you can share in their experiences by seeing the world from a range of different and valuable viewpoints. Please take this opportunity to explore the photos and gain insight into the experiences available through studying and living while immersed in another culture. 

UCI Alumni

Category: COVID-19

1st Place - Category: COVID-19, Group: Alumni

1st Place1st Place: Jeff Lee, ’13, Rome, Italy

Breakfast at Home by Lilla Lavanakul

Second Place2nd Place: Lilla Lavanakul, ’19, France

3rd Place: Maria Mandanas, '19, Venice, Italy

3rd Place3rd Place: Maria Mandanas, ’19, Venice, Italy

Category: Culture

1st Place - Category: COVID-19, Group: Alumni

1st Place1st Place: Clair Mansour, ’17, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

2nd Place

Second Place2nd Place: Dordaneh Ashouriha, ’18, Vatican City

UCI Alumni Culture 3rd Place by Dordaneh-Ashoriha

3rd Place3rd Place: Dordaneh-Ashorihal, ’18, Murano, Italy

Category: Daily Life

1st Place - Category: Daily Life, Group: Alumni

1st Place1st Place: Dordaneh Ashouriha, ’18, Venice, Italy

Sunset by Marina Krivonossova 2nd Place UCI Alumni

Second Place2nd Place: Marina Krivonossova, ’19, Lisse, Netherlands

Galway by Autumn Monteforte

3rd Place3rd Place: Autumn Monteforte ’14, Galway, Ireland; The Claddagh

Category: People

1st Place - Category: People, Group: Alumni

1st Place1st Place: Jose Ramos, ’14, Sahara Desert, Morocco

Jolly Fruit Vendor by Clair Mansour

Second Place2nd Place: Clair Mansour, ’17, Cairo, Egypt

Art with Balinese Seniors by Skylar Hanson

3rd Place3rd Place: Skylar Hanson, ’14, Denpasar, Bali

Category: World is a Classroom

1st Place - Category: World is a Classroom, Group: Alumni

1st Place1st Place: Clair Mansour, ’17, Museum D’Orsay, Paris, France

Follow the Leader by Marina Krovonossova

Second Place2nd Place: Marina Krivonossova ’19, Marrakech, Morocco

Strength of Elephant Spirit by Sharon Ho

3rd Place3rd Place: Sharon Ho, ’19, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Students

Category: COVID-19

1st Place - Category: COVID-19, Group: International Students

1st Place1st Place: Eduard Gavril, ’20, UCI, Irvine, CA

An Empty Campus by Tongtong Zhao

Second Place2nd Place: Tongtong Zhao, ’20, UCI, Irvine, CA

Category: Culture

1st Place - Category: Culture, Group: International Students

1st Place1st Place: Yingxuan Ma, ’23, Newport Beach, CA

Gossip branch by Eduard Gavril

Second Place2nd Place: Eduard Gavril, ’20, Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Category: Daily Life

1st Place - Category: Daily Life, Group: International Students

1st Place1st Place: Yingxuan Ma, ’23, Newport Beach, CA

California's colors by Eduard Gavril

Second Place2nd Place: Eduard Gavril, ’20, Laguna Beach, CA

Huntington Beach Sunset by Yingxuan Ma

3rd Place3rd Place: Yingxuan Ma, ’23, Huntington Beach, CA

Students Study Abroad

Category: COVID-19

1st Place - Category: COVID-19, Group: US Study Abroad

1st Place1st Place: Franchesca Leung, ’21, Central Station in Sydney, Australia

Science by Derek Feng

Second Place2nd Place: Derek Feng, ’20, Edinburgh, Scotland

Disneyland Paris during COVID-19 Pandemic by Melissa Vasquez

3rd Place3rd Place: Melissa Vasquez, ’20, Paris, France

Category: Culture

1st Place - Category: Culture, Group: US Study Abroad

1st Place1st Place: Helay Liang, ’20, Cape Town, South Africa

Shiyu Liu, '20, Qinghai, Gansu Province, China

Second Place2nd Place: Shiyu Liu, ’20, Qinghai, Gansu Province, China

Hidden Temple by Courtney Man

3rd Place3rd Place: Courtney Man, ’20, Kyoto, Japan

Category: Daily Life

1st Place - Category: Daily Life Group: US Study Abroad

1st Place1st Place: Khoa Tran, ’22, Shinjuku Japan

Nomadic Chores by Leila Awad

Second Place2nd Place: Leila Awad, ’20, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

3rd Place - Category: Daily Life Group: US Study Abroad

3rd Place3rd Place:  Tongtong Zhao, ’20, Paris, France

Category: People

1st Place - Category: People, Group: US Study Abroad

1st Place1st Place: Khanh Nguyen, ’23, Saigon, Vietnam

Thoura Breaks by Leila Awad

Second Place2nd Place:Leila Awad, ’20, Beirut, Lebanon

The Fishermen by Veronica Gonzalez

3rd Place3rd Place: Veronica Gonzalez, ’20, Beirut, La Pacanda, Michoacan, Mexico

Category: World is a Classroom

1st Place - Category: World is Classroom, Group: US Study Abroad

1st Place1st Place: Claire Chaisson, ’20, Titlis, Switzerland

2nd Place - Category: World is Classroom, Group: US Study Abroad

Second Place2nd Place: Melissa Martens, ’20, Heron Island, Australia

3rd Place - Category: World is Classroom, Group: US Study Abroad

3rd Place3rd Place: Vishuddhi Jayawickrema, ’22, Sri Lanka