Shutterbugs Capture BU in All Its Glory
Photo contest draws more than 600 submissions
Last month, we invited members of the BU community to show their Terrier pride by submitting photos via the hashtag #oneBU that illustrated what BU meant to them. The response was astonishing. In one week’s time, 676 people sent photos via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Weibo.
The images captured the Charles River, Marsh Chapel, Bay State Road, and Nickerson Field. There were stunning photos of sunrises and sunsets. Students from BU Study Abroad submitted photos from Australia and Ecuador.
Our thanks to our three judges, Toni Pepe Dan, a lecturer in the College of Fine Arts’ School of Visual Arts; Micha Sabovik, College of Communication assistant dean of student services; and Stephen Haines, a COM lecturer. They had the unenviable task of having to select three top winners. Taking third place in the contest was Ben Kvisler (SMG’15). Second place honors went to Alex Guan (CAS’17). And the first place prize was awarded to Ayako Watanabe (SMG’15). (Winners each received an Amazon gift card).
The photos have already garnered more than 83,000 Facebook impressions, over 1,000 visits on Tumblr, and nearly 800 mentions on Instagram. For those of you who haven’t yet seen them, we’ve put a sampling below for your enjoyment. To view all of the submissions, click here.
Second-place winner. Photo by Alex Guan (CAS’16)
Third-place winner. Photo by Benjamin Kvisler (SMG’15)
Photo by Megan Neely (CGS’16) (left). Photo by Meshari Alshammari (MED’15)
Photo by Emily Truax, Public Relations Associate (left). Photo by visiting scholar Shuo Wang
Top, left: Photo by Arielle Fischer, SPH Donor Relations & Development. Top, right: Photo by Lingxiu Ge (ENG’17). Bottom: Photo by Sofia Laurito (CGS’14, COM’16)
Photo by Sebastian Aranguibel (CAS’18) (left). Photo by Margaret Frawley (CAS’18)
Top, left: Photo by Allison Moore (COM’09). Top, right: Rachel Cohn (COM’16). Bottom: Photo by Cailyn Criniti (CAS’16, COM’16)
Photo by Kyle Pellerin (CAS’15) (left). Photo by Anapatricia Maldonado (CAS’16)
Photo by Joshua Ahrens (SHA’11)
Top, left: Photo by Cailyn Criniti (CAS’16, COM’16). Top, right: Rodrigo Bonilla (CGS’13, CAS’15). Bottom: Photo by Jose Turalba (ENG’16)
Photo by Alexandra Machado (CGS’15) (left). Photo by Breanna Allen (CAS’17)
Photo by Ella Clausen (COM’15)
Photo by Madison Gordon-Lavaee (CGS’12,COM’14) (left). Photo by Ben Heyman (CGS’11, COM’13)
Top, left: Photo by Cailyn Criniti (CAS’16, COM’16). Top, right: Photo by Susannah Keys (CAS’16). Bottom: Photo by Sofia Laurito (CGS’14, COM’16)
Photos by Jose Turalba (ENG’16)