Fourth annual Photo of the Day contest winners announced

Raksmeymony Yin '14 shot the People's Choice award winner at a historic sugar cane mill in the Dominican Republic.

A one-vote margin decided the People’s Choice winner in Gettysburg College’s fourth annual Photo of the Day contest.

The winner, Raksmeymony Yin '14, used a 10-second timer to snap a picture of himself in the Dominican Republic during an immersion trip offered by the College’s Center for Public Service. As he gazes toward a bright sky, a historic sugar cane mill curls darkly around him. The shot garnered 91 of 396 votes cast online.

When balloting closed Sept. 19, a shot by Cam Nguyen '13 trailed by a single vote, but the image’s mystical beauty earned it the Editors’ Choice award. In dramatic light, Nguyen captured a sunrise yoga session atop Annapolis Rocks in Maryland during one of the College’s Ascent pre-Orientation trips for first-year students.

Each winner will receive a $250 gift card at the College Bookstore, which co-sponsored the prizes along with the College’s Office of Communications & Marketing. The latter judged the Editors’ Choice award.

The remaining four finalists were chosen from among dozens of entries.

See last year’s winners

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college, which enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students, is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Associate Director of Editorial Services Jim Hale

Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2012

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